For going on 40 years, The Record Exchange has provided the soundtrack to Boise and Treasure Valley residents’ lives. If you haven’t been in for a while or (gasp) at all, carve out some time and head to the corner of 11th and Idaho streets in downtown Boise.
CDs, vinyl, cassettes, books, DVDs, toys, high-end headphones – you want it, they’ve got it. Can’t find it? They’ll get it. I’m in the store a few times a week and I still find a surprise from time to time. The latest? A little nook tucked way up high filled with 8-track tapes. Whoa, who knew?
“My vision for The Record Exchange, from the beginning, was for the best music store I could build and also one that was a fun experience,” says owner Michael Bunnell. “We weren’t afraid to bring in gifts, books, apparel, posters, coffee…really anything our customers might get a kick out of and provide revenue to keep us alive and entertaining.”