Amoeba Records is an independent record store
chain that has three locations: Berkeley
, San Francisco
Amoeba Records is best known for the sheer size of their stores and the vast selection that they provide. Like the internet
's powerhouse search engine Google
.com, several customers often exaggerate
their claims about the selection of music products at Amoeba, stating that if "you can't find it at Amoeba, it doesn't exist."
The Berkeley store, opening in 1990
on Telegraph Ave.
, was the first Amoeba store in existence. The San Francisco store opened in the district of Haight St. and Ashbury Ave.
in 1997, and the Hollywood location opened in 2001 on the iconic Sunset Boulevard
, an area noted for being one of America
's largest cultural areas.