Toad Hall Books and Records

Products We Buy

Our entire store is stocked with items that are brought to us, as we buy items from people everyday. Below is a general list of what we are looking for.  Please understand that there is a large number of items that we have multiple copies of already or simply cannot sell. However, if we can sell it, we will buy it.  If you don''t know what you have, we will look at ANYTHING. Don''t be afraid to bring something in.  Also remember that condition is EVERYTHING! This many times changes what we are willing to pay for a collection.

Due to the large amount of items coming in we encourage people to avoid bringing in their items on Fridays and Saturdays or an hour before we close. Come in at any other time for us to take a look at what you have. Our hours can be found here on our hours page.


Rock: 50s to current.  We are always looking for artists like: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Rush, Rolling Stones.

Punk: Just about any punk -7 in. included.  Artists like: The Clash, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, The Misfits.

Industrial: Most Industrial and odd categores.  Artist like: KMFDM, Kate Bush, anything on Wax Trax.

Soul: Soul records are great and we love to see them come in the store.  However, the condition on these records are usually pretty poor. So if they are in good shape we would love to buy them.  Artists like: Funkadelic, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles. Labels like: Savoy, Blue Note, Prestige.

Jazz: We are looking for jazz records - but not Big Band or Dixieland. Artists like: Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Chet Baker, Hank Mobley, Sonny Stit.

Blues: We are always interested in blues stuff. Aritist like: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Holwin'' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray.

Reggae/ Ethnic: Along with Reggae we look for: Cajun, Rockabilly, Carribean, Tribal, Belly Dancing.  Artists like: Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh.

Audiophile/Rare Records: We pay more for records that are worth more! Labels like, Mobile Fidelity Records, Direct to Disk, Classic Records, Nautilus Records, Nimbus Records,  Rare Jazz records, deep groove records.

New Vinyl: Got some new records that you bought recently and decided you would rather have something else? We buy newer vinyl atists like; Kings of Leon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flaming Lips, Adele, Any indie band. Or classic re-issues. Anything from the 1995- current

CD''s, Cassettes, 8-Tracks, Reel to Reel:

Classic rock, Blues, Jazz and Soul.


Music Books: Books about rock stars, bands and writers

Movie Books: Books about movies, Monsters, and actors.

History: local history, native american history, US history

War: World War 1 & 2, Vietnam War, Korean War, Civil War, Gulf War, Armed Services, Presidents

Local History: Books about Rockford or the surrounding area.

True Crime: FBI stories, Criminals

Art: Picture books, How To books

Occult: Witchcraft, Wickin, Astrology
Horror: Steven King, Horror paperbacks or Hardcovers

Science Fiction & Fantasy: Hardcovers & older paperbacks 


Graphic Novels, super heros, Golden age, silver age. Especially Amazing Spiderman, Deadpool, Batman.

Role Playing:

We buy all types of role playing games including Dungeons and Dragons of ANY version, Box games, Modules, and Minitures.

Stereo Equipment:

Turntables, Receivers, Speakers. We buy High end equipment in non working condition. Please call before bringing it in. 

Coin Operated Machines:

Pinball machines, Older arcade, video games.

Music Memorabilia:

Concert posters, Banners.


Movie posters, Music Posters

Pop Culture Items: 

Star Wars Items 

Concert T- Shirts.  - Particularly Rock, Classic rock, Jazz, Blues, Soul artist. 

Mainly Rock, jazz, blues and soul and Rap

Blue rays, 4k movies, Newer movies (2018-current), Horror, Classics,