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I have a trip coming up to Montreal (Downtown, Rue Sherbrooke), and I'd like to look at some vinyl north of the border! I've already been to Aux 33 Tours, which is kind of nice, especially for new issue stuff. Where else is good to shop in that general area?
Whatever store has that Happy Monday's record is the best store in Montreal!!! lol
have a goot one.. have some good sushi while up there...
Just type Montreal into the search bar ,you'll get lots of suggestions.
I went up there a couple of times for the Jazz Fest.I had a great time.The people were really nice.
I found a couple of record stores ,but ,it's been a while.
The Beatnik's store on Mount Royal comes to mind.
The Beatnick is not on Mont-Royal but on St-Denis.
In any fashion, I have had a couple of quite "enlightening" shopping experiences there in recent times... Any inquiring record tourist would be well advised to PM me for details.
Thanks for the correction.Is there a record store on Mont-Royal?I could have sworn there was.
Several. See my initial reply to the OP's.
Aux 33 Tours is the best (see their web page for details). Prices tend to be a bit high but you canNOT come out of there empty handed! Whatever the genre you're into (generally speaking of course).
A few steps across the street from there, there is even now a "book and music" Goodwill (named Fripe-Prix Renaissance here) to check out on your way back West!
Half-kiddingly, you should go BACK to Aux 33 Tours because this is a very active shop, with new old stuff hitting the floor frequently, just like in the good old days, and the owner travels around a lot for record shows. No affiliation here.
I don't know what genres you are into, but about half a mile further West on Mont-Royal (the above shop's street), it can pay to visit the Bouquinnerie du Plateau, otherwise an excellent French bookstore manned by super friendly folks. They give good hard cold cash for books, CDs and records they need (records from Friday to Tuesday only) - they also price the records accordingly a bit steep, but they generally buy with caution and grade superbly! And they ALWAYS manage to have stuff I just never see anywhere else, mostly in classical and jazz. And quite nicely organized for classical! Next door is a newly established and weirdly organized vinyl joint... Melodie or something... Next door yet is le Fox-Troc with a small vinyl selection that may or may not include lower-priced surprises. Once you get there those shops can be found more or less in the same spot.
Do be warned that an on-going student strike/demonstration here has been hitting downtown night after night for some time now, and there is kind of an unusual retail business curfew in and around downtown.
Crunched for time, I only had time for one store, so Aux 33 Tours it was! I found a lot of great stuff, including a copy of the RSD Noel Gallagher EP (not released in US) for my pal, Cwsiggy. That is a great store. The organization of the used stuff is borderline OCD!
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