Our Story

We are Franklin's first record store, located in historic downtown. Our doors have been open for 4 years and run by the same owner as Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor next door. We strive to bring old vinyl, new life and keep the good vibes going. Music is the most powerful form of communication and we want to keep the conversation going. 


Our Vibe

Carpe Diem is music and art's love child! We specialize in vintage vinyl, but amongst the bins are antique oddities, vintage clothing, fine art, vintage cameras, record players, and far beyond. We buy and sell between 200-500 records a week in order to keep your collections growing.