If you’re a lover of hard to come by records, then you can’t ever go wrong with paying a visit to Oxfam Music.
The shop is in the Stockbridge area, slightly north of town, which is one of my very favourite parts of Edinburgh.
I find myself regularly gasping with delight whenever I am in Oxfam Music, I have found so many records that are long out of print. I once found a copy of Half Man Half Biscuit’s “The Trumpton Riots EP”, which has been out of print for around twenty years, and I even found a very rare copy of Jane’s Addiction’s second record with the rubber cover (which my decision to not buy will forever haunt me). As it is a charity shop, everything is very reasonably priced, and you’re almost guaranteed to find a bargain, no matter what your taste in music is.
The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and I’ve frequently found myself chatting away to them for ages about music. The shop also sells a small selection of books, films, and computer games, all at great prices and you occasionally get a great find in those too – especially with the films. The stock is always changing, so it is worth visiting regularly.