31. SilverDell Books
This shop describes itself as "more than a bookshop" and Lisa agrees. Winner of a recent Independent Bookseller of the Year award for northern England, SilverDell also has a Vanilla Ice Cream Champion title, and sells handmade chocolates. The bookshop serves a strong and loyal school customer base and holds countless author signings.
Where: 61 Poulton Street, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2AJ (01772 683444; silverdellbooks.com).