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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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What a cozy place...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Austin, Texas
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Address: Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1463 239947
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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