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Leakey's Bookshop and Café, Inverness

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Browse Scotland's largest collection of used books at Leakey's Bookshop and Café. 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 and Café a centerpiece of your Inverness vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Inverness trip itinerary maker.
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  • In an old church setting, find your every interest met in maps and books from old to newer. An absolute treasure - I could have spent days in here. Came away with books recommended to me on Scottish h...  read more »
  • This is one of my favorite places in Inverness. I love the used books and the building. What surprised me are all of the old maps and original prints. I could spend hours here, but if you only have a ...  read more »
  • Step into this used bookstore and you may wonder if it inspired the wandmaker's shop in the Harry Potter novels. Set in an old church, the upper stacks can only be reached via an old spiral staircase....  read more »
  • 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.
  • A must-see in Inverness, especially if you are a truly book love. Absolutely amazing place!
  • An old church, that is now a bookshop. Lost myself here one early afternoon. Browse into the void.
  • It's a lovely cafe and has lots of interesting books to browse fir shopping before or after coffee. Staff are lovely.
  • Just is good so it is.
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