About Us

We are Mark and Lee, owners of Off The Beaten Tracks, a family run independent record shop established in 2004. 

Our shop is located in the market town of Louth, Lincolnshire, UK where you will find a thriving community of independent businesses. Our business started with a stall on the market in the autumn of 2003 before opening our first shop at 29 Aswell Street in March 2004.

Off The Beaten Tracks est 2004

Our second premises at 36 Aswell Street.

In June 2022 we moved to no. 8 Aswell Street, our third premises on this street.

We sell a huge range of new and quality second hand vinyl & CDs, DVDs, music books, cassettes, greetings cards, prints, badges and tote bags.

The items that feature on this website are just a snapshot of what we offer in our shop.

We can source items for you so do get in touch.

For FREE delivery in Louth area choose Local Pickup at Checkout or contact us HERE

We buy collections. We offer serious prices for quality record & CD collections.

We are a participating Record Store Day UK store.

Check out our Discogs shop to browse more vinyl records & CDs


Gift vouchers are available in store and online..

We featured on Katy B's LCRFM radio programme The Sunday Underbelly in 2022 - listen here:



'Would highly recommend as I have shopped here for vinyl since they opened and have subsequently extended my record collection with loads of gems. Mark always goes out of his way to source out rare vinyl for us.'

Aimie (Regular Customer) 


'A veritable cornucopia of music and film! A huge selection of Compact Discs (both current releases and pre-owned), a mountain of pre-loved and new Vinyl, boxes and boxes of 7" Singles perfect for rifling through, and hundreds of DVD's.
The ideal place for both the serious music junkie and the casualist shopper.'

Ben, Shindig! Magazine (Regular Customer)


'Superb shop, lovely proprietor with excellent customer service skills.
a real Louth treasure and corking record shop generally. BUY LOCAL, BUY INDEPENDENT!'

Ellen (Regular Customer) Review via Facebook