80 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HR
Opening Hours:Mon- Sat 10:30 - 17:30 - Sunday 11:00-17:00
Telephone: 07798 757352
OK I should declare an interest – Dig is owned by some very good friends of ours – but if it was no good I’d tell you *and* them so take my word for it!
For a city that is steeped in musical history, and relies on music-related tourism for a large chunk of its local economy Liverpool is surprisingly short on places to actually buy records. Probe are still on the scene, there’s a large and thriving HMV at Liverpool One, but Hairy Records on Bold Street was the last dedicated second hand shop and that closed in 2014. That same year Dig Vinyl started up operations, keen to maintain a place for Liverpudlians and visitors to the city to buy and sell the black plastic stuff and this is now the HQ of Liverpool crate diggers!
Dig are located on the independent shopping mecca that is Bold Street, in the basement of Soho’s – a long-established clothing shop (so you can stock up on Levi’s and plaid shirts while you’re in!). Downstairs you’ll find Dig Vinyl. It’s not a massive space but they’re gradually expanding into the basement and acquiring more stock. You’ll find most genres covered – Classic Rock, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Psych, Indie, Punk, Prog and of course plenty of records by the ‘Hey Jude’ hitmakers from this fair city – Dig also pride themselves on stocking dance music too so you’ll find Drum & Bass, Techno, Jungle, Hip Hop, Dubstep etc (which a lot of 2nd hand shops don’t bother with) and also a section of bargain bin stuff from £1. Dig are primarily a 2nd hand shop although they get the odd reissue in, and some releases by local bands too.
There are listening posts too! Hallelujah! (our great bugbear is that so many shops don’t provide one or encourage you to have a listen). They make great efforts to keep the stock fresh so you’ll want to be a regular visitor and follow them on Facebook or Twitter to keep updated on their latest finds.