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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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When I walked in I thought I was in heaven!

Sadly, I could add little more to my luggage until my return to Edinburgh. But there was a plethora... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asheville, North Carolina
Must stop for book lovers.

This was a must stop for my wife. The shop is in an old church. There are two levels with books and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loveland, Ohio
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.
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Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, I could add little more to my luggage until my return to Edinburgh. But there was a plethora of books on two levels stacked quite high. Thankfully the mystery/thriller section was to the left of the entrance so I did not have to go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a must stop for my wife. The shop is in an old church. There are two levels with books and prints. It's definitely worth a stop for book lovers.

Thank JerCable
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks fabulous and gives the impression of being well laid out. However the reason we don’t give it five stars is it was not easy to find books in a given section. Great if you want to just browse not good if you are looking...More

Thank 918theb
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We stumbled into this bookstore whist walking around Inverness and wow. It is a bit overwhelming, and you must slow down and take your time to browse. The stacks and stacks of books must contain some gems, if you are willing to look. Be sure...More

Thank DiverLuv2travel
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Utterly enchanting second hand book shop with thousands of wonderful titles, and yes they do take cards! Make sure you check you've got room in your case before you spend a blissful hour in Leakey's!

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This shop is a book-lovers dream! I was surprised upon entering by the sheer amount of books on offer. While browsing, I found quite a nice selection, ranging from beloved classics, recent amazon bestsellers and many titles I was unfamiliar with. If time had permitted,...More

Thank Mica R
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Scoring can be challenging :) interesting bookstore, variety, not a lot of subjects and think fiction seemed overwhelming. Prints are nice but wished there was more books - local used bookstores in my area have a bigger selection at cheaper prices. Honestly the setting and...More

Thank desertmidwife
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I won't lie: a large part of coming to Inverness was solely because I wanted to visit this legendary bookstore, and it didn't disappoint. Inside of an old church painted in jewel-tones, this bookshop features a wood burning stove (!!) in the middle, two floors...More

Thank TrotFox
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this on our recent visit to Inverness. I used TripAdvisor to check where it was. It doesn't disappoint - So many books inside - So many categories to choose from. You could easily spends few hours inside. Lots of comfy chairs to...More

Thank evesamcam
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Leaky's is well worth a visit in Inverness. As a used book store it's pretty standard fare, but the building itself and the interior design is really unique and fun. You could spend 10 minutes just getting a look at the place or a couple...More

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Response from mtennant23 | Reviewed this property |
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Svetlana M
13 September 2017|
Response from NicholasARRoberts | Reviewed this property |
I can only suggest you try contact them directly by phone or email. I cannot (living over 8000 miles away) tell you if they have it in stock. I am sure that if they have it or can get it for you they will. I cannot stress... More
Rhonda B
24 July 2017|
Response from NicholasARRoberts | Reviewed this property |
Rhonda, I've personally no idea if Leakey's has it. My best guess is to contact them via e-mail or phone (try +44 1463 239947 on the phone). Given my (rather short) experience I'm sure you'll get a quick answer from them. I... More