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Mojo Books and Records owners talk Record Store Day, their 10th anniversary and more

Melanie Cade, co-owner of Mojo Books and Music in Tampa.

Charlie Kaijo

Melanie Cade, co-owner of Mojo Books and Music in Tampa.



A decade ago, opening a brick-and-mortar book and record store was as dicey an investment as it still sounds today. That didn't stop Dan Drummond and Melanie Cade from opening such a shop near the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Today, Mojo Books and Records is coasting right along, thanks in part to another institution marking its 10th edition in 2017: Record Store Day. The annual celebration of independent record store culture returns Saturday, the same day Mojo marks its 10th anniversary with a day of music and giveaways at their store.

For Mojo, Record Store Day is "Christmas in one weekend, I would say," Drummond said in a recent interview.

"When we first started, a lot of our customers were more the collector types. Then maybe three years down the road, we started seeing more and more younger people who were getting into vinyl. Now it's a mix. And a lot of the people that are younger customers are growing older, and a lot of them are staying with it."

For more with Mojo's owners, click here for our interview.

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