Barnes & Noble Getting In on Vinyl Trend


Story by Anne Erickson

Barnes & Noble is launching its own vinyl-loving day

Vinyl is booming, thanks in no small part to the Record Store Day initiative, which has helped bring vinyl back into vogue while also drawing attention to local music shops with limited-edition vinyl records available only at independently run stores across the U.S. 

Now, Barnes & Noble, of course a major retail chain, is getting in on the vinyl trend with its own day. The store will kick off its Vinyl Day this Saturday (Nov. 21). Meanwhile, Record Store Day’s 2015 “Black Friday” event will take place on Black Friday, Nov. 27.

Barnes & Noble’s Vinyl Day promotion will take place at more than 600 stores around the country and offer exclusive vinyl albums, autographed records, giveaways and more.

Some of the exclusives vinyl items include the Beatles’ “The Singles” box set, Paul McCartney’s recently reissued “Tug of War” and “Pipes of Piece” albums packaged with limited-edition seven-inch singles, the Grateful Dead’s “Workingman’s Dead,” Don Henley’s “Cass County,” James Taylor’s “Greatest Hits” and “Before This World” and an exclusive release of the Pretenders’ Vinyl Collection 1979-1999 box set.

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