The Long Ear



The Long Ear is open 7 days a week:

1620 N. Government Way Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
Phone:(208) 765-3472

Store Info


MON - SAT 10AM - 6PM

SUN 11AM - 6PM

We hope you all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving - replete with oodles of family, friends, happy memories and maybe even some yummy food!
Big thanks to Devin for this great article - and to Loren for the super photos.

The Long Ear first opened our doors in Oct. of 1973.  We began our musical journey  in the small mountain community of Big Bear Lake, Ca.

1973 - The the Dream Began.  T & D were looking for a new vocation. "How 'bout a Record Store?" The Long Ear was born.

Yes – a cozy 16 x 30 building that had plenty of room for our 400 LPs, 88 8-Tracks & 3 cassettes.                                                            
We are now a member of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores. NOT ONE DOMINO SHALL FALL!

This worked out  well for about 3 years, when we decided to expand to a 3,000′ space – with green shag carpet…3 blocks down the street.

In 1975, we expanded to a MUCH larger location, about 2 blocks down. New place came with a Pool Hall  (bonus!!)

This location had the added bonus of including a Pool Hall !  By this time, we also sold several  brands of stereo equipment and Radio Shack.   Big Bear was a fun place to start our family AND our business.

1985 brought another move – to Coeur d’Alene.  Our 1st & 2nd locations were on Government Way.

1985 Big Move to CdA - Govn't Wy.

Pearl Jam Midnite Sale

Now, at our current ‘digs’  (2405 N. 4th Street) we are really glad to have made the move up here.  And we see no moves in our immediate future.

The Long Ear - home of Fred (the  7' Rabbit) & Boots-cat.

We carry new & used CDs & LPs with a few used cassettes. Body jewelry, incense & burners, stickers, posters, hookahs, tapestries, fair trade purses & clothing are a few other and jewelry are some of the items we carry. We order music three days a week & usually have a fast special order turn around.

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