Welcome To Recycled Records

Recycled Records has been buying and selling new and used vinyl, cassettes, movies and other knick knacks for more than 26 years at our downtown location in the capital city of Springfield, Illinois. The resell store, owned and operated by brothers Gary and Mark Kessler, is at 625 E. Adams between 6th and 7th Streets, originally a furniture store opened by their grandparents in 1910.

During the 1970's, Gary and Mark haunted garage sales to build their vinyl record and 8-track music collections. Tired of this hit-or-miss approach, they saw the need for a business that would make it easier, and less costly, for music lovers to find what they wanted. They opened Recycled Records in 1980 with a modest collection of about 800 of their own hard to find vinyl LP's.

Word spread about the venture, and the Kessler's were soon swamped with record collectors who wanted to buy and sell their vinyl collections and music lovers who liked their deeply discounted prices on hard to find used albums as well as new releases and popular items. Within 15 years, their inventory of new and used records, cassettes, books and magazines occupied the entire second floor of the furniture store. In 2001 the main floor also became part of Recycled Records and the furniture moved into the basement where it still resides today.

Today, Recycled Records occupies the entire store including selling deals in both new and used DVD's CD's, LP's, cassette tapes, stereo equipment and vintage Playboys. Their in-store inventory of more than 70,000 titles is one of the largest in the world.

Mark and Gary have developed reputations as music experts who will try to find, often successfully, any title for you. They love the challenge of special requests, and they deal with music and movie collectors from all over the country to locate rare, out-of-print and "impossible-to-find" titles.

Next time your search comes to a dead end, call the experts!

Store hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 5:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday: Closed

hard to find vinyl - out of print cd's - collectors edition records - neon lighting - guitars - amps - speakers - digital cameras - stereo equipment - video game consoles - hard to find video games - dvd's - vhs movies - movie players - jewelry - cassette tapes - and more and more and more...