• Tim in Oakham

We will be reopening both our Stamford and Oakham shops on Monday June 1st!  – Hurray!

Our opening hours will be 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, We will be closed on Sundays


It will be lovely to get the doors back open and to start to feel that life is beginning to return to normal. Many

of our suppliers are slowly waking up their businesses too, so just bear with us for the first few weeks

Take care and we hope to see you in town very soon!


I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has got in touch over the last few weeks to either offer their support or to try and buy something.

I really do appreciate your kind wishes and support.




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