When one thought of books, Traver's came to mind. Music? Barlow's, of course! It was the favorite destination of school teachers who could find or obtain obscure and rare sheet music. Barlow's had everything. As can be seen in the article above, the "automatic" phonograph was featured. A true marvel of the age! Later on, Zorn's and other downtown Trenton music shops opened, but most specialized in phonograph records.
BARLOW'S MUSIC STORE BRINGS BACK THE MEMORY OF HOW WE TRADED IN AN ACCORDION FOR A SAXOPHONE WHEN WE WERE KIDS BACK IN THE 30'S. OUR FRIEND ARTHUR DeBRONZO TOOK THE SAX HOME AND NOT ONE OF US WERE ABLE TO MAKE A SOUND OUT OF IT. BARLOW'S SUGGESTED LESSONS BUT WE WERE SURE OF LEARNING HOW TO PLAY IT OURSELVES. A SILLY TIME BY A BUNCH OF SILLY KIDS.