If you’re a vinylholic or CD-o-phile, you know the drill by now: This Saturday, April 13, more than a thousand independently owned record stores in the United States and internationally—yes, there are still that many—will have their day. Hundreds of limited-edition titles in dozens of genres are made available annually in late April to collectors and fans. Many of these releases have never before been available or are dressed up in swanky new packaging.
For vinyl fans, especially, it’s a chance to own something that few others ever will. They often don’t come cheap, these treasures, but don’t even bother asking a true record fanatic if that’s a problem.