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Age UK Book Shop/UPPINGHAM/13 High Street East
Age UK Book Shop  Open at advertised times
13 High Street East   UPPINGHAM   LE15 9PY
tel: 01572 823 140  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.30.
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An eclectic and intriguing selection of books awaits anyone from the casual browser to the most avid of booklovers.

The first shop I visited as parking nearby and they open at 9 am - 1hr before the book fair and the other 2nd hand bookshops. A large charity shop with around 25% of the floor space given over to books. Poor on military for me as nothing to buy and the stock room turned up nothing either.  Laurence Batchelor 23.10.18
Not a bad selection for readers but nothing much for collectors.  Steven 13.02.19
I agree with the previous contributors: not a lot for those who are serious about books.   The Bookman 02.07.22

Loros/UPPINGHAM/6 High Street East
Loros  Open at advertised times
6 High Street East   UPPINGHAM   LE15 9PZ
tel: 01572 821735 
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Charity bookshop selling donated books.

Not exclusively a bookshop: lots of china and so on as well. Worth visiting if you're in Uppingham but not in the same league as the three "proper" bookshops. Age UK has a similar shop across the way.  Laurence Purcell 12.04.14
It is fairly rare to walk into a charity shop and to find quality titles on the various shelves. Obviously not all were of this genre, but many were. I found myself amazed at buying a boxload of titles and all were fairly priced. A good additional to Uppingham.  Chris Harte 13.08.14
An interesting selection for a charity shop but someone is putting very ambitious prices on the more interesting items. NWAD.  Loyola 05.11.16
Visited in October and the Christmas stock was threatening to overwhelm an already cluttered shop. Still some quality books to be found and strong on History but no sign of any bargains.  Steven 13.10.17
Much better than Age UK over the road. A lot more non-fiction and older titles with the higher priced stock to the left which the lady referred to as the 'AbeBooks stock'. 2 books purchased from the shop but nothing found in the cramped stock room. Pricing was on the high side for a charity shop receiving donations though I guess the rent on the high street in Uppingham must be high.  Laurence Batchelor 23.10.18
Starting to become more of a bric-a-brac shop with some books rather than a true bookshop. Still worth a look when in Uppingham with some interesting items but NWAD.  Steven 13.02.19

Rutland Bookshop/UPPINGHAM/13 High Street West
The Rutland Bookshop   Open at advertised times
13 High Street West    UPPINGHAM  LE15 9QB
tel:  01572 823450 
Open: Friday 11.00 - 3.00, Saturday 11.00 - 4.00
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General secondhand stock and particularly gardening, natural history, farming, rural life and topography.

Margaret Baines' proud boast is "that we are not on the internet." Hence their stock of rural pursuits, hunting and horse books is way beyond the norm. Lovely but cluttered shop with treasurers all around.  Chris Harte 14.04.09
What a wonderful shop. A little musty haven with ancient worn carpet and twisty stairs lined and stacked with books; some just a couple of quid and some rather more, but all browsers feel welcome. The lady who co-runs it is lovely, and says (I paraphrase) she would rather sell something a little damaged and cheap to someone who will treasure it, than sell a pristine copy to a collector-type. It's like going to somebody's house - a personal and individual feel, and I love the total lack of decor or refurbishment - it's all about the books - of which there is an excellent selection - the stock is chosen with taste. I would be heartbroken if this shop ever closed down!  Anon 30.03.12
A gem of a shop! Strong in most areas especially (as Chris Harte says) hunting and rural pursuits but also travel and topography: good collection of Batsford books from the 1940s. Lady owner is a charmer and (heavens!) really interested in books.  Laurence Purcell 12.04.14
Sadly, Maureen Baines who ran the shop, passed away on June 29th. I understand that Edward Baines will continue to open the shop on Saturdays only for the foreseeable future.  David Siddons (Forest Books) 26.07.14
This news is a dreadful shock. I met Mrs Baines when I visited the shop for the first time in April and was bowled over by her charm, friendliness and knowledge. She will be much missed. My condolences to Mr Baines.  Laurence Purcell 28.07.14
I met Mrs. Baines a number of years ago and instantly fell in love with her charm and natural ability to engage you in conversation. She was always interested in you, the customer, and got to know you and the shelves you frequented. You could not be in a hurry if you entered her bookshop, you didn't go to buy a book only but to have a chat as well. I am sorry that I did not go and see her for some weeks, and sad to discover she is now in a better place. Mrs. Baines you will be missed lots. I am sorry for you Mr. Baines, I hope you can find the time and courage to keep 'Mrs. Baine's treasure trove' open.  R. J. Cook 20.09.14
I especially visited on Saturday 20th Oct to co-incide with the PBFA book fair in the town hall in the high street as this shop only opens on a Saturday. Upon entering a charming bell above the door rang and made me think that most secondhand bookshops lack those small touches today. The shop is small in area but crammed with books all categorized over 3 floors. I nearly started an avalanche coming back down the stairs as many piles of books sometimes rest in precarious spots where one cannot see so a word of warning - mind your footing! Upon reaching the top floor I found the military section surprisingly poor so no purchases made. The pleasant owner made me aware that soon his daughter is going to open the shop Wed/Thurs/Fri which I'm sure will improve things.  Laurence Batchelor 23.10.18
Opening hours now: Friday 11:00-15:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00. The chap in the shop when I called (2.vii.22) was a white-haired gentleman; no daughter in sight.   The Bookman 02.07.22

Uppingham Antiques Centre/UPPINGHAM/17 High Street East
Uppingham Antiques Centre  Open at advertised times
17 High Street East   UPPINGHAM   LE15 9PY
tel: 01572 822155  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sundays 11.00 - 5.00
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A book area displaying the stock of several dealers, particularly country pursuits and field sports.

Only found out about the books at the Centre by meeting the dealer at a book fair and purchasing a boxload from him. Visited the premises and was most impressed. Plenty of Juvenile fiction and quality field sports material. Worth a visit.  Chris Harte 25.07.15
Surprising range of subject areas after distinctly unpromising first impressions. Reasonable prices but I suspect that there are no hidden treasures lying in wait.  Loyola 05.11.16
Several bookcases of books upstairs on a variety of topics. Railways and local books it seemed strongest on. Pricing reasonable for the area. There was also a small antiques shop in an alleyway behind this centre which sold militaria and the odd book.  Laurence Batchelor 23.10.18

Vista /OAKHAM/15 High Street
Vista   Phone before travelling
15 High Street  OAKHAM  LE15 6AH
tel:  01572 720 843    web  
Open: normally Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 15.00
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Bookshop run by 'a leading local charity supporting people with sight loss'.