Bay Books and Records in Whitley Bay
I used to happily spend an hour or two here crate digging and picking up the odd second-hand vinyl gem. Latterly, however, despite no obvious indication that the business has gone to the wall, it never ever seems to be open. I recently heard from a friend that the proprietor now does most of his trading online, which makes sense, but I can't seem to find any sign of that either. The reason for the single star is that I wouldn't want erstwhile vinyl collectors travelling to an apparent going concern that permanently has its door locked. Also, the Bay Books film and music store next door deals in over-priced cd garbage that I can't imagine anyone would have a shred of interest in.