In keeping with my new Music Monday trend (of writing the blog an hour into Tuesday and then pre-dating it), I thought I’d share with you this amazing store I happened upon today in Burlington, VT.

Located just off Burlington’s beautiful Church Street in the picturesque downtown area, Burlington Records is no doubt a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

According to their website, “Burlington Records is a community of area collectors of vinyl records, music memorabilia, and equipment founded on the belief that great music exists in all genres from classical to punk to hip-hop, folk, rock and everything in between.

I have to say, when I spotted the sign a few steps from Burlington’s famous pedestrian street, I expected an independent music store that sold slightly obscure albums from Indy and local bands in addition to more popular ones. I found instead – to my delight – a narrow space chock full of…records. Who woulda thunk it? This store was crammed wall to wall with rare LPs, 45s, CDs, and hard-to-find posters from bands and artists both new and old. To my dismay, I was unable to spend more than a quarter of an hour there because of my schedule (always on the go, eh?), but I have plans to return on my next trip to Burlington! Check out a couple posters that struck my fancy below.

Read more about Burlington Records here.

What’s your favorite hidden music store? Leave a note in the comments!