Sometimes I think I must be the only person on the planet who doesn't download music onto an iPod or Mp3 player. But in case someone else on your holiday shopping list still listens to CDs, consider shopping at an independent, locally-owned music store.
Dimple Records sells new and used CDs, as well as new and used DVDs. And apparently, they've opened a bookstore next to their Arden Way location selling both new and used books. In addition to the Arden Way store, Dimple Records is on Broadway in Land Park, and in Folsom, Roseville, Elk Grove, and Citrus Heights.
Another great independent music store in Sacramento is The Beat at the corner of 17th and J in Midtown, where their tagline is "New, Nearly New, and Rare Music." You'll have a great time browsing through all the treasures at The Beat, and you might just find the perfect gift for someone special.
After a hard day of holiday shopping, treat yourself to a nice Italian dinner and a glass of wine at Lucca Restaurant and Bar, about a block away from The Beat near the corner of 16th and J. Be sure to ask for their vegan menu, which they update seasonally.