The above photo illustrates a primitive form of the LO & BEHOLD! record and book store. Lamplit alongside our humble releases, these used books were sold and that bread was saved with intention of eventual space. Generally sold anywhere that would have me for a reading. A similar thing happened whenever (wherever) I had a dj gig. The above black and white photo was taken by a lady named Molly at an abandoned house reading in Ann Arbor, Mich. The color photo below is of my dj set up at a bar in Ferndale, Mich. for a weekly party I had called Tuesdays in the Forest.

 

     This sort of behavior continued for quite some time until one day I started working at a consignment shop one day a week in exchange for a little space to put a record bin and a small bookshelf. This too continued for some time until I bought into the shop as a quarter owner along with three others.

 

LO & BEHOLD AT THE HAMTRAMCK HOARD HOUSE

*Posted Spring 2011

Nestled in the heart of Hamtramck's main drag, Jos. Campau, is The Hamtramck Hoard House. The Hoard House is a fine little establishment chock full of trashy and classy treasures dating from then 'til now. Owned by real Hamtramckeans, the Hoard House boasts both the oddity and beauty Hamtramck is famous for. And Lo & Behold! is proud to announce the planting of its vagrant shop, set up against the South wall, halfway into the shop. The new/used records and books of Lo & Behold! The bin donated by Stormy Records of Dearborn, and the clementine crates donated by Brad Hales from People's Records of Detroit, the cradle and toys provided for this child of ours. May she grow and mother her own someday . . .

So stop in sometime! Hope to see you soon! 

 

 

 

 

. . . still working . . . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2011 ~ CHANGE OF PLANS

     We are going through some changes here at The Hoard House — Lo & Behold is spreading out a bit, so much so that the name of the shop will be changing as well . . . henceforth we shall be LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books. There are still junk items abound, as well as clothes & other artifacts, but the books & records are claiming much more territory . . .  more info to be posted soon . . .