As multiple record stores have shown, they were treated to copies of the album signed by Swift herself, Stereogum points out. All day, various stores have been showing off walls of signed copies, and by the looks of things, they are moving quick.
At a time when COVID-19 is dealing a brutal blow to brick-and-mortar record stores, it's hard to argue that this isn't a pretty cool move by Swift. The one thing that may get her some minus hipster points, however, is that it appears only signed CD copies are available. After all, we all know how much the cool kids love those vinyls.
See a collection of posts showing some signed folklore albums below by some grateful indie record stores.
Well, there is no doubt about it, #Swifties are SWIFT! Thanks to you all for masking up & coming by for a signed copy of #folklore! And many thanks to @taylorswift13 for signing albums for our peeps. ❤️❤️❤️ #recordstorefolklore #soldout #supportyourlocalrecordstore pic.twitter.com/CR1iCMBjux— Grimey's Nashville (@Grimeys) August 20, 2020
Look what just showed up!Taylor Swift just sent a bunch of signed copies of her smash FOLKLORE! Limited so no holds, locals only and just one per customer. Thanks Taylor for your love of indie shops !— Shake It Records (@shakeitrecords) August 20, 2020
#recordstorefolklore #taylornation #taylorswift pic.twitter.com/fEkGO80BUT
Thank you @taylorswift13 for supporting local record stores and sending us limited amount of "Folklore" signed CDs! These are available for local purchase only! Limit one per customer! #recordstorefolklore #taylornation #taylorswift pic.twitter.com/PaNPWOHgiN— Zia Records (@ZiaRecords) August 20, 2020
A funny thing happened on the way to Bull Moose today. Several locations received a shipment of Folklore CDs all autographed by @taylorswift13~! Check out Windham, Lewiston, Bangor, Salem, Scarborough, Mill Creek, & Keene.— Bull Moose (the store) (@BullMoose) August 20, 2020
Thanks T Swift for the support for local record shops! pic.twitter.com/onP2H6GvQO