As vinyl continues to go from strength to strength we bring you a guide to some of the best independent record shops in the region
Action Records, Church Street, Preston
Action Records is something of a musical institution in the city, and this is purely down to the dedicated owner Gordon Gibson.
The shop has been established since 1979, starting off on a stall in Blackpool just as the independent music scene was emerging. From there they soon opened a site in Preston, where they have been ever since.
Action Records have always been at the forefront of music trends throughout the years, and have also established their own record label, releasing records by bands such as The Boo Radleys, Dandelion Adventure, and Fi-Lo Radio, amongst others. Visit www.actionrecords.co.uk/ for more information.
Drumbeat Record Shop, Bolton Street, Chorley
This collectors record shop is jam packed and stacked with rare records, CDs, books, DVDs and memorabilia.
The shop has been described as an ‘Aladdin’s cave of vinyl gems’ and holds a massive selection of music from most eras.
You can find parking at the rear of the shop.
Can’t get to the shop to browse? Items can be posted out directly to you. Call 01257 414299.
Eden Records, Skipton Street, Morecambe
Eden Music, formerly known as Vintage Vinyl, is a retail shop selling pre-loved vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, books and a range of vintage equipment. They also sell pre-loved T-shirts, record boxes, and an eclectic range of memorabilia.
They aim to up-cycle as much as is possible, and believe in reducing landfill waste whilst helping to spread the enjoyment of music.
Their stock covers all genres, with prices which they claim can beat the internet. All products are guaranteed to be what they claim them to be, and they strive for absolute customer satisfaction.
Eden Music are now also trading online, via Discogs.
Quicksilver Records, Market Street , Southport
This independent music shop in Southport specialises in new and used, classic rock related vinyl, CDs, DVDs and books from the 1960s and beyond.
The shop also stocks 80s and 90s indie new vinyl.
Alongside the music formats they also have a selection of used guitars and framed LPs and reproduction posters.
For more information visit https://www.quicksilvermusic.co.uk/