• Tim in Oakham

I am sorry but both of our shops are now closed; rest assured that we will be back open in Oakham and Stamford as soon as we can.

All of our staff are now absent from the business and their Company e-mail addresses have been suspended for now and are not active.

I will be working throughout the close down and am available on my usual e-mail address, but it might take a week or so to get a response.

Take care & stay safe.



Walkers is a locally run, family firm and was started by my father back in 1972 in Oakham. Stamford came along in 1978 and since then we have been quietly beavering away, serving the communities of Rutland and Stamford with books, cards, news and more for nearly 50 years.

Being your local bookshop, run and staffed by Rutlanders and Stamfordians, we care about our towns and villages, our beautiful local countryside and of course how we look after you and all of our customers. Some have been shopping with us since we opened.

So, thank you for shopping with us and for supporting your local bookshop.  If I can help in any way please feel free to use my personal e-mail address here:   timwalker@walkersbookshops.co.uk




We are proud to support the following charities

(which is where all of those 5p carrier bag charges go, plus a little extra from Walkers)

 Dove Cottage Day Hospice offers day care to those in Rutland & Leicestershire with life limiting illness

Evergreen Care Trust supports older residents and vulnerable adults in Stamford & South Lincolnshire

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to support children and families at the world class Children’s Hospital