Hidden behind Main St. next to the train tracks lies Willimantic Records, a small used record shop. You'll find old books, vinyl, cassettes and CDs all organized alphabetically and by genre. With surprisingly large local and international sections, it's easy to find something for any taste. I came in looking for old Hostage Calm on vinyl, or other sad punk things, but couldn't find any so I dug through the decently large 99¢ table for something with cool cover art for my apartment.
Check their blog, Facebook, and Tumblr for upcoming dates with live music, and special promotions. Willimantic Records can be accessed by Main St., but look for the sign, and you'll have to cross through the alley, as the entrance is in back. It's labeled as 744 Main St., and more parking is available in back as well as further down on Main St.
This is not an establishment for those who shy away from the hunt, and thumbing through loads and loads of records with no promise of success. I, however, love the hunt, and was happy to dig a little to find a gem.
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