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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Great building, great books

The smell of this place is to die for. The building is gorgeous, and when we visited the stove was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interesting, good-sized second hand book store with a nice collection of prints

If you enjoy browsing second hand book stores, this one is attractively laid out with a generous... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.
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Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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All reviews old church book lovers book store love books floor to ceiling wood burning stove could spend hours harry potter books and maps lover's paradise great place to browse church street treasure trove comfy chairs few hours for sale prints
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The smell of this place is to die for. The building is gorgeous, and when we visited the stove was burning. It really felt like home. I haven't mentioned the books yet, but it is entirely possible to spend a very long time and a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

If you enjoy browsing second hand book stores, this one is attractively laid out with a generous supply of reading to browse. Unless you love mooching through books, there may not be other reasons to visit except that I was particularly surprised by the collections...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Sadly, I could add little more to my luggage until my return to Edinburgh. But there was a plethora of books on two levels stacked quite high. Thankfully the mystery/thriller section was to the left of the entrance so I did not have to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This was a must stop for my wife. The shop is in an old church. There are two levels with books and prints. It's definitely worth a stop for book lovers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Looks fabulous and gives the impression of being well laid out. However the reason we don’t give it five stars is it was not easy to find books in a given section. Great if you want to just browse not good if you are looking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 918theb
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We stumbled into this bookstore whist walking around Inverness and wow. It is a bit overwhelming, and you must slow down and take your time to browse. The stacks and stacks of books must contain some gems, if you are willing to look. Be sure...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Utterly enchanting second hand book shop with thousands of wonderful titles, and yes they do take cards! Make sure you check you've got room in your case before you spend a blissful hour in Leakey's!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joanne D
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This shop is a book-lovers dream! I was surprised upon entering by the sheer amount of books on offer. While browsing, I found quite a nice selection, ranging from beloved classics, recent amazon bestsellers and many titles I was unfamiliar with. If time had permitted,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Scoring can be challenging :) interesting bookstore, variety, not a lot of subjects and think fiction seemed overwhelming. Prints are nice but wished there was more books - local used bookstores in my area have a bigger selection at cheaper prices. Honestly the setting and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank desertmidwife
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I won't lie: a large part of coming to Inverness was solely because I wanted to visit this legendary bookstore, and it didn't disappoint. Inside of an old church painted in jewel-tones, this bookshop features a wood burning stove (!!) in the middle, two floors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from mtennant23 | Reviewed this property |
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Svetlana M
September 12, 2017|
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
Rhonda B
July 23, 2017|
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