Record stores were glorious places 30 years ago. While most of the space was dedicated to vinyl, it was under serious pressure from pre-recorded cassettes, sales of which exploded after the introduction of Walkman and Walkman-like personal audio players.
It didn’t stop there, though. Some stores still stocked 8-tracks while most outlets had at least a small section dedicated to this new thing called the compact disc.
Retronaut has these pictures of an HMV in Bristol in the UK c.1985. All the pictures can be seen here.