Another Lubbock business is succumbing to the Hub City Closure Curse, leaving only one store of its kind left standing.  

Whether you’ve collected vinyl records since their heyday, or you are a part of the younger generations looking to revitalize a classic medium, having a go-to record store is a big deal for many collectors. These stores become a sort of family as you get to know the staff and other collectors during your long visits of scrolling through all the new stock. 

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Lubbock record stores are also special because they get involved with the community, hosting special events, and overall doing more than just selling records.  

One store in particular was known for selling both books and records, along with other things.  

Josey Books & Records, after 5 years in Lubbock, has officially announced that they will be closing their Hub City location. They will still be open for a couple of months and will feature liquidation sales starting at 30% off the entire store. These sales will continue to change over the next few weeks, giving bigger discounts as they get closer to closing. 

While it is sad to see them go, there is another record store in town that is still holding strong. Ralph’s Records is sticking around, and they are a great spot to shop new and used vinyl, CD’s, video games, collectables, concert tickets, and more. 

If you are looking to shop for used and discounted books, you can check out places like 2nd Chance Books or 2nd & Charles 

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