Store Closing Sale

We regret that our family store will be closing the store at the end of April. We’ve had 8 years in this location and met 1000s of wonderful people over those years.

We are excited to be moving on (literally, because we’re moving to Halifax). But, also sad because Millpond Records & Books will be closing its Hespeler location.  In the near future, and after the dust has settled, you’ll be able to find us online and in Halifax.

This week, save 30% on all purchases!

Starting next Tuesday, all merchandise will be 50% off!

First come, first serve. No holds. No returns.

Here are a few Millpond facts.


  • We’ve sold over 20,000 records from our inventory and double that number again for records not listed in our inventory!
  • We have shipped records to France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the US and throughout Canada.
  • We still have over 3500 cleaned and graded records in stock!


  • We’ve sold 15,000 books from our inventory and double that number of books not listed in the inventory.
  • Over the years, we have shipped books to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, the US, and every province in Canada.
  • We still have over 9000 books in stock!

Thanks for your support and your understanding.



Enjoy a break this March Break!


February SALE!


Black Friday SALE + NEW RELEASES!!!

Black Friday SALE festivities!

Yup. That time of year already! Our sale is running all weekend:

Buy 3 items, get the 4th item free!  PLUS: save 25% to 75% on specially marked vinyl. 

Mix and match music and books, new and used. Lowest priced item is free. Does not include new releases from November 24, of course. Sale runs Friday through Sunday. Stock up while you can!

Black Friday. It’s not just for sales anymore.

Dozens of new vinyl releases. See the new inventory here: New Vinyl in StoreTo see the Black Friday titles, enter the code 2017RSD2 in the TITLE search box. Or, just scroll down for a sampling… with lots more new stuff in store.

Genre Artist Title Format Price
Blues Auerbach, Dan; Sonny Smith; Robert Finley 2017RSD2 – Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1 45 RPM $11.99
Christmas Bros 2017RSD2 – A Very Bros Christmas Vol. 1 45 RPM $14.99
Alternative Charlatans 2017RSD2 – Plastic Machinery (Remixes) LIMITED to 850!!! 45 RPM $14.99
Rock Clark Jr., Gary & Junkie XL 2017RSD2 – Come Together EP $19.99
Alternative Danger Mouse 2017RSD2 – Chase Me (feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi) from the Baby Driver OST EP $17.99
Alternative Death From Above 1979 2017RSD2 – Freeze Me / Keep It Real Dumb (clear vinyl) 45 RPM $14.99
Rock Doors 2017RSD2 – Absolutely Live (blue/black psychedelic swirl colored vinyl) 2LP $44.99
Rock Doors 2017RSD2 – Strange Days (blue/grey swirl vinyl) LP $46.99
Rock Falco 2017RSD2 – Der Kommissar (35th Ann. 10″ Pic disc) Picture Disc $27.99
Rock Grateful Dead 2017RSD2 – Grateful Dead Records Collection (5LP) 5LP $149.99
Hip hop J. Dilla 2017RSD2 – J. Dilla’s Delight V.1 LP $34.99
Hip hop J. Dilla 2017RSD2 – J. Dilla’s Delight V.2 LP $34.99
Rock Joplin, Janis 2017RSD2 – Greatest Hits (colour vinyl) LP $29.99
R&B Latyrx 2017RSD2 – The Album: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Ed’n LP $49.99
Rock McCartney, Paul 2017RSD2 – Wonderful Christmastime (Green vinyl) 45 RPM $19.99
Rock McCartney, Paul 2017RSD2 – Wonderful Christmastime (red vinyl) 45 RPM $19.99
Rock Phantom Limb 2017RSD2 – Phantom Limb (blood red vinyl) 45 RPM $9.99
Jazz Preservation Hall Jazz Band 2017RSD2 – Run, Stop & Drop the Needle LP $29.99
Rock Rush 2017RSD2 – Closer to the Heart 45 RPM $19.99
Rock Steel Panther 2017RSD2 – Lower The Bar (pic disc) Picture Disc $29.99
Rock Toto 2017RSD2 – Hold The Line b/w Alone (pic disc) Picture Disc $19.99
Rock U2 2017RSD2 – The Blackout EP $18.99
Rap Various Artists 2017RSD2 – Christmas On Death Row (Colored Vinyl) LP $24.99
Soundtrack Various Artists 2017RSD2 – Guardians Inferno b/w Dad (from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2) Picture Disc $44.99
Soundtrack Vitamin String Quartet 2017RSD2 – The World of Studio Ghibli (180g/LP + download card) LIMITED to 950!!! LP $34.99
Rock Young, Neil 2017RSD2 – Harvest Moon (2LP) 2LP $34.99

