Best Of Tucson®

Best Retail Music Store

Zia Record Exchange

CDs, records, DVDs ... despite the growing popularity of digital formats, this retailer is busy buying and selling new and used music—and keeping the tradition of the complete, tangible music package alive. Zia Record Exchange is one of the last bastions of truly independent music sales in Tucson. Always aiming to please, the staff is willing to special-order anything if you can't find it in stock. It's almost too easy to watch a couple of hours disappear while sifting through row after row of musical treasures. The wide variety and sheer volume of music can be gloriously overwhelming.

Runners up:

2. Best Buy

Various locations

3. TIE

Barnes and Noble

5130 E. Broadway Blvd.


7325 N. La Cholla Blvd., No. 100


Toxic Ranch Records

424 E. Sixth St.