Tampa’s Mojo Books & Records has signed Taylor Swift CDs, and they go on sale today

The University area indie retailer has 20 autographed copies of 'folklore' for you.

click to enlarge Tampa’s Mojo Books & Records has signed Taylor Swift CDs, and they go on sale today
Beth Garrabrant

Did you miss out on the 30 copies of Daddy Kool’s signed Taylor Swift folklore CDs yesterday?

Well, some of you are in luck because 20 copies also arrived at another local indie record shop—Tampa’s Mojo Books & Records, located at 2540 E Fowler Ave. near the University of South Florida.

A rep for Mojo told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the CDs will be ready when the shop opens at 11 a.m. today and are available on a first come first served basis. There are no holds, no phone orders, and that the CD must be paid for at purchase.

There’s no way those things make it to lunchtime, but Swifties should consider the message their fearless leader is trying to send, and that’s to prop up your local record store.

Mojo—like so many other local record stores—make that possible with a great selection every day, but especially this weekend when the first of three Record Store Day 2020 (RSD) product drops.

Per usual, Mojo went all out for RSD.

On Saturday, August 29, Mojo’s sidewalk will be marked with hashmarks 6-feet apart so folks can line up and social distance. Wish lists will be handed out at 7 a.m. with all the RSD drops that arrived at the shop—bring your own pen if you can. Anyone who arrives will get the same wish list, even after the shop opens at 8 a.m.

To discourage folks from congregating around the RSD crates, Mojo staff will shop its RSD inventory for you.

“We will use your order form to assemble your order. 1st in line gets 1st dibs, 2nd in line gets 2nd dibs, and so on,” the store rep told CL. Guests will be invited to check out, first come first served, once their order is assembled.

“Don't worry, our checkout processes are pretty fast at this point,” the rep added.

Anyone who’d like to browse the rest of the shop is welcome to do so, and Mojo will limit capacity in the aisles if and when it becomes an issue. At noon, the day’s remaining RSD inventory will be added to the crates for digging.

There’s also a curbside option, but Mojo is asking that those taking part in that allow for extra time since staff will be working the sidewalk line on RSD. Folks who want curbside service should park in the line of spaces that face Fowler Avenue (those closest to the road, between Chipotle and the ATM).

“Please be patient… if we're somehow missing you or you needed to park elsewhere, give us a little honk,” staff told CL. “Please note that at 7 AM we will distribute numbered order forms to those in the sidewalk line and then head to the curbside service area to distribute order forms. If you are high risk and would like us to go the extra mile with fresh gloves, freshly lysoled shrink wrap on records, freshly sanitized square, etc., please let us know early on when we bring your order form. We want everyone to be able to participate in RSD.”

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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