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

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Amazing place to get completely lost in

Gorgeous 2nd Hand Book Store with tons of great books and - more importantly ;-) - comfy chairs to start reading them. But we were sad to see that apparently this had at one point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Gorgeous 2nd Hand Book Store with tons of great books and - more importantly ;-) - comfy chairs to start reading them. But we were sad to see that apparently this had at one point been a café but was not anymore? Such a shame- a latte while reading my first edition 1960's Agatha Christie would've made the whole thing... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Whether you're old, young, or have 3 children in tow, you need to go here! There are thousands of fascinating books so old you wouldn't believe, there are also some newer ones on the shelves that have been donated I assume. Maps, Dictionaries, Travel guides, Fiction/non-fiction, Poetry, Children's books .... they have everything.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For the under 20s, this place will be something the future will write about and you will wish you knew what it was about. For those who know what a book is, just go there. Take your kids there and teach them the arcane pleasure of what a book actually is. It is a wonderland. Just the visual assault as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I shudder to think what a used bookstore will look like in the future of digital readers and that makes Leakey's special. I have no idea how many books are in that place. I somehow always find myself in the WW2 history section. In my group there was a young man working on a Doctoral degree at St. Andrews University... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Admitidly I am a huge book lover so my reaction may seem extreme but when I walked through that door I couldn't breath and tears came to my eyes. To me Leakey's is beautiful and a place of complete escape. You can find almost anything in the shelves if you take them time to look. The wee coffee shop is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Scotland has a lot of book shops specializing in vintage. Many of the one's we visited in Edinburgh are small and quirky but Leakey's in Inverness is something else. It's a two-story shop with a cafe that features almost as many vintage prints as it does books. I considered buying a Japanese print but it would have been too big... More 

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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