Vintage Vinyl Is Big Business for Second-Hand Store in Manchester

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The vinyl resurgence is thriving in New Hampshire. Do a quick Google search, and you’ll find there are nearly two dozen music stores across the Granite State carrying new or used records. Across the globe, vinyl LP sales spiked by 53 percent last year, reaching the format’s highest point in 25 years. To find out what’s behind this renewed interest in records, Morning Edition host Rick Ganley paid a visit recently to Thrifty’s Second Hand Stuff in Manchester. This goldmine for local vinyl collectors is tucked away in the back of a warehouse and, in keeping with its focus on all things nostalgia, deals exclusively in used records. Co-founder Bruce Bennett is giving a tour of Thrifty’s Second Hand Stuff, and shows off a small stage display with life-size figures of Jake and Elwood Blues. It’s one of his treasures. “My passion’s music, I’m a musician. Some people say they have a man cave? I have a man warehouse.” There are drum kits and stacks of old audio gear. On one of the walls, there

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