Queens of vinyl: female record store owners share the secrets to success and struggles that became strengths

Brittany Benton Photo By Amber N. Ford

In 2021, opening your own record store sounds like a romantic daydream for most of us. These female record store owners show that, while it may not be romantic, creating a thriving and viable vinyl business can be done.

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