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Hi Fi Stereo Records Shop in Fairmount: Indiana’s “Longest Playing”

Who would have thought that Indiana’s oldest record store would be found in Fairmount, Indiana? Hi Fi Stereo Shop in Fairmount, Indiana doesn’t just carry records–they carry new records.

Hi Fi Stereo Records Shop in Fairmount, Indiana

Hi Fi Stereo Records Shop in Fairmount, Indiana Jessica Nunemaker
Hi Fi Stereo Records Shop in Fairmount, Indiana Jessica Nunemaker

I have to say, it surprised me, and maybe will surprise a few of you, too, to learn that you can still get new records from current artists. Who knew? Brittany Spears, Fall Out Boys, Blake Shelton, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson, Dido, OutKast…I couldn’t believe it.

Picking through the new records, I couldn’t believe how many current names were available. I mean, I have fond memories of listening to my parents’ old 45s and LPs. It’s where I learned about those classic older songs. They sure had a mix of music and I love it all. I had no idea that those records, and new ones, were still out and for sale. I love that.

I had no idea records were still produced. If they’ve been made, they are probably here.  There are thousands of records inside Hi Fi Stereo Shop. That’s what happens when you have been in business since the late 1960s. You end up with a lot of stock and a whole lot of know-how.

Fairmount, Indiana Record Store

Hi Fi Stereo Records Shop in Fairmount, Indiana Exterior
Hi Fi Stereo Records Shop in Fairmount, Indiana Exterior

Browse the shelves of this Grant County record store for records of all sizes, plus 8-track, Cassette tapes, and even CD’s. Notice the unique records in the image to the right. Isn’t that fun? Even now, getting close to four years of Little Indiana travels, and I still see things I have never seen before.

Need something that they don’t have? Do you have your heart set on completing your record collection? Have no fear. They will special order for you. Just know, they don’t sell online. They are more interested in the experience and, in true small town style, simply talking and getting to know their customers.

Browse through their guest book and you can see that folks from Indiana towns, the rest of the state, the United States, and the rest of the world flock to Hi Fi Stereo Shop. Germany, Canada, England…the list goes on and on.

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If you pop in and Tom, owner Helen’s son, happens to be around, go shake his hand, and tell him “thanks!” He kindly took oodles of time out of his day and gave Little Indiana the grand tour of Fairmount–and my subsequent articles about the town will be the better for it. No record player? No problem. I did see a few in stock–so get in there and experience music the way it was meant to be.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Hi Fi Stereo Shop
111 S Main Street
Fairmount, IN 46928
765.948.4533

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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