The Record Exchange

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1105 W Idaho St, Boise, ID, USA


Idaho’s largest independent record store, celebrating 40 years in 2017.

Concert Tickets

We sell concert tickets for a variety of music venues and promoters. Visit The Record Exchange in person to purchase cheaper tickets in advance of events, avoiding online fees and getting shut out from a sold-out show!


Knitting Factory –

Revolution Concert House –

Neurolux –

Duck Club Presents –

Note: We do not sell tickets for Taco Bell Arena and Idaho Center shows.

Want to know what shows are coming up? Stop in and grab a flyer off the counter!

The Record Exchange Online Shop Portals

Click the links below for navigation to our online shops.

New Inventory

Browse our full online catalogue of new inventory. In-store pickup options available for many items.


Search our Amazon Marketplace for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books.


Our rarest specialty vinyl stock is sold on Discogs. Check back frequently to view the updated rotating stock.


We have a 99.8% positive feedback rating on eBay after thousands of transactions. Hundreds of unique auction opportunities await you.

Sell Your Stuff

The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.

Merchandise must have covers intact. We do not buy CDs in booklets without cases.

What we pay for used merchandise fluctuates, based on multiple factors, like supply, demand, and the condition of the media. And we always give more for in store trade.

Call for up to date price ranges.

(Photo ID is required to sell items for cash.)

We do not give price quotes or buy over the phone.

We can generally make you an offer the day you come in, but depending on our business volume, large collections make take longer.

Our used vinyl buying policies are a bit different. If our vinyl buyer is not in the store, you may leave your vinyl with us, get a receipt and our buyer will call you with an offer once the items have been assessed.

Items must be complete, in their original sleeves and in good condition.

Questions: Call 208.344.8010, Ext. 6 or email us with the subject “Used Buying and Trading” HERE for CDs and DVDs and HERE for vinyl.

Cafe & Gift Shop

Step into The Record Exchange gift shop and espresso bar and you’ll see that we’re much more than a music store. Known to longtime customers as The Edge, our coffee shop gave Downtown Boise its first espresso bar when it opened in the early 1980s. In addition to drip coffee, espresso drinks, sodas and teas, you’ll find burritos, sandwiches, bagels, muffins, pastries, cookies, chips and other snacks.

The gift shop features Boise/Idaho-themed tees and gifts, greeting cards, jewelry, books, incense, rock tees, toys, stickers and patches, baby gifts, apparel, kidrobot and other collectibles, homewares and personal care items, novelties, Treefort merch and much more. Come hang with us!

Below is the front door to our cafe & gift shop. Don’t worry, the line is usually only this long on Record Store Day.

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1105 W Idaho St (8.68 mi)
Boise, Idaho 83702

The Record Exchange is complimented by our cafe and gift shop (The Edge). Although connected through the same building, our coffee shop opens earlier than the music store Monday – Friday. 


10 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday


7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Get first scoops on upcoming in-store events and exclusive releases.


Charlie Sutton Music live at The Record Exchange. Still time to get down here and enjoy some Wednesday night live music!

Posted by The Record Exchange on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Looking for deals? We got ‘em all around the store all week through Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. #blackfriday

Posted by The Record Exchange on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

‪Holy. Crap. Take a gander at these rare/collectible vinyl titles that just hit the floor. We’re keeping these behind the counter, so ask a clerk to see them. We ship worldwide - call (208) 344-8010 to purchase/hold!‬

Posted by The Record Exchange on Monday, December 2, 2019

We’ve expanded our vinyl soundtracks! Look above, look below for music from movies, TV shows and musicals!

Posted by The Record Exchange on Friday, November 15, 2019

Holy moly. The freshly-stocked new used vinyl section is overflowing with pleasure platters. Do lunch with us today.

Posted by The Record Exchange on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

More of the huge metal vinyl buy is on the floor, including this killer run of Motorhead.

Posted by The Record Exchange on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Check out our new audiophile vinyl section! High quality pressings of essential titles in limited edition quantities.

Posted by The Record Exchange on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

There is always something different at the Record Exchange.

Posted by The Record Exchange on Monday, June 18, 2018

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