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Joey Essex


Welcome to SilverDell, a Book Store in Kirkham

SilverDell was opened in June 2000 by the proprietors Elaine SILVERwood and Sue WarDELL. It is a unique establishment with the combination of an ice cream parlour and bookshop.

SilverDell's award winning 'artisan' ice cream is made by Elaine on the premises using the finest quality ingredients, including cream and milk from a local farm. Elaine works to her own recipes and spends hours creating her own distinctive tastes such as the best-selling 'Kirkham Krunch'. There is a viewing window into her dairy, through which you can sometimes see Elaine hard at work surrounded by all her flavourings!

SilverDell has hundreds of titles in stock with many more available for next day collection. Our computerised ordering system uses the same database as all major bookstores, enabling us to gain instant information on most books and process most orders within 24 hours. SilverDell's reputation as a book shop has grown over the years due to Elaine's massive amount of hard work organising successful author events. These events range from taking authors to visit schools, to signings at the shop, 'An Evening With', lunches and dinners. Gino D'Acampo, Judy Finnigan, Cressida Cowell, Joseph Delaney, Mary Berry, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sir Alex Ferguson are just a few of the many names we have hosted events with in 2013. 


SilverDell Awards

  • Independent Bookshop of the Year 2011 (Northern)
  • Independent Bookshop of the Year 2006 (Northern)
  • Independent Bookshop of the Year 2005 (UK)
  • Made in Lancashire - Vanilla Ice Cream Champion

SilverDell Books


  • Katharine Ann Angel
  • Martina Cole
  • Freddie Davies
  • The Stig - Ben Collins
  • Chris Ryan
  • Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Susan Lewis

Hopefully we will host:

  • Phil 'The Power' Taylor
  • Nick Hornby

Previous Book Signings

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News & Events

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SilverDell Events!

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