Black Friday 11-24-17

It’s almost that time of year again and the Black Friday list is now live. As always, let us know the titles you’re hoping to get your hands on so we can bring in enough copies for everyone. Keep in mind, this is the US list. Additional Canadian and European titles will be available.

Black Friday 2017

Preliminary Release List

Adult – Detroit House Guests: The Remixes 12″
Apples in Stereo, The – Her Wallpaper Reverie LP
Arum Rae – Sub Rosa LP
Atkins , Chet Atkins – Guitar Blues 7″
Autumn Defense – Circles LP
The Bevis Frond – Son Of Walter LP
Black Dahlia Murder – Miasma LP
Black Dahlia Murder – Nocturnal LP
Black Lips – This Sick Beat 10″
Blue Oyster Cult – Rarities Vol. 1 Double LP (white vinyl)
Bolt Thrower – The IVth Crusade (Full Dynamic Range Edition) LP
Byrds, The – You Movin’ / Boston 7″
Carr, James – The Dark End Of The Street 7″
Carr, James – Best Of… LP
Cary, Tristram – Doctor Who: The Daleks (Soundtrack) LP
Cecilia & Sol – Dolce Duello LP (pink vinyl)
Certain Ratio, A – Force Double LP (Yellow vinyl)
Certain Ratio, A – The Graveyard and The Ballroom Double LP (Limited edition color PVC sleeve)
Certain Ratio, A – To Each Double LP (Red vinyl)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Some Loud Thunder 10th Anniversary Reissue LP
Codsi, Marc – Works and Coincidences LP
Crenshaw, Marshall – Thank You! Rock Fans (Live) LP
Daedelus – Invention and the Quiet Party Double LP (blue & beige vinyl)
Dirty Heads – Swim Team LP
Dissection – Somberlain LP
Doors, The – Strange Days LP (blue /black psychedelic swirl colored vinyl)
Douglas, Charles – The Burdens of Genius LP
Entombed – Wolverine Blues (Full Dynamic Range Edition) LP
F.K.U. – 1981 LP
Fleet Foxes – The Electric Lady Session 10
Fleshtones – Budget Buster LP (Red and yellow splatter colored vinyl)
Frederiksen, Lars & the Bastards – Live And Loud!! LP (180g/Black Vinyl)
Frederiksen, Lars & the Bastards – Viking LP (180g/Black Vinyl)
Frederiksen, Lars & the Bastards – s/t LP (180g/Black Vinyl)
Free Design – Kites Are Fun (50th Anniversary) LP (Color Vinyl/Gatefold)
Furstenfeld, Justin – Open Book Winter Album LP
Garrie, Nick – The Moon And The Village LP
Glynn, Dominic – Doctor Who: Survival (Soundtrack) Double LP
Grateful Dead, The – Records Collection 5LP box
Guy, Buddy Guy and Wells, Junior – Play the Blues LP
Hicks, Bill – Revelations: Live In London Double LP
Hoof, Calvin – Dominator LP (limited edition blue vinyl)
Hy Maya The Mysticism of Sound & Cosmic Language LP
Impaled Nazarene – Nihil LP
Insane Clown Posse – The Great Milenko Double LP (20th Anniversary Edition)
Insight The Truncator & Damu The Fudgemunk – Travel at Your Own Pace Double LP (10 Year Anniversary Edition)
Iron Horse – Country Music Heritage: The CMH Records Story LP (180g vinyl)
J Dilla – J. Dilla’s Delight V.1 LP
J Dilla – J. Dilla’s Delight V.2 LP
Kingston Trio – College Concert LP (180 gram HQ vinyl with 3 bonus tracks)
Lake, Greg – Father Christmas 10″
Lanterns On The Lake announce – Live In Concert LP
Latyrx – The Album: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition LP
Lee, Shawn’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Techstar: Original Score Funk LP
Lef – Hypersomniac LP
Lemmy – Born To Lose Live To Win (red or white color vinyl in cloth bag)
Lerche, Sondre -Solo Pleasure LP
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – Kings of Crunk Double LP
Living Phantoms Memory Palace LP
Madvillain – Four Tet Remixes 12″ EP
Major Parkinson – Blackbox LP
Marley, Ziggy – Love Is My Religion LP (with download and bonus tracks)
