Best places for music lovers to shop around Seattle for Small Business Saturday 2018
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When the Thanksgiving meal is over and Christmas is creeping closer each day, it's time again for days devoting to shopping, and what's better than music-related gifts? Seattle, particularly as the birthplace of grunge, has a little something for every type of music lover this Small Business Saturday, particularly for vinyl lovers--and whether it's a gift for someone else or you're treating yourself. Here are some of the best.

Easy Street Records
4559 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-EASY (3279)

Sometimes, after a long but successful trip vinyl shopping, you need to refuel, and Easy Street's perfect for it. Shop their selection of new and used vinyl or grab some of the store's own merchandise like shirts and mugs, take in an in-store performance, then head over to the cafe to grab something to eat. Of course, many of the dishes are named after musical icons like Hank Williams, James Brown, Johnny Cash, and more, while others are named after genres and famous songs. Easy Street will also be celebrating the Black Friday edition of Record Store Day and Small Business Saturday with an in-store performance by Kinski.

Bop Street Records
2220 NW Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
(206) 297-2232

You can't go wrong with a record store considered among the best in the country and, more importantly, once visited by Radiohead until the early hours of the morning--and that's just the start of their famous clientele. The store that started with its owner selling 45s out of his parents' basement now stocks over half-a-million records, making it a must-visit.You can also check out their inventory on eBay.

Silver Platters
2930 1st Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 283-3472

A city with as much musical impact as Seattle is bound to have a few great record stores, and the wonderfully named Silver Platters is another one of them with its great selection of both new and used CDs and vinyl records, as well as DVDs. The store also hosts in-store performances and signings. Want to buy online? Take advantage of their current special with free shipping on orders over $30.

Jive Time
3506 Fremont Ave. N 
Seattle WA, 98103
(206) 632-5483

Stop by the aptly named and well-known Jive Time and check out their selection of thousands of new and used records. And be sure to check out their website, too--it's packed with information like music guides and information on local artists.

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 634-1662

If you're looking to give the gift of playing music this holiday seasons, look no further than Dusty Strings for both instruments and lessons. Their selection includes everything from guitars and mandolins to harps and hammer dulcimers, as well as accessories, meaning there's something for everyone. They also offer rentals and repairs, and the music school often hosts concerts.