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Address: Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1463 239947
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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.

Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.

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Wonderful place. Books from the floor to the ceiling. Fireplace in the middle of the shop. You can spend hours in the exploring old books and maps

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place. Books from the floor to the ceiling. Fireplace in the middle of the shop. You can spend hours in the exploring old books and maps

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever wanted to know how Belle felt in Beauty and the Beast when she was shown the great library then wonder know more! A great shop filled with books of all kinds! Whatever you interest you will find the book for you! Shelves upon shelves of old tomes and great tales waiting to be explored! The shop has... More 

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Thank Theo_Charity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the best (and prettiest) secondhand bookshop I've ever been in. We went to Scotland back in September, and had planned to go here beforehand based on the great reviews. We were not disappointed at all, it's a beautiful old building with a good selection of books, and it just smells like books. There is also a large... More 

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Thank escalf
Croydon, Australia
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81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Found this gem while wandering the back streets of Inverness. Went in for a quick look and left an hour later with an armful of books. As you will see from the pictures provided by others, this bookstore is literally packed to the rafters. I seriously doubt you will be able to resist buying something as the prices are very... More 

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Thank Lakemba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Old books, the book smell, beautiful building and a fireplace. You can spend hours there hunting for books. What more to ask?

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1 Thank Hiro K
carradale, scotland
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57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

In an old converted church, where the space has been artfully and skilfully transformed to suit, there is a range of books and prints here to suit every taste in a welcoming and warm ambience. It is a treasure.

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1 Thank hebridesferryman
Inverness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If the rain is tipping down, and you're looking for something to do in Inverness, visit Leakeys secondhand bookshop, an Inverness institution. Lots of space and books in an old church building with a (sometimes) roaring log fire. You could spend hours (and a fair bit of cash in here).

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Huge selection from popular fiction to hard to find poetry, history, Scottish interest. Also wide selection of antique prints at a reasonable price. We visited twice because the selection was so good. Interesting building too.

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Thank Irelandfriend
Atlanta, Georgia
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202 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Not sure what the hub-bub is about this place. I found it stuffy, disorganized and kind of dingy. There was a librarian that kept looking at us like we were going to take something - I wasn't about to touch anything - it all looked dusty. Neat in concept but I think they need to take a little more care.

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Los Angeles
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132 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I always like experiences that have a sense of weight to them. I'm speaking of old temples, family restaurants that have been there for years, or castles. This place is an old book store, that literally has piles of books. It feels like 90% of the books are over 100 years old. I grabbed a wonderful "Through the Looking Glass"... More 

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