Marshall Tucker Band – The Marshall Tucker Band LP
Matthews, Dave and Reynolds, Tim – Live at Luther College 4 LP box
McLachlan, Sarah – Surfacing Double LP (remastered 200 gram vinyl)
MF Doom – Special Herbs 5 Cassette Box Set
Molina, Jason – The Black Sabbath Covers 7″
Montgomery, Wes – In Paris: The Definitive O.R.T.F. Recording
Moore, Steve – Mayhem (Soundtrack) LP
Nelson, Willie – Spirit LP (Gold vinyl with gatefold sleeve)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon? LP (and all other formats, new album)
NxWorries (Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak) – Yes Lawd! Remixes LP
Ophthalamia – Via Dolorosa LP
Over The Voids – Over The Voids LP
Ozkent, Mustafa – Funk Anatolian LP
Persefone Aathma LP
Pickett, Wilson – The Complete Atlantic Albums Collection 10 CD Box Set
Porter, Ryan – Spangle Lang-Lane Childrens LP
Prayers – Baptism Of Thieves LP
Price, Sean – Refrigerator 10″
Pugwash – Silverlake LP
Purdie, Bernard & Friends – Cool Down LP
Reich, Steve – Berkeley University Museum: November 7, 1970 LP (Limited edition transparent vinyl)
Race, Hugo & The True Spirit – Spiritual Thirst LP
Rosenbaum, August – Vista Experimental LP
Sect No – Cure For Death LP
Solstafir Berdreyminn LP
Sorxe Matter & Void LP
Small Faces, The – ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake LP (180-gram heavyweight vinyl with remastered audio)
Sparkmarker – Products & Accessories Double LP (Purple vinyl with download)
Stereociti – Parabolic Motions 12″
Sudden, Nikki & Rowland S. Howard – Johnny Smiled LP
Suicide – Suicide (reissue) LP
Stevens, Sufjan – Carrie & Lowell Live LP
Stevens, Sufjan – The Greatest Gift LP (Translucent yellow)
Strapping Young Lad – Syl LP
Strapping Young Lad – The New Black LP
Strife – Live At The Troubadour (LP/DVD; CD also available separately )”
Swann, Bettye – Money Masters LP
Third Root – Libertad Double LP
Tourist – Wash LP
U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me
Used, The – Lies For The Liars LP
Umiliani, Piero – Grazie! Double LP +CD
Utopia – A Different P.O.V. 12″ (sky blue vinyl)
Van Zandt, Townes – Rear View Mirror LP
V/A – Africa Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown 1976 – 1983) LP
V/A – Indecision 100: Lost Artifacts 10″ (Limited edition yellow vinyl with download)
V/A – Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen LP
Vaughn, Ben – Instrumental Stylings LP
Virvum – Illuminance LP
Vitamin String Quartet – The World of Studio Ghibli LP (180 gram vinyl with download)
Watain – Lawless Darkness LP
Watain – Sworn To The Dark LP
Worrell, Bernie – All The Woo In The World LP (Limited edition orange vinyl)
Xiu Xiu – A Promise LP + 7” (180 gram color vinyl with download and bonus tracks)
Yes – Topographic Drama: Live Across America Triple LP set (also available as double CD)
Young, Neil – Harvest Moon LP
45 Grave – Sleep In Safety LP (Limited edition “ghastly green” vinyl)

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Your music got into my book …

Check out these two music biographies by local authors.

Escape is at Hand: Tales of a Boy and a Band

By Joshua Kloke
Foreword by Alan Cross

Escape Is At Hand is the memoir of a young man’s twenty-year dedication to being a fan of The Tragically Hip and the world this band showed him. From dropping out of university to follow the band across Europe, to risking his health and sanity to ensure his footing in the front row is secure, Escape Is At Hand is sure to resonate not only with fans of The Tragically Hip, but with any passionate music fan.

