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Address: Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1463 239947
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.

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For the love of books

It is the most charming book shop I've ever seen. You open the door and enter in a magic world. A Harry Potter type of store.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It is the most charming book shop I've ever seen. You open the door and enter in a magic world. A Harry Potter type of store.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The book shop is just to amazing, lots of books and prints. We spent some time here, and it's so good to be surrounded by books! The shop is just too lovely, and just wish to stay here for a longer time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The shop is extremely disorganised and you need a good 2-3 hours to find anything as the sections are very broad: "History", "Travel". Within these sections, there is NO organisation at all. But apart from that, the big issue is the price of the books. Books that you can get on Amazon for 99p are routinely priced at £10 or... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Set in an old church, the first time I entered the bookshop, my jaw dropped. It is the biggest second-hand bookshop I have ever visited. Floor to ceiling books, books printed in the 50s, a huge history collection (which I love) and all affordably priced. I had fun inside the bookshop and I highly recommend to all book lovers to... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

the place is filled with books. I walked in and fell in love with the place. I could have spent the entire day there. We just don't have places like this around here in the US. Many older books, paperbacks, leather bound, you name it. There was a beautiful fireplace in the middle which unfortunately wasn't lit because it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely building, filled to the rafters with all sorts of books from paperbacks to Folio styles with all between and besides... The cafe they have there is also wonderful :-)

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I went to Leakey's Bookshop on 3 October, 2014, after a Highland share-a-tour to Loch Ness. Walking in, you are met with soaring piles of books that seem haphazard but are actually organized, and that indescribable scent of paper and musty wood, like an old library. It's one of the best smells in the world. I could have spent hours... More 

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Duns, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you are an avid reader and don't mind having a good search around then you should check this place out!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For anyone who just loves browsing in second hand book shops just for the atmosphere and ambiance then this book shop is a must visit place in Inverness. Housed in an old converted church at the end of Church Street (where else) this shop is an experience from the minute you walk through the door. All the shelves are jam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You can get food at the upstairs lunch room and then browse two floors of massively packed books. I found several at reasonable prices. There were many books on Scotland. I found this unique bookstore like a treasure hunt. I visited twice in my six day Inverness vacation. I hope you enjoy this experience as much as I did.

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