About

Rediscover Records is a record store in Elgin, Illinois. We are located at 9 S. Spring Street in historic downtown Elgin. Find new store hours and COVID updates below.

June/July 2020: Storefront is OPEN!! Hours are listed below. We will be practicing all safety protocols as we all continue life with COVID-19. For the safety of all, we'll have 6 feet social distancing increments marked off within the shop, we will limit capacity to 8 people, and a face covering will be required for entry. Since record shopping is such a hands on shopping experience, we'll have gloves you can wear or sanitizer to apply before you start shopping, you know, for health of it! Thanks! We will continue to sanitize high traffic areas, flat surfaces, our credit card machine, and the staff will continue to wear face coverings. We can still arrange for pre-paid pick-ups and mailings if you'd rather go that route. Be safe and let's take care of each other.

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 you'd like to pick up a record (and possibly others) at the shop, we can arrange a "non-shipping" payment, plus sales tax. With the storefront opening May 29th, if you'd still rather pre-pay and pick up a record contact-free, we encourage you do that. 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" or we can run them to your car in front of the shop.

Rediscover Records Shirts: Get a comfortable Rediscover Records shirt with our iconic logo on it. Tap on the shirt on our homepage or "Merch" section to buy a shirt. Please specify a size in "Instructions from the Buyer".

Phone: 847-961-8445

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New Hours (For Now):
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 12pm to 5pm
Thursday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm



We accept all major credit and debit cards.

- We are no longer a UPS Access Point.

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 WEDNESDAY 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. Please contact us to make arrangements. Currently we are not looking 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 the fall of 2020 with concerns over the CoronaVirus. It will be a 3-day event on August 29th, Sept 26th, and Oct. 24. We are still participating! Check the "News" TAB or our socials for more updates. There is also a Black Friday Record Store Day which we also participate in.