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Published Articles

  • Free concert was a Giants attraction
    • “It was the most exciting day the store has ever had. [They Might Be Giants] did a shout out that we were one of the best record stores in the country...”[Click to read]
    • Printed in Princeton Packet - April 23, 2012
    • Available in Web Format
    Record Store Day: 10 Great American Record Shops
    • "Packed with records and CDs of every description, this bargain hunter's paradise has been around for more than 30 years..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Time Magazine - April 16, 2011
    • Available in Web Format
  • For the Record: Vinyl still spins at the best music stores in America
    • "Its 60,000-plus LPs, almost always in surprisingly good condition, run the gamut from fresh indie selections and old soul, funk and blues cuts to weird avant-garde curiosities." [Click to read]
    • Printed at The Wall Street Journal - February, 2011
    • Available in Web Format
  • Rolling Stone Top 25 Record Stores
    • "... PREX sells new items, but it's the used CDs (which sell for under $9) and vinyl (which is generally under $5) that makes it worth the trip..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Rolling Stone- Sept 15th, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • Fidelity for record stores still runs high
    • "...The 30-year-old Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, N.J., opened in an alley, then operated as a proper store before moving into a trailer in a parking lot. "It's the best place between New York and Philadelphia," Gallo says...." [Click to read]
    • Printed in USA Today - April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • GQ Ranks our NJ store #1 in the USA: Gentleman's Quarterly & Princeton, New Jersey
  • Road Trip!
    • "Michael Lavorgna scored the big haul at the Record Exchange: Lee Morgan, Paul Bley, Jackie McLean, Richie Havens, Sun Ra, Mal Waldron, Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Spann, and..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Stereophile - February 11, 2011
    • Available in Web Format
  • Record stores fading out? 'Day' says no
    • "...Princeton Record Exchange, a legendary store, plans to use Record Store Day to help celebrate its 30th anniversary. Jon Lambert, general manager at the Exchange, attributes its success not only to the number of heavily discounted CDs and resale opportunities, but, again, to the sense of community..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Philadelphia Enquirer - April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • Drunk on Vinyl
    • "... The first treasure John discovered was a beautiful, vintage Deutsche Grammophon boxed set of Beethoven's symphonies from Karajan and the BPO. Sticker price: $9... In the hearts and minds of these two manly men, vinyl plus beer equals love....." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Stereophile - July, 2008
    • Available as an image online
  • In Princeton, an Offline Haven for Music Shoppers Thrives
    • "...over the years, the Princeton Record Exchange gained a following of local customers and obsessives from near and far — Gene, who plays for a symphony orchestra in Ohio and drives over every few months; Ralph, who owns about 20,000 classical vocal records and takes the train from New Haven once a month..." [Click to read]
    • The New York Times - Featured Article - April 10, 2008
    • Available as text online
  • Shopping Day Trip: Princeton
    • Printed in Philadelphia Magazine - April 2007
    • Available as an image online.
  • Where Obsessed Hunters of Music Still Prowl
    • "Mr. Weisfeld acknowledges that the Internet has affected sales. But he says he is not very concerned. 'On the Internet you're looking at lists,' he said. 'Some people like to look at lists. But some people like to look at covers, come in, feel them, touch them. You can't do that on the internet...'" [Click to read]
    • The New York Times - Featured Article - October 22, 2000
    • Available as an image online.
  • Educated LP Buyers Flock to Princeton
    • "...Although Weisfeld retains the intense energy level of a seller accustomed to a hectic emporium, he prides himself now on what he calls the 'professional environment' of his store, pointing to the bright fluorescent lights (to better inspect the quality of the records), carpeted floor, and ample aisle space. 'We try to discourage a flea-market atmosphere,' he says. 'There is no bargaining over prices, and our customers are satisfied because they know that anywhere else they will find the same record at two to three times the price...'" [Click to read]
    • Printed in Billboard Magazine - 1994
    • Available in Web Format
  • TVD Readers Poll Results: Your Favorite Record Store! Princeton Record Exchange
    • "We're starting off the week with my own personal favorite, New Jersey's Princeton Record Exchange, or Prex..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in The Vinyl District - April 11, 2011
    • Available in Web Format
  • Jim Sclavunos of Grinderman's 10 Favourite Record Shops
    • "...Bursting with steals, the friendly staff and a low-key atmosphere make this a perfect destination for the habitual browser." [Click to read]
    • Posted Online at Drowned in Sound on March 30, 2011
    • Available in Web Format
  • Princeton Record Exchange still spinning after 30 years
    • "...Not many music establishments can claim this, but with more than 150,000 CDs, records and DVDs crammed into a 4,300-square-foot store on Princeton’s South Tulane Street, Princeton Record Exchange has been doing it for quite a while now...." [Click to read]
