This off the beaten path, independent store is bigger than it looks from the outside: the premises are unexpectedly roomy, and every shelf is chockablock with CDs and vinyl, both new and secondhand. Under the shop's exposed beam ceilings, find an extensive library of top 40 crowd-pleasers and timeless classics amid rarer, more underground gems. Don't forget to glance at Fingerprints' schedule of live performances as well, which happen many times a week and feature both up-and-coming acts and bigger names (Run River North and Rick Springfield, to name a few).
Depending where you live, you may not be able to just "pop down" to Long Beach, but once you’re down there, you'll find yourself wanting to stay. When you’re not touring the Queen Mary or catching the ferry to Catalina, dive into the neighborhood’s unexpected mecca of indie boutiques. Yes, it’s true—while you’re waiting for traffic on the 405 or 710 to clear out, you might just stumble upon a unique second-hand book, authentic mid-century credenza or locally made leather jacket. Intrigued? Check out our insider’s guide to the best shopping in Long Beach.
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