Barky’s Spiritual Store

Barky’s Spiritual Store has been located in Richmond since 1954. The store was established by Barksdale Haggins, nicknamed Barky, who continues as its current owner. Haggins recognized a demand for spiritual music in the Richmond area and decided to establish a store that specialized in Gospel Music. Barky’s location has changed several times since 1954. It was located on First Street for 15 years, but a larger location was needed due to the growth in popularity of Gospel Music. Barky’s subsequently relocated to a larger facility on East Broad Street . An unexplained fire forced Barky’s to move several blocks to its current location on East Broad Street .

Barky’s specializes in Gospel Music but offers many other Christian products. In addition to Gospel Music CD’s, audio tapes, DVD’s, and VHS tapes, the store also stocks robes, books, sheet music, lesson plans for Bible study, church identification name tags, Bibles, Bible cases, cards, hats, pins, tambourines, and shirts. Barky’s also offers unique items such as phonograph needles and discontinued Gospel Music.

Barky’s Spiritual Store
18 East Broad Street
Richmond , VA 23219

Profile prepared by Chris Ferguson
December, 2007