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.
We currently have 4067 shops.