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Leakey's Bookshop, Inverness

(4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Browse Scotland's largest collection of used books at Leakey's Bookshop. Located in an old Gaelic church, the bookstore holds over 100,000 titles in its general stock, including old and rare copies, as well as maps. Take a break from reading and check out the exhibits of local art also on display. Step inside to enjoy the homey atmosphere, complete with a wood fire, and sit down at the bistro-style cafe for a delicious home-cooked meal or a cup of tea. Make Leakey's Bookshop a centerpiece of your Inverness vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Inverness trip itinerary maker.
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  • This was my second time visiting this charming bookshop. It's such an interesting spot with so much to see! Everyone that works there is friendly and helpful. I miss the cafe, but I still love this sp...  more »
  • If you love books this had to be a priority stop off for your visit to Inverness. Set in an old church the shelves are stacked floor to ceiling of second hand books of all genres. Warmed by a log burn...  more »
  • Even though it's a bit cold in here (in spite of the wood fire), the books are a bit haphazardly arranged, and prices are quite on the expensive side for what are second-hand books, this place is a tr...  more »
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  • The most adorable little bookstore I've ever been in!!! It is stuffed to the brim with books, some even stacked on the floor, which gives it a very C.S. Lewis feel. Lots of old and beautifully bound books, which I've never really seen in a used bookstore before. Staff friendly and helpful.
  • This place is amazing. If you like books you need to go. Make sure you have lots of time as shelves are organised by category/general topic so you need time to browse.
  • Brilliant place to browse for second hand books and maps
  • Well they do have a lot of old books. Quit amazing
  • Large bookshop, with a strange centerpiece ! Worth a visit