Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, Inverness

4.5
Browse Scotland's largest collection of used books at Leakey's Second-hand 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. See Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop and all Inverness has to offer by arranging your trip with our Inverness trip itinerary planner.
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  • We stumbled on this bookshop when on holiday It is full of fascinating books ranging across all genres. It is also atmospheric with the spiral staircase leading to the gallery. We had to ring to.....  more »
  • Easy to get lost in all the books here. They have a lovely fireplace to keep it warm. There is a section full of old maps. Such a great place.  more »
  • I have regrets about this wonderful shop, firstly that I didn't have 3 days to spend browsing, second that I didn't have enough money to purchase the many books I wanted and thirdly that my excess...  more »
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  • Incredible place. I could have easily spent all day here but I'm not sure my other half or my toddler would have been very pleased! Some beautiful and rare books - it's a wonder how we didn't spend more money! I hope to make this an annual visit.
  • This is such a find! Old fashioned, 1,000,000s of books, well it seemed like that anyway lol... Looks like something from Harry Potter... Very quirky, could spend hours rummaging through all these lovely books... As soon as you walk in, it smells of old books! I love that!
  • A beautiful old bookshop filled with a massive variety of genres and of course a big section on Scotland. The whole place smells gloriously of old books and it was very quiet and peaceful even when busy. There's comfortable seating the staff were polite and helpful when I asked for help locating a book. Prices were good and the condition of their collection was excellent.
  • A rich kingdom of books. Bring some time to navigate through it and find your own treasure. But a fireplace in the middle of a hall full of books? That's brave!
  • Wonderful old bookshop with lots of character, very Harry Potter! Some expensive first editions alongside the ordinary second hand books. Plus old prints for sale. Could've spent hours in here!!!

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