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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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Lovely Bookstore

I loved this little bookstore! Because we were traveling we didn't want to buy heavy items, but we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CobaltViolet
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Los Angeles, California
Old church turned into an old bookstore

If you want stacks and stacks of old books, this is the place. Wood floors, wood stacks, and lots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael R
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Southlake, Texas
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Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (21 reviews)
“book lovers” (19 reviews)
“book store” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
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+44 1463 239947
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this little bookstore! Because we were traveling we didn't want to buy heavy items, but we had fun looking around and then ended up buying 3 beautiful antique prints (etchings) two of which were of places we visited on our trip to Scotland....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want stacks and stacks of old books, this is the place. Wood floors, wood stacks, and lots of old books separated (somewhat) by topic. For a history buff or librarian, this is a great place to go to find something well out of...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For any book lover, Leakey’s bookshop is a must on your trip to Inverness. Set inside a historic church, this revitalization of space is awesome. Wall to ceiling books and more books. You can smell the age of some of these tomes. I held a...More

Thank Rtistik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Leakey's twice during my visit to Inverness. The amount of books in that place is astonishing, you could literally spend hours in the there. I found the pricing of the books to be a bit on the expensive side of things. Additionally, I...More

Thank mtennant23
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a bookshop. So many books, so little time. If you are into books and are planning to visit Inverness, you must not miss this place. The stock is outstanding and the shop itself is a brilliant place. Mr Leakey has been there for...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended for book lovers, might just stumble across something that interests you. There were many books on Scotland. Just a short walk from the train station.

Thank Capy C
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I been in some book shops in my time but this was amazing. Everything you ever wanted. The only problem was that while books were broken down into categories/genres etc that ended the sorting. They were just random on the shelves which mean stuff could...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I spent well over an hour here in awe of the sheer amount of books - from popular, to antique, to obscure! They even sold antique prints across both floors - all incredible to look at. The shop is set our similar to a library;...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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
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Strongpea
13 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
24 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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