5405 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois | 773-944-0188 | Rattlebackrecords@gmail.com | MON-SAT: 11-7 SUN: 11-5

Record Store Day(s)

A day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store

Introducing the Rattleback Record Club

A monthly subscription service designed to help you build your collection and introduce you to new music!

Shop Rarities, Hidden Gems, and More!

Check out our rarities, special editions, hidden gems, and more through our Discogs store

Shop Rarities, Hidden Gems, and More!

Prefer eBay? Check out all of our hidden gems there!


A concert to benefit the Chicago Artists Relief Fund
Sun | July 05 | 6PM

We buy and sell all media.

If you’re looking to unload your old treasures, let us help you find good homes for them.

We will pay you cash for your used records, CDs, cassette tapes, and DVDs. Contact us to set up an appointment!

Rattleback Records is a unique music store offering a myriad selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, movies and more.

You’ll also find everything you need to accessorize your music lounge, including vintage barware, books, posters and art prints. Our stock is continually changing, so be sure to shop our store early and often so as not to miss out on that hidden gem you’ve been searching for; or the one you didn’t even know you needed until you saw it!

Rattleback Records is the culmination of a lifelong love of music and vintage treasures. Be sure to stop in to the store to chat about your favorite artist, whether it’s the Grateful Dead, the Dead Kennedys, or Dead Can Dance. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Location and Contact

5405 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois

Shop Online, Pre-order, Curate

We’ve streamlined our online shopping process! You can now: 

Shop Store Stock: Buy directly from our store stock. We’ll scour the bins to find exactly what you’re looking for, new or used!

Pre-Order: Secure that upcoming release you’ve been so excited for!

Curate: Wanna get into Jazz but don’t know where to start? Looking for “something in the vein of Slayer”? We’re happy to use our vast endless plethora of knowledge to curate a playlist of recommendations for you!

Use our Google form to submit your requests and we’ll email you an invoice to pay online. Orders can be picked up in-store or shipped directly to you

*Free shipping for orders over $50. 

Broadtime Store

If you’re not in a rush, you can order new vinyl directly from our distributor. Old and new titles are available and will ship directly to you.

A gem of a store. They have a good selection and the owners and staff are knowledgeable, helpful and nice. Rattleback is just a perfect little record shop.

— Doug S. 

Great store! Helped a lot with giving me and my partner advice on what record player to buy and ended up buying their record player and speaker combo which was a great deal. Also loved how excited the workers are in talking about records!  

Jen R. 

The selection is killer and the staff beyond welcoming and friendly, plus they’re incredibly knowledgeable. Every time I stop in I’m guaranteed to have a great conversation about new tunes, good shows, and just music in general. Rattleback is a gem.

Zak H. 

This place rules, owner is a gem, will help with anything you need. While they were closed they curated records for myself and a friend so we could maintain our budget record nights.

Warren D. 

Excellent selection of used/new Vinyls, CDs, tapes, and even books and DVDs! The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Great addition to our neighborhood!

Tom M.