Vinyl madness

A legendary Liverpool record shop is selling its astounding back collection of 15,000 records for a bargain price


The Vinyl Emporium, the now-closed Bold Street record shop, is selling its astounding back stock of 15,000 records on eBay – and if you hurry you could grab a bargain.

The “Liverpool institution” had a raft of celebrity fans – Noel Gallagher was a regular customer, and Quentin Tarantino even made a purchase there when he came to the city in 2007.

The much-loved store, now home to a much less trendy Asian market, closed in March 2013 due to mysterious “circumstances concerning the property”.

Just a fraction of the massive collection

Just a fraction of the massive collection

The records are currently sat in an undisclosed lock-up in the Baltic Triangle, waiting for their next lucky owner.

The eBay auction is due to end on Tuesday, and at the time of writing is at £2,050. With a reserve of £5,000, that means you’ll pay at least £3 a record – not a bad price for a hefty collection that’s bound to include a few gems.

The closure of The Vinyl Emporium, previously Hairy Records, marked the loss of one of the city centre’s few devoted record shops – today, only Probe and 3B Records remain.

The current residents of the shop - much less indie cred

The current residents of the shop – much less trendy

The selling of their stock is a good way to get your hands on a tiny slice of Liverpool history.

The collection is heavily 70s/80s records, and is made up of all genres, from Rock to Reggae.

It may seem out of reach on a student budget, but dipping into your overdraft will be worth it when you impress all the vinyl heads at your next house party with a huge music archive running out of your bedroom.

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