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Leakey's Bookshop and Café, Inverness
(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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  • I stopped in on a rainy morning and found a cozy fire and and an inviting store. I spent over an hour browsing and contemplated buying more luggage for my journey home so that I could buy all of the t...  more »
  • Marvelous place, in an old building, completely covered with books. It has a fireplace. I could spend hours there. 
  • Leakey's in Inverness is a huge secondhand bookshop in an old chapel in Inverness. There are books everywhere, over two levels, so it would be entirely possible to spend an entire day browsing through...  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