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NYC Library Selling 22,000 Vinyl LPs for $1 Each

by Associated Press
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The NYPL is selling 22,000 records.

Vinyl record collectors are flocking to New York City's Lincoln Center for a sale of albums that were donated to the New York Public Library.

The library is selling 22,000 records that are duplicates of others in its collection.

The three-day sale started Thursday at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Shoppers swarmed over boxes of LPs on Friday. Most were classical recordings, but jazz, show tunes and other genres were represented.

All the records were $1, even boxed sets.

Eli Zimmerman said he bought 30 to 40 records on Thursday and would buy a similar number Friday. He said he has "a record addiction."

Curator Jonathan Hiam said proceeds from the sale will go toward preserving the library's collection as well as new acquisitions.



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