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Record Store Day, which started in 2007, is celebrated at independent music shops on the third Saturday in April.

Collectors will hit the Square for Record Store Day

It won’t be loud, but Denton will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday.

Dave Koen, a staffer at Mad World Records downtown, said the special-edition records that’ll be for sale will be a surprise for the staff and customers alike.

“Record companies release limited-edition records on vinyl and sell them to independent record stores,” Koen said. “The bigger independent record stores, like Good Records in Dallas, get what they order. The smaller record stores get their allotment after that.”

Koen said Mad World will open its doors an hour earlier for the sale on Saturday. Shoppers can get started at 10 a.m.

The shop won’t stage a Record Store Day concert like it did last year.

“People don’t come in the shop because it’s loud,” another staff member said.

“And the layout of the store doesn’t lend itself to a show and shopping at the same time,” Koen said.

Just around the corner at Recycled Books, Records & CDs, shoppers will be able to pick up anything on vinyl for 20 percent off. Recycled will also be selling Record Store Day exclusive releases.

Mad World is located at 115 W. Hickory St. on the Square. Recycled is located at 200 N. Locust St.


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