HMV and the death of the British high street: why do we care? by Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, Tuesday 15 January

Austerity and online shopping have bought about one of the few booms of recent years: a growth in nostalgia for defunct stores. But why does it matter to us when shops close their doors for good? Read here.

You can also read an article by Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network entitled “The high street isn’t dead” here.