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Leakey's Bookshop and Café, Inverness

(4.4/5 based on 130+ 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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  • 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 »
  • We spent a few hours in here whilst it was snowing outside. The blazing log fire is an incredible source of heat and adds something very special to the experience searching through the tens of thousan...  more »
  • When my wife told me during our visit to Inverness that she wanted to visit a bookshop I wasn't terribly enthused. When we actually entered the place I found it to be quite enjoyable. It's a former ch...  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