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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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Must Stop Here - amazing place!

I could have spent hours wandering and searching for buried treasures in this place. It is just a... read more

Reviewed today
BSchatte
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Austin, Texas
Literally the only thing we did in Inverness

We wanted to stop by Inverness on our trip to see this bookshop and to book the Caledonian sleeper... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matthew S
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Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book lovers” (15 reviews)
“old church” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
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Reviewed today

I could have spent hours wandering and searching for buried treasures in this place. It is just a very cool experience, and so many things to see and look at!

Thank BSchatte
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to stop by Inverness on our trip to see this bookshop and to book the Caledonian sleeper at night back to London. We had a few hours in Inverness after taking the train up from Edinburgh and this was our main attraction. This...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came prepared to shop Looked like wonderland when we walked in to the store. Books everywhere!!!!!!! (Great), but then we encountered the 'troll' at the desk. Rude and completely unconcerned with the customers. Asked him a question, received a curt answer not helpful. We...More

Thank debis82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like I was in heaven when I entered this place! Books stacked as far as the eye can see! Some people collect wine glasses or magnets when they travel, I collect books. Friends and I spent about an hour or so here looking...More

Thank ShutUpKristin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the store with our two kids and they didn't know where to start looking through all the books! Great atmosphere, nice people and lots of books and prints... you shouldn't come to find that one particular book but just look and browse for...More

Thank StEmJoKi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leakey's is a great bookshop with plenty of shelves to browse and bargains to be had. Definitely a hidden gem.

Thank UncleDads
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I visited Leakey's today for the first time and I fell in love with the place. It is just wonderful! The building itself is amazing with beautiful stained glass windows. I could have spent hours rummaging through all the beautiful books and there are lovely...More

Thank 858smurf
Reviewed 11 August 2017

As noted in other reviews, this is a Harry Potter-type location; one where you can get lost for HOURS -- IF you're the type of person who loves books! There are bookshelves almost to the ceiling, with helpful personnel to assist you to find your...More

Thank Arlene744
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Great secondhand bookshop, worth a visit even if you don't find a book! Really unusual and it does have a Harry Potter kind of feeling about it.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This month hubby and I fulfilled a long held ambition to visit this place which we until now have only been able to view via its website and boy it did not disappoint! The two of us love being surrounded by books. An English teacher...More

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Strongpea
12 September 2017|
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Response from NicholasARRoberts | Reviewed this property |
I can only suggest you try contact them directly by phone or email. I cannot (living over 8000 miles away) tell you if they have it in stock. I am sure that if they have it or can get it for you they will. I cannot stress... More
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Rhonda B
23 July 2017|
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Response from NicholasARRoberts | Reviewed this property |
Rhonda, I've personally no idea if Leakey's has it. My best guess is to contact them via e-mail or phone (try +44 1463 239947 on the phone). Given my (rather short) experience I'm sure you'll get a quick answer from them. I... More
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