About

Rediscover Records is a record store in Elgin, Illinois. We are located at 9 S. Spring Street in historic downtown Elgin and we were established in 2010. We have thousands of records 33-1/3rpm, 45rpms, and 78rpm records. Scroll down for COVID-19 info and other ways to support Rediscover Records.

March/April 2020: With regards over the COVID19 virus, there is a "Shelter In Place" order in the state of Illinois til April 30th. We will be closed at least til then. Stay safe everyone and please, keep 'em spinnin'! We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, there's ways to still support the shop. Scroll down a little bit...

Gift Certificates: If you still want to support the shop, you can purchase a Gift Certificate in $10 or $25 increments to use at a later date by paying us via PayPal. We'll be happy to mail it to you ASAP and then when things get a little more normal in the world, you'll have "found money" to use here at the shop and still support the store at the same time. There's "Buy Now" buttons in the "Merch" section of our site. Thanks so much. For real, though.

Records and T-Shirts: If you'd like to support the shop without coming in, perhaps buy a record or shirt from our site. Click/Tap on an album cover and it will lead you to a brief bio of the record and buying options via "Buy Now" via PayPal. See the "MERCH" tab on our homepage if you like to order a T-Shirt. Please specify size of shirt in your PayPal purchase. Records or Shirts can be shipped out the next business day.

Record Sleeves: You've been putting off putting your record collection in sleeves and this quarantine is a good time to get it done. Tap/click on the "Merch" tab and scroll down and you'll find not only sleeves but also accessories. You can buy sleeves in packs of 50 or 100. Use the "Buy Now" button and we'll get them in the mail the next business day.

Phone: 847-961-8445

Hours:
Monday: 12pm to 6pm
Tuesday: 11am to 7pm
Wednesday: 11am to 7pm
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

We accept all major credit and debit cards. 

We are but a few blocks from the Elgin Stop on the Metra Line. The Pace Bus Stop is also just blocks away on Chicago St, as is the bike path. There is ample parking at the Spring Street and Fulton St. Parking decks. All parking on Elgin City streets are free parking! For a reference point, we just just 2 blocks north of the Grand Victoria Casino and Festival Park.

A few words on the records on our site. We do not have every record in our shop on the site. Our New Vinyl section is the most comprehensive of our inventory. Our home page proudly features New Releases/Reissues in stock. Tap/click on a record for a brief capsule and buying options. The pre-loved used LP tabs are but a representation of the records we may have. We, literally, have 1000s of records in our modest shop with multiple genres; rock, pop, punk, metal, soul, jazz, R&B, country, reggae, foreign countries, soundtracks, Broadway, classical, harmonica, polkas, and others. Dollar records continue to be price at "3 for $1". Gather info from the site and stop by! Meet some new friends, say "Hi" to us at the counter, and dig some records.

Buying from our site. Of course you can buy records from our site. We have it set up so you can purchase items with our "Buy Now" buttons via Pay Pal. You can check out via Pay Pal, a modest shipping and handling charge will be added (usually $4.99 or $5.99) and we ship the next business day via Media Mail. If you were looking to make a bulk LP purchase, contact us and we will make a streamlined shipping charge back channel. We've shipped across the country.

We also buy your gently used records. We can look at/buy/take in records TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY only. We pay cash (sometimes check) or offer an in-store credit. We can't promise you wealth (sometimes nothing at all) but we can take a look at them. The best thing to do is bring them in since we can't make an assessment over the phone. Currently we are not in the market for classical, opera, Christmas, certain Big Band, Andy Williams, Mitch Miller and the Gang, 101 Strings, and things of that ilk.

We participate in Record Store Day! Record Store Day, a worldwide event, has been postponed to June 20th, 2020 with concerns over the CoronaVirus. We are still participating! Check the "News" TAB or our socials for more updates. We post our list of RSD items we will have in stock two days before Record Store Day and we open promptly at 8am. We cannot order RSD titles for you nor can we hold records for you. A line usually forms on RSD by 5am and the line is first come, first serve. Join us on RSD throughout the day. There's usually titles available all day, not to mention our usual vast stock of New Releases/Reissues and preloved records. There is also a Black Friday Record Store Day which we also participate in. 

In the meantime, we got some records to spin! Get your bad self over to Rediscover Records!