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Old Pasadena is home to a wonderful variety of retailers including prestigious nationals, one-of-kind boutiques, and everything in between.  Support local by looking for the "Only in Old Pas" stamp next to businesses that are either one-of-a-kind and unique to Old Pasadena, or have few regional locations and embody the indie spirit.  If you choose to shop online or by phone, ask about contact-free curbside pick-up.

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  • Commune Records is an independent record store located on Holly Street. They carry a selection of most genres of new and used vinyl from vintage classics to current pop culture artists. They specialize in hard-to-find pressings of indie, jazz, rock, punk, hip hop, soul, world, rnb, electronic and psychedelic. In addition to records, Commune Records also offers a small curated selection of books on music, art, design, street, and DIY culture. They buy, sell, and trade vinyl, books, and memorabilia. 


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    Whitmore Rare Books specializes in providing collectors with important first edition books of exceptional quality across the fields of literature, philosophy, science, and history.  The store specializes in relationships with both seasoned collectors and the rising generation of readers who see rare books as meaningful gifts to give or receive; it also works directly with institutional clients to source research-rich, unique materials that support teaching, research and exhibition programs. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.

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