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301 5th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 • ph#. 360-357-4755 • hours: 10-8 mon - sat • 12-6 sundays
Rainy Day Records is the longest-running independent record store in Western Washington, founded in 1973. We're the largest retailer of CDs and vinyl in Olympia.

Our Inventory

We carry all forms of popular music — rock, pop, jazz, blues, soul/R&B, hip hop, electronic, country, folk, classical, international/world — as well as a varied selection of 60’s & 70’s psyche/‘out-there’ sounds, classic reissues, compilations, and box sets, on both CD and LP.

We can order almost anything that we don’t have in-store, for no additional cost.

New & Used Vinyl

Our store regularly stocks a wide variety of new LP releases, classic reissues, obscure gems from the 60’s through the 90’s, and international music. We have one of the biggest selections of reggae vinyl in the Northwest, and regularly stock classic rocksteady, dub, ska, roots, and dancehall.

We buy used LPs -- check out our used buying policies for details.

Audio Accessories

We stock headphones in both over-ear and earbud styles, by Sony, Panasonic, Sennheiser, and Grado. For vinyl lovers, we stock portable, DJ, home-use, and USB turntables, needles and cartridges by Shure and Grado, record cleaning kits, slipmats, and LP sleeves.

We also sell refurbished, used turntables and stereo equipment.

Movie Rentals

If you’re in need of a good film, visit our video section. We specialize in DVD rentals, and keep a small selection of films for purchase.


We are located on the corner of 5th and Franklin in downtown Olympia, near the Capitol Theater and The Vault.

from I-5 N: Take the exit toward State Capitol/City Center. Merge onto 14th Ave SE. Turn right at Capitol Way S, and turn right at 5th Ave SE.

from I-5 S: Take exit 105 toward Port of Olympia. Merge onto Plum St SE. Turn left at Legion Way SE, and turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Franklin St SE.