Eternal Cavalier Press
$18, trade paperback


The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History

By David McPherson;
Foreword by Jim Cuddy
A complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary.

Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop. From country and rockabilly to rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alt/country, and back to roots music, the venerable live music venue has evolved with the times and trends — always keeping pace with the music.

Over its long history, the Horseshoe has seen a flood of talent pass through. From Willie Nelson to Loretta Lynn, Stompin’ Tom Connors to The Band, and Bryan Adams to the Tragically Hip, the Horseshoe has attracted premier acts from all eras of music. In The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, David McPherson captures the turbulent life of the bar, and of Canadian rock.

Dundurn Press
$21.99, trade paperback

Announcing our Winners!

First of all, I have to say, THANK YOU!  We’re obviously thrilled by the wonderful and creative #MillpondRB7 posts.  Wow. Secondly, I can say, in all honesty, that it was REALLY tough to choose the second-place winners. Thanks again to everyone for participating.

To everyone who’s listed here, your prize will be ready to pick up on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th. 

First prize winner of the $100 gift pack including a $70 gift certificate:

By a landslide, the winner of our first prize was from @severelytooalpaca! Wowzers, the Port Dover Pier is a tricky place to read a book. 😉  Congratulations!

Our runners up, are as follows:

@Eileenc_21 This is picture made me laugh out loud! Love the cigar. Love the lounge chair. Living the dream with the Bottlerocks repress. <3

@daveekuhronic‘s with the cutest photo with the cutest baby shopping at MillpondRB.

  • daveekuhronicOne of my favourite pics of me and my girl, taken by Wendy at their pre-Record Store Day sale in 2016. I look much more comfortable with a baby than Mozzer does @millpondrb #MillpondRB7 







@matt.skw with his awesome purchase pictured in the grass. Thanks for the kind words about the store and Hespeler Village.

And, last but not least, the person with the most creative and largest number of posts… @drumsanddraws! Scroll down to see another post from @Drumsanddraws. Seriously, in a class of his own!  😀

@drumsanddraws also sweetened the pot by bringing us cupcakes. If that isn’t an effective bribe, I don’t know what is.


Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Interested? Now taking pre-orders. Contact the store directly rather leaving a comment on this blog: 519-658-9641 or

Groove Vinyl is excited to release for the first time on vinyl, the 1970s Canadian cult classic THE HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN.

THE HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN album will feature four separate covers (Igor, the Wolfman, the Count, and Vincent Price) and will be pressed on limited edition, custom colored vinyl. The only difference between each album is the cover artwork and the color of vinyl they are pressed on.

The Count LP = Gory, Gory Red Vinyl
Igor LP = Yes Master Green Vinyl
The Wolfman LP = Orange Vinyl
Vincent Price LP = Glow In The Dark Vinyl

* First time ever on vinyl
* Limited edition customer colored vinyl
* All of your favorite segments from the original show
* Inner booklet featuring an oral history of the show
* Previously unreleased photos from the set
* PLUS other horrendous goodies!!!

AVAILABLE in September; no firm date yet.



We’re 7 years old!

Time flies when we’re having fun spinning tunes and sneaking a moment or three to read a great book. This week we turn seven! Can you believe it?  I know, right?!?

Here’s what we’re doing to celebrate our 7th.

Post your (new or old) photos that connect you with us: a picture of you standing in front of our store …or wearing one of our t-shirts …or holding a Millpond bag …or a picture from when you’re visiting Millpond.

You get the idea. Be creative!

MillpondRB + YOU =

Post your picture to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to tag @MillpondRB and use hashtag #MillpondRB7 so we can see your photo! The more fun & creative the better! Contest runs from now until August 31st.


Grand prize: the post with the most likes will win a $100 prize pack that includes a $70 gift certificate plus a Millpond loot bag.

Second prizes: Millpond staff will select three other photos to win loot bags valued at $50 each.


Get snapping & start sharing!


Google 360 tour of our shop!

We have 1000s of books & records in store! Virtually peruse our shelves using this super neat 360 tour of the store.  Be sure to visit us in person to see a what’s new!