Times have been tough for record stores, but here and there, across America are some stores that are survivors. Randy Coleman, the owner of BJ Music in Greenville, South Carolina says that his store is one of the oldest stores in the state. On a Friday afternoon, people were coming in on their way home from work to pick up blues and gospel CD’s, but the big find for me was in the store’s massive collection of vinyl 45’s and LP’s. Since I was travelling to a conference in Charlotte and was due to speak at 6 PM, I browsed only sporadically, but I could have easily spent all day. Stores like this should be treasured.
1430 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605