Rediscover Records is a record store in Elgin, Illinois. We are located at 9 S. Spring Street in historic downtown Elgin. Find store hours and COVID updates below.
Closed July 4th 2022, which of course is a Monday when we are closed anyway.
2022: 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 probably will just for the health of others, the staff, and their families. In this new world, we'll still keep gloves & sanitizer for your convenience. The current staff is fully vaccinated. Be safe, kind, and continued health to all. Thanks. In the words of Thomas Dolby, "SCIENCE!!"
Buying from the Site: We've added dozens of records to our site. 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 (usually $4.98 for single LPs) will be added. We ship next day.
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".
Wednesday: 12pm to 7pm
Thursday: 12pm to 7pm
Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
We accept cash, credit cards, & debit cards. ApplePay-type "tap" payments as well. Also, Zelle, PayPal, and Venmo.
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 also buy your gently used records. We can look at/buy/take in records at these times:
Wednesday: 12pm to 5pm
Thursday: 12 to 4pm
Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday: 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 2022! Click/Tap the Taylor Swift RSD Ambassador image on our homepage for more info. RECORD STORE DAY LIST IS UP!!
Record Store Day, a worldwide event, is normally the third Saturday in April and in 2022 Record Store Day is on April 23rd!. 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. We will post the list of RSD items we were able to curate by midnight on April 21st. There is also a Black Friday Record Store Day which we also participate in.