The best record shops in Manchester are an added bonus to the city’s outstanding, ingrained musical heritage. From its legions of legendary bands and its great live music scene to its pubs and bars with brilliant jukeboxes, Manchester is music guru's Eden.
That artistic devotion has enabled the local record shop scene to remain positively thriving, serving thousands of local music fans and hundreds of DJs. With a supposed vinyl revival having blossomed as digital music distribution faltered in the past few years, more and more people are once again relying on their local neighbourhood purveyor of aural delights – dangerous on the wallet but delightful to the ears.
Here are five of the best record retailers in the city.