Rediscover Records is an indie record shop in historic downtown Elgin, Illinois. We are located at 9 S. Spring Street. Our building dates back to 1885! Find store hours, news, events, and other information below.
Wednesday: 12pm to 7pm
Thursday: 12pm to 7pm
Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
~ We are very true to these hours. We don't show up late or leave early. Business 101. If you check google & it says, "closes soon", don't let that stop you, even if it's 10-15 minutes to closing. We'll hang. Stop in, look around, flip through some record bins. We appreciate you ~
~ We also monitor our socials closely if you wanted to send a DM.
We are located 2 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.
2022/2023: Hey, wow! We're in a face covering optional indoors phase of the pandemic in Illinois and Kane County. Feel free to wear a face covering or not. The same goes for the staff, while not required to wear a mask, we still may wear a face covering just for the health of others, the staff, and their families. In this new world, we'll keep sanitizer around because it was probably a good practice in the "before times" anyway. The staff is vaccinated. Be safe, kind, continued health to all, and Love Wins. As always, thanks
Buying from the Site: We frequently add records to our site, primarily new releases & reissues. Tap on record album covers for buying options. Click "Buy Now" and get it shipped to your door. You'll be redirected to PayPal, a modest shipping charge (typically $5.98 for single LPs) will be added. We ship next day.
FYI: We do not have every record in our shop on the site. The items that are listed, new and preloved are a good representation of what we do have in stock. We can order and pre-order new releases and reissues for you.
Pick-Up Option: If browsing the site & you'd like to pick up a record(s), shirt, or other items at the shop, we can arrange a "non-shipping" payment, plus sales tax. Send an email, call us, or DM via the socials and we can make an appointment for safe, non-contact, pickup at 9 S. Spring St. Elgin, IL. Your purchase will be right on the counter as you come in and you can just "grab n go".
Rediscover Records Shirts: Get a comfortable Rediscover Records logo shirt shipped right to your door! Also check our latest T-Shirt with the neon stylings. See the "Merch" section to buy a shirt. Please specify a size in "Instructions from the Buyer".
We accept cash, credit cards, & debit cards. ApplePay-type "tap" payments as well. Also, PayPal and Venmo.
We also buy your gently used records. We can look at/buy/take in records at these times:
Wednesday thru Saturday from: 12pm to 7pm. We pay cash (sometimes check), digital payments like Zelle/Venmo, or offer an in-store credit. We can't promise you wealth, but we can take a look at them. A kind donation in support of a small independent business is always appreciated too. Please contact us to make arrangements. Currently we are NOT looking for classical, opera, certain Big Band, Radio Programs, Andy Williams, your Grandma's Reader's Digest box sets, Mitch Miller and the Gang, 101 Strings, Kingston Trio, and things of that ilk. We are not looking for 78rpm records. 45rpm would fall under the "Kind donation to the shop" category, unless it was an insane collection of punk singles, or something like that.
We are participating in Record Store Day - Record Store Day, a worldwide event, is normally the third Saturday in April. We will open promptly at 8am. There is a line waiting to get it, which forms in the early hours of the morning. It's your call when to get in line, but it is "first come, first serve". There's no "holdsies" or preorders for RSD. Typically we will post our RSD list of the items we will have stocked 48 hours before we open that morning. There is also a Black Friday Record Store Day which we also participate in.
~ Also, we've populated our site enough with remaining Record Store Day exclusives we've added a link to our header page. Tap on it for capsules of the featured albums and how-to-buy via the site. If viewing from your phone, tap the 3-lined "cheeseburger" in the upper left for the drop down and hit Record Store Day. You can also tap "All Genres" and and choose "Record Store Day" for a listing for Record Store Day exclusvies