Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop

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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Scotland's largest collection of old, rare and second-hand books and maps.
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Anna
London, UK32 contributions
Nov 2022
If you are a book lover, then Leakey's has to be an item on your to do list whenever you find yourself in the neighbourhood. It's a large second hand bookshop that also sells beautiful prints. There is also a fireplace so it's a lovely place to escape the cold in the winter time. You can spend quite some time roaming and browsing every floor.
Written 22 November 2022
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Craig, CO24 contributions
Sep 2022
I had been looking forward to visiting Leakey's Book shop from the time I started planning our vacation and it did not disappoint. This is a place that deserves a bit of time. I did not get the amount of time I would like to have had. The service I got there was very helpful and professional. I would very much like to go back.
Written 16 November 2022
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Kevin G
Princeton, NJ73 contributions
Oct 2022
One of the highlights of a recent visit to Inverness was visiting, browsing and purchasing some books at Leakey's. It's such a unique delight for book lovers and highly recommended for an hour or more to look around for a used book or two you may not find elsewhere.
Written 4 November 2022
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kristandelmarty
14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This bookshop is so unique with a great vibe. So many used booked to peruse over two floors. Based in an old church with a wood burning fireplace in