While streaming is the latest and greatest way to discover to music, you can't beat listening to your favorite bands on vinyl. Vinyl is not going anywhere. In fact, it has a devoted following that has not only endured over the years but is also growing. Music lovers who shop for vinyl are keeping record stores open and thriving around the country. If you're a fan of vinyl and love flipping through a stack of records, you have several stores to check out in the Indianapolis area. Stop by these shops in Indy when you're looking for vinyl records.

Indy CD & Vinyl

Indy CD & Vinyl is not only a locally owned but also a female-owned independent record store. It has one of the largest selections of new and used vinyl in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area. You can find music from a wide variety of genres, including jazz, hip-hop, country, reggae, soundtracks, and rock.

The store also has a large stock of electronic, rock, and jazz LPs, both new and used, and it carries almost everything you need to listen to your records. Stop by to shop for a new turntable, accessories, music cleaners, speakers, and other retail items.

Indy CD & Vinyl will buy your used vinyl, too. If you have records you don't want anymore, you can bring them in for cash. The buyers will assess your items and make you a generous offer if you have something they think will sell in the shop. Buying takes place between noon and 5 p.m. daily. Simply fill out the form on the website to set up a meeting time. You'll find Indy CD & Vinyl at 806 Broad Ripple Ave. in Indianapolis. 

Karma Records???

Karma Records has three locations in the Indianapolis area. The east side location is proudly the oldest independent record store in Indianapolis, and each store has thousands of new and used records, CDs, DVDs, and cassettes. The inventory at Karma is constantly changing, so it is always worth stopping in to see what's available. This is the place to shop when you want to find your favorite metal bands on vinyl. The bountiful crates of used records are always fun to rifle through — you never know what you might find in them. 

If you have gently used vinyl, DVDs, or CDs, you might be able to sell them to Karma. Call ahead so you can schedule a good time to come in. Find Karma's three locations at:


  • 3802 N. High School Road, in Indianapolis.
  • 3532 W 86th St in the Pyramid Place Shopping Center, in Indianapolis.
  • 21 North Post Road, in Indianapolis.
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Luna Music

Luna Music is another independent music store. It's been around for over 25 years and is a full-service shop with new and used records and more. The vinyl inventory includes more than 10,000 pieces, and the shop carries upward of 15,000 used LPs. You can find almost anything you want at this small record store, from popular titles to rare and hard-to-find music. Luna is more than just a record store, however. The shop hosts in-store performances, offers in-store events, and provides news and information about all things music.

Luna also offers cash for used vinyl and has a subscription service. Sign up for either a six- or 12-month subscription, and get a selection of vinyl LPs delivered to your doorstep each month. You'll find Luna Music at 5202 N. College Ave in Indianapolis.

Square Cat Vinyl

Square Cat Vinyl is a record store where you can shop for your favorite music on vinyl, a performance venue, and a bar that serves wine, beer, and coffee. Square Cat Vinyl's mission is to be a communal space for music lovers and performers, whether they are local or just passing through. 

The record shop at Square Cat Vinyl has a large assortment of new and used vinyl for sale. You can find all the classics along with many up-and-coming artists. This is the place to check out when you want to find great local bands and labels, because the shop loves to promote area artists. 

You'll find Square Cat Vinyl at 1054 Virginia Avenue in Indianapolis.

Irvington Vinyl & Books

Irvington Vinyl & Books is a small new and secondhand bookstore with a selection of used vinyl records. This store is worth a look if you are in the area and want to browse or bring in something to trade. If you make a trade, you'll receive 50% of the retail value to spend on merchandise in the store. Visit Irvington Vinyl & Books at 9 Johnson Avenue in Indianapolis. 

The Exchange

The Exchange is a popular spot where you can buy, sell, and trade all types of media, including vinyl. The store has wall-to-wall stacks of well-organized merchandise and a staff that is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about helping customers. The Exchange has two locations in the Indianapolis area: One in Broad Ripple Village at 10019 East Washington Street and the other at 5975 E. 82nd Street in Castleton. 

Vinyl Rescue Project

Vinyl Rescue Project is an independent record store with a wide selection of new and used LPs, 45s, and more. This store has collector-quality used merchandise in every music genre, from country to rock and jazz to indie pop. The staff at Vinyl Rescue Project loves music and records and is passionate about preserving and restoring all things vinyl. 

Whether you are a dedicated collector or you just want to stop by to browse, this store is a must if you are a music lover. You'll find Vinyl Rescue Project at 520 N State Rd., 135 Suite M, in Greenwood, Indiana.

These are some of our favorite places to shop for vinyl in the Indianapolis area. Do you know of any other places that have great record selections? Stop by Tom Wood Nissan and tell us about it, or contact us online. We might even add your recommendation to our list of favorites.