Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2020
Forest Books, Uppingham - closed.
Uppingham Antiques Centre - recently added.
Staniland (Booksellers) - recently moved from Stamford.
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Age UK Book Shop
13 High Street East
UPPINGHAM Rutland LE15 9PY map
tel: 01572 823 140 web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.30.
An eclectic and intriguing selection of books awaits anyone from the casual browser to the most avid of booklovers.
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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.
6 High Street East
UPPINGHAM Rutland LE15 9PZ map
tel: 01572 821735
Charity bookshop selling donated books.
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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-brack 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.
39 High Street East
UPPINGHAM Rutland LE15 9PY map
tel: 01572 821493 or 07912 777571 e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 12.00 - 4.00, but please ring first. If none of these times are convenient we can usually open by appointment.
Trading since 1972. Members of the P.B.F.A. Visit the new trade site hereto look at our stock.
Add a comment Read commentsHide commentsAll books in beautiful condition, although not the cheapest. Proprietor very helpful and knowledgeable. - Leo 20.07.11.
Strong on Folio Society books. By the way, there is a very good charity bookshop over the road on High Street East. - Steven Whitehead 25.08.12.
Wonderful look to the shop, almost like a small academic library. A speciality is complete or part sets of classic late C19/early C20 novels in handsome uniform editions. Folio Society books are also available at very reasonable prices. - Laurence Purcell 12.04.14.
Very well presented stock and purchased a book that I had been after for some time and at a reasonable price. The owner formerly had a shop in Stamford. - SteveBrissle 04.08.14.
Still has many quality fine binding among the books on offer. The move from Stamford appears to have been worthwhile, according to my chat with the owner. - Chris Harte 13.08.14.
One of the classic bookshops, just how they should be. I very nearly parted with £1000 for an absolutely exceptional book. Common sense prevailed, but it shows how an authentic atmosphere can influence a buyer. A very pleasant owner who showed great knowledge of the books I am interested in. - CB 02.04.15.
Please note (particularly to book dealers) in the last comment I made there is a minor typo. It should read that I almost parted with £100. I don't want anyone to run away with the idea that I have that kind of money to buy books! - CB 18.04.15.
A high class antiquarian stock with prices to match. Friendly owner. - Loyola 05.11.16.
Plus one to Loyola's comment from November 2016. - Steven 23.10.17.
A top draw antiquarian shop designed for collectors or people who only want fine bindings and prices to match. This is exactly the type of shop one would expect in such an affluent town. Helpful owner but no purchases made as very little military stock. - Laurence Batchelor 23.10.18.
The Rutland Bookshop
13 High Street West
UPPINGHAM Rutland LE15 9QB map
tel: 01572 823450
Open: Saturday 11.00 - 5.00.
General secondhand stock and particularly gardening, natural history, farming, rural life and topography.
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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
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.
Uppingham Antiques Centre
17 High Street East
UPPINGHAM Rutland LE15 9PY
tel: 01572 822155 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sundays 11.00 - 5.00
A book area displaying the stock of several dealers, particularly country pursuits and field sports.
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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.