The Jazz Record Mart
27 E. Illinois Ave.

Huge number of rare and not-so-rare jazz, blues, and R&B CDs and records.

Reckless Records

3126 N. Broadway St.

1532 N. Milwaukee Ave.

26 E. Madison St.

The best selection of vinyl, DVDs, and videos. Stocks a lot of imported vinyl, and they’ll order anything they don’t have. Buy a CD by a band playing at the Empty Bottle and get into the show free—be sure to ask your friendly sales associate to put you on the list.

Permanent Records
1914 W. Chicago Ave.

Great selection of rare vinyl and the staff might just know your music tastes better than you do.

Vintage Vinyl
925 Davis St., Evanston

Rare and collectable vinyl and CDs. They also have rare T–shirts. Expensive, but they have collectibles that are hard to find.