About Us

An independent record shop in the heart of Poole Old Town

Boiler Room Records specialises in collector's LPs, Singles and CDs. New and used. We buy record collections and can come to you, just give us a call to arrange: 01202 660618

Our History

Boiler Room Records has been buying and selling vinyl records in Poole – Dorset for over 30 years. We started out as a humble market stall in a local in-door market. At the time, the only space that was available in the market had a large boiler taking up quarter of the space – and there you have it… Boiler Room Records was born.

After 15 years trading from the market stall, we moved into a bricks & mortar shop and still our current home today in the heart of Poole Old Town. Surrounded by buildings dating back to 1600s, we are located on the quaint pedestrianised high street which runs through the middle of the Old Town – just a 200m walk from historic Poole Quay with its beautiful natural harbour and beaches. The Poole Old Town community features independent stores, pavement coffee shops, restaurants and bars, a real eclectic mix.

In 2019 we had a major rebrand, fit out of the shop, and launched our online shop to bring us into the 21st century. We now stock new releases from all major and indie labels while continuing to buy and sell used vinyl records and CDs. We always ensure we have limited editions, signed items & exclusive indies only releases.

The online shop predominantly features pre-orders, new releases, and new back catalogue titles with some highly desirable collectable items – hand selected from our instore second-hand stock.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable service and stocking a wide range of genres from rockabilly, rap, metal, goth, dance, country & western, reggae, punk, soul, rock, hip-hop, funk, jazz, blues, house, ska, soundtracks, swing, electronic, classical, rock n roll, pop, easy listening, and everything in between on both vinyl and CD.

To celebrate the culture of independently owned record stores, we take part in Record Store Day every year on a selected Saturday in April and Black Friday in November. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world… so come and join the queue nice and early!

If you have old records gathering dust in the loft or garage… We buy small and large vinyl record collections so why not cash in and let others enjoy your favourite classics. We are happy to come to you nationwide or you are welcome to drop them off at our shop in Poole, Dorset.

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