    • Printed at MercerSpace - October, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • At 30, Princeton Record Exchange Is Still Groovy
    • "...On a normal Saturday there might be 1,500 customers wending their way through 4,300 square feet of entertainment at 20 South Tulane Street, just off Nassau Street in downtown Princeton..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in US 1 - April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • Record Day attracts a record crowd
    • "...We had a huge mob of people before we opened at 10, and it just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger,” said Sabrina de la Torre, an employee of the Record Exchange. “It’s been absolutely crazy..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Princeton Packet / Central Jersey- April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • Prex, the Shop Heard Round the World, Celebrates Thirty Years Next Weekend
    • "...Like Trex, its partner in rhyme, Prex is a rock legend. Customs inspectors in distant lands know the yellow Princeton Record Exchange bag with the cheerleader in mid-leap, CD in one hand, LP held high in the other. The worldwide name recognition is for real..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Town Topics - April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • In the Groove: Record Store Day and Princeton Record Exchange celebrate 30 years
    • "...Our emphasis over the last 10 years has been to try to make this store not only a comfortable place to shop, but an event in itself,” says Jon Lambert, the general manager of the Princeton Record Exchange. Prex is celebrating 30 years selling new and used records, CDs and DVDs in Princeton..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Princeton Packet / Central Jersey- April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • No One You Can Save That Can’t Be Saved
    • "...In 1980, the year John Lennon died, a record store opened in a humble slot at 20 Nassau Street that in its present incarnation at 20 Tulane Street is to music as New York’s almighty Strand is to books: a retail force so potent and enduring that it’s hard to imagine anything short of Armageddon shutting it down..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Town Topics - April, 2010
    • Available in Web Format
  • Stepping inside a local legend
    • "...As loud, abstract rock suddenly starts playing, I wander past posters of Beck and Kelly Osbourne into the smaller, but substantial areas of rap, electronica, metal, country, folk, reggae, and blues. Jazz stretches over a considerable amount of space, as does classical.." [Click to read]
    • Printed in Nassau Weekly - November, 2008
    • Available in Web Forma
  • Weekend Getaways
    • "...So why do people go to Princeton if they’re not matriculating? Three words: Princeton Record Exchange...." [Click to read]
    • Printed in TimeOut - June 4th, 2008
    • Available in Web Format
  • Princeton Record Exchange Owner Draws International Musicos
    • "I love watching the people shop,” [Barry] said. “They’re so into it, you can see it in their eyes. There’s no background for them, just foreground. And that’s what a store can do instead of going on the Internet. I mean, it’s like this: You can look at a picture of the ocean, or you can go stand in the sand. There’s no comparison. It’s all about the experience.” [Click to read]
    • Printed in Trentonian- February 12, 2008
    • Available as text online
  • With Expansions and New Leases, Princeton Is Taking Stock of Independent Businesses
    • "...the Record Exchange provides a niche in downtown Princeton, as well as a proven track record since opening in 1980. "This business is so complicated, but it can work in the right space, and we think we've figured a few things out along the way," Mr. Weisfeld said..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in the Town Topics on May 9, 2007
    • Available in Web Format
  • Celebrating 25 Years of Vinyl Heaven
    • "...The Record Exchange is a magnet for music lovers from around the country. Many of us have even spotted the famous Record Exchange beacon -- the bright-yellow plastic bag -- in places far from its humble home in Princeton Borough..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in the Town Topics on December 21, 2005
    • Available in Web Format
  • Just for the record, this is the place to be
    • "...The Record Exchange is one of the largest independent, used record stores in the world. The store doesn't sell by catalog or online, but its customers come from Germany, Australia, Japan and throughout the United States....'" [Click to read]
    • Printed in The Star Ledger - January 01, 2003
    • Available in web format.
  • Surviving the record-store wars
    • "'...We cater to the large number of people who'd spend their last dime on music, those who'd rather buy records than eat,' says Barry Weisfeld, the 45-year-old owner of Princeton Record Exchange, a shop specializing in used CDs and vinyl..." [Click to read]
    • Printed in The Star Ledger - March 08, 1999
    • Available in web format.

Press Releases

  • Record Day attracts a record crowd
    • "...Since 1980, Princeton Record Exchange has been buying and selling new and used music and movies.  With upwards of 150,000 new and used CDs, DVDs, and records, they are one of the largest independent music stores in the country.  Their legions of loyal customers range from locals to visitors from around the world.  The store features unique attractions like their “budget” sections of over 20,000 CDs under $5.00, thousands of records for $1.00, and thousands of DVDs for under $5.00..." [Click to read]
    • Posted Online at Prex.com on 05/11/07
    • Available in Web Format

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