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RAVE Reviews Releases Ranking of the Best Record Shops and Bookstores

EUGENE, Ore., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RAVE Reviews, the innovative site that publishes entertaining rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has published a ranking series of the "Best Record Shops and Bookstores," available at https://www.ravereviews.org/travel/best-record-shops-and-bookstores/

Over the past few decades consumers have increasingly shifted to the "get in and get out" mindset when it comes to shopping. While most stores have been overhauling their business models to fit this behavior, bookstores and record shops have largely stuck with the cluttered, poorly organized system that so many people find charming. To celebrate the longevity and integrity of these shops, RAVE Reviews has compiled a list of the top twenty five bookstores and record shops that you can get lost in today.

With a vast selection of books available at the click of a button, people rarely go to traditional bookstores or record shops anymore with the sole intention of making a purchase. People go into these stores expecting an experience. The storied businesses RAVE has included in this ranking can provide that experience. If you want to get lost in mounds of books, head to Powell's Books in Portland which has over 2 million books stuffed into every available nook and cranny. For a more lively experience, try out Grimey's New and Preloved music in Nashville which has hosted performances from renowned artists such as Metallica. RAVE highly recommends you read through the whole ranking as these two stores are just a taste of what is inside.

"I can spend the better part of a day in a bookstore or record shop, buy nothing, and walk away feeling like the trip was very successful," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE Reviews. "We found the places where you can also find that success."

In determining which stores to feature, RAVE compared reviews from sources across the internet and took into account multiple factors such as the store's depth and breadth of selection, length of time in business, hosting special events, appearance on similar lists, and more.

The full list of featured stores includes:       

1-2-3-4 Go! Records - San Francisco, California

Amoeba Music - Los Angeles, California

A Room of One's Own Books & Gifts - Madison, Wisconsin

Blue Willow Bookshop - Houston, Texas

BookPeople - Austin, Texas

Bookshop Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, California

Burke's Bookstore - Memphis, Tennessee

Cactus Music - Houston, Texas

Caliban Books - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

City Lights Booksellers and Publishers - San Francisco, California

Easy Street Records - Seattle, Washington

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elliot Bay Book Company - Seattle, Washington

Fingerprints Music - Long Beach, California

Garden District Book Shop - New Orleans, Louisiana

Gatsby Books - Long Beach, California

Goner Records - Memphis, Tennessee

Good Records - New York City, New York

Grimey's New and Preloved Music - Nashville, Tennessee

Indy CD & Vinyl - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indy Reads Books - Indianapolis, Indiana

J. Michaels Books - Eugene, Oregon

Jerry's Records - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Magers & Quinn Booksellers - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Magnolia Thunderpussy - Columbus, Ohio

Music Millennium - Portland, Oregon

Myopic Bookstore - Chicago, Illinois

Newbury Comics - Boston, Massachusetts

Parnassus Books - Nashville, Tennessee

Peaches Records -New Orleans, Louisiana

Powell's Books - Portland, Oregon

Reckless Records - Chicago, Illinois

Record Exchange - Boise, Idaho

Record Exchange - St. Louis, Missouri

Rockin Rudy's - Missoula, Montana

Rough Trade NYC- Brooklyn, New York

Shakespeare & Co. - Missoula, Montana

Skip's Records & CD World - Eugene, Oregon

Streetlight Records - Santa Cruz, California

Strictly Discs - Madison, Wisconsin

Subterranean Books -  St. Louis, Missouri

Tattered Cover Book Store - Denver, Colorado

The Book Loft of German Village - Columbus, Ohio

The Last Bookstore - Los Angeles, California

The Rediscovered Bookshop - Boise, Idaho

The Strand - New York City, New York

Trident Booksellers and Cafe - Boston, Massachusetts 

Twist 'n' Shout - Denver, Colorado

Waterloo Records - Austin, Texas

Word Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

RAVE Reviews is an authoritative and entertaining guide for consumer goods, entertainment, and travel. It's not a product review site or a lifestyle magazine. But if those two met on an online dating site, 9 months later, you'd have RAVE Reviews.

Questions? Contact:
Hillary Miller, Managing Editor, RAVE Reviews
Web: http://www.ravereviews.org/
Phone: 1 (877) 766-9088
Email: 214530@email4pr.com

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