Amazing Record/CD store in RI

I just got back from the most amazing record and CD store(s) "In Your Ear Records and CDs"...Warren Rhode Island....If you are ever in RI it is a must visit for Record/CD collectors!

Yup, they have two store in the same little downtown, Main St market place. (Which as a side note is a really cool area to spend an afternoon...Great coffee shops, book stores, donut shops, etc)

The original shop is on Main St, about 3-5000 sq feet of more records and CDs than I've ever seen....Very hap-hazard.....Piles everywhere. As my friend Dave says, a great place to "crate dive"!.....Thousands of CDs for $1 each and many for $3.99 or three for $10.....I bought a bunch! And all in fantastic condition. No Flea Market discs!

The newer store on Market Street is much more up-scale. All CDs are arranged in alphabetical order by artist/band, nice lounge area.....lots of new, unopened CDs....Huge Jazz selection.....Most are priced from $3.99-$7.99 .....Only one unopened I bought was $15...(Donald Fegan, Northeast Corridor...One of the best live recordings I've ever heard)...... I scored an unopened copy of Mike Bloomfield, Super Sessions for $7.99!

All of this and under a half hour from my house!

I shall return!


Ever take trips to Mystic, CT.?

I'm in Ledyard once or twice a month......What ya got?

Mystic Disc,

10 Steamboat Wharf. Great little record store run by a great guy named Dan. 

Coincidentally, I’m in Ledyard right now!

That is great news!  I’m in the northern part of RI so a trip to both stores will be necessary.  Thank you both. 

Park in the big parking lot, Dan’s store is right there and he’ll validate your parking ticket. If either of you guys like oysters, the Mystic Oyster Club is right there also and Happy Hour Ninigret oysters are $1.50. Clean, briny and icy cold fresh from RI!

4:00 to 5:00 every day.

My long standing friend, Chris Zingg, is one of the owners of In Your  Ear.

Along with his two partners, he opened the first shop in Allston MA many years ago. Chris is a great guy, very knowledgeable and often has vintage hifi for sale at the Rhode Island store. The inventory is vast. well worth the trip.

I use to frequent their Thayer Street location in Providence Rhode Island until their closing. I'll be visiting their Warren Rhode Island location soon! Thank you for the post. 😎


Wow! This is pissah news (proof that I'm from here)! And a bit dangerou$, since it's  so close. Miss flipping through Newbury Comics for a couple of hours at a time and arriving home with way too much stuff. (Is that possible?) We used to hit 5 or 6 of them on a Saturday, all around BOS. They're still in Norwood, if you ever wanna shop exclusively with retired white guys.

I also just learned that Cheapo Records still exists in Central Sq., Camb. Haven't checked it out, but it's in the same location it was when I was in HS in the 80's. Ok, 70's. Alright, alright, jeesh, the 60's.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob S.

Cool.  I live in Chicago but my mother in law lives in Cumberland, RI.  She is having a lot of issues and my wife and I will be flying out for an extended visit to help out.  Does this store have any classical?

RPM Records in Traverse City, Michigan is a another great place for records, cds,

plus used gear restored by terrific technicians.


Traverse City,Mi is a great town.  Let’s not spoil it thru over promotion.  (-

Not too far away, on the Fairhaven / New Bedford Massachusetts lines is “Purchase Street Records”….Huge album selections and a reasonable CD selection….and surprisingly, lots of cassetts. They are on RT 6/Popes Island behind Dunkin Donuts….about 30 minutes from Warren RI



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