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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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Books everywhere

Lovely shop with a curious variety of books, from antiques to rather new editions. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Burgdorf, Switzerland
A great stop for lovers of antiquarian books and prints

Our visit in June, 2017 was our second time at Leakey's in Inverness. Several members of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom R
Huntsville, Texas
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  • Average6%
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Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely shop with a curious variety of books, from antiques to rather new editions. Most of the books, though, are too expensive for what they are. Still, it's a must-see place if you're in the area.

Thank martina_libi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit in June, 2017 was our second time at Leakey's in Inverness. Several members of our traveling group found one or more items of interest during this visit. Has to be one of the UK's best antiquarian bookshops!

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing bookstore! It is a former church with books stacked everywhere. There are two levels with a lot of Scottish history books. If you're looking for something specific to the area, or something to read on the go, this is the place! Go...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visually this place is stunning, and is good for a browse and to relax in a quiet atmosphere on a rainy day. On the upper level there are some comfortable seating areas. I spent a couple of hours here, looking over most of the books....More

Thank fiona07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You gotta love it with books surrounding you in all corners (book lover anyway), it's a cool shop for it was converted from a church, which is a brilliant example of renovation! You will find loads of interesting books in there too, you best spend...More

Thank Celian1224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the extent of the collection of books. Wished it was organised, but half the fun is trying to hunt for that perfect book. I could have walked out with my arms piled high, going to have to return to Inverness with an empty...More

Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Enormous variety of books and subjects. Well worth spending more than a couple of hours browsing around. You'll find old books as well as recent ones and at a good price. The ambience of the old church adds a certain mystique to the shop and...More

Thank NicholasARRoberts
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant bookshop, you can spend ages just looking through all the shelves, even if you're not looking to buy anything. Plenty of seats dotted about the shop so you can sit, relax and have a read, there's even a log fire to keep you warm!...More

Thank laurent626
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a gorgeous and remarkable bookstore, set in an old church... with a wood fire blazing in the middle of the shop. Fun to browse for a few hours - you're sure to find a hidden treasure!

Thank katastrophe1
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was my second time visiting this charming bookshop. It's such an interesting spot with so much to see! Everyone that works there is friendly and helpful. I miss the cafe, but I still love this special place.

Thank Viictoria C
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