Just For The Record fulfilled a long-held dream for avid record collector owner Sally Wolanski
A Rugby record store which opened almost six years ago has gained international recognition. Just for the Record has been declared ‘shop of the month’ in the international ‘vinyl bible’ Record Collector magazine.
When it opened its doors in 2016, Just For The Record, located above Hunt’s book shop in High Street, fulfilled a long-held dream for owner Sally Wolanski who has been an avid record collector for much of her life. And Sally admits she’s over the moon with the accolade.
She said: “We all strive for the big wins in life to celebrate with our biggest supporters, so I’m immensely proud that Just For The Record has been featured in the Record Collector magazine as shop of the month. Record Collector is a British, monthly magazine which is distributed worldwide.
“I’ve been a long-standing supporter of the magazine, having personally bought it since it was founded in 1980. So imagine my elation when they contacted me to feature my wonderful little shop.
“Those who have followed my journey from the very beginning will know that music is my life. After working tirelessly for the last six years, with different bumps in the road to contend with – not least the challenges of negotiating being in the retail sector during the pandemic – I couldn’t be prouder than I am right now.
“Working as an independent has, at times, been very difficult and certainly not stress free, but the fulfilment I get from sharing my passion for music with people and meeting like-minded folk who adore music as much as I do, has transformed any of the hardships I’ve experienced into something wholly positive. I wouldn’t change owning my shop for the world.