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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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Unique vintage shop

You walk in and feel like you are going back in time. It was an interesting place full to the brim... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elksmommy
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Frisco, Texas
Better than most libraries

I'd heard good things about this bookshop from the NC 500 guide I'd bought, so decided to check it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kasia_Kim
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (24 reviews)
“book lovers” (19 reviews)
“book store” (17 reviews)
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Church St | Greyfriars Hall, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
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+44 1463 239947
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"book store"
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"love books"
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"floor to ceiling"
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"wood burning stove"
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"could spend hours"
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"harry potter"
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"antique books"
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"lover's paradise"
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"great place to browse"
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"treasure trove"
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"comfy chairs"
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"few hours"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You walk in and feel like you are going back in time. It was an interesting place full to the brim of old books and maps. What I did not like was how unorganized everything was. It was difficult to know where to look for...More

1  Thank Elksmommy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard good things about this bookshop from the NC 500 guide I'd bought, so decided to check it out. Three words: oh. my. gosh. The entirety of this former church has been converted into a bookshop! As some people have said, it is a...More

Thank Kasia_Kim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment you walk in the shop you smell the wonderful scent of books. Every inch of the place is covered in books. The sales desk is even stacked with hundreds of books. Our daughter bought a few and the prices were very fare. It...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place for booklovers: tons of old books in an old church. Every nook and cranny is filled with them, and the owner sits centrally in the middle of his empire. Could figure immediately in a fantastic film setting. High Potter level....More

1  Thank RickKessel_Lo
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Heard about this from some friends and it was well worth seeing. Enjoyed browing and wasn't expecting to buy anything but suddenly found some antique map prints which were perfect gifts, so ended up coming out with those - expertly packed up for me too.

Thank chipchap42
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

What an amazing store. Books everywhere. I was overwhelmed but appreciated the concept and idea. I bought a few picture books for my nephew and niece.

Thank Bonnie J
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This was a very cool experience. On my first trip to Inverness it had closed and I missed the opportunity to do anything other than look through the window and drool. This time I made a point to make sure I was there with enough...More

2  Thank jessica s
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Huge friendly second-hand bookshop, with a very wide range of books It fills an old church, and in winter it's heated by a huge wood stove in the centre. Must be among the best second-hand bookshops in the UK. I go here every time I'm...More

Thank maproom
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Literally spent two hours there and could have stayed even longer had we not been A) starving and B) was a bit nippy inside the store but still totally worth it! Old books, new books, antique prints, maps...you name it....this store had everything and more!...More

1  Thank Charlotte M
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Unique bookstotre! Tons of old books as well as prints. You could spend hours browsing through the bookstore. I wish I could have spent more time there.

Thank Jennifer L
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marerose70
10 April 2018|
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Response from mtennant23 | Reviewed this property |
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Svetlana M
13 September 2017|
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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
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Rhonda B
24 July 2017|
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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
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