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British Record
Shop Archive

This website is dedicated to celebrating those remarkable emporiums that sold us the music we love. From shellac shops through vinyl dealers to CD megastores and back to vinyl, we aim to document as many record shops as possible over the 20th and 21st Century – the legendary, the lost, the infamous and your forgotten favourites.

The BRSA is a labour of love that, since first going online almost a decade ago, has proven a remarkable source of information and shared memories. It has inspired many exhibitions, features and radio programmes as well as providing the basis for Garth Cartwright’s two books. Interested in setting up an exhibition on your area’s record shops? The BRSA will endeavour to support your work. Over the years the BRSA has had an amazing response from those who love record shops. Anyone intrested in booking for a prseentation talk can be done via the contact detials here.Thanks for all your contributions and please keep them coming. You can email [email protected] or call 07376559816

We currently have 4678 shops.

Random shop

Parsons Records
Bristol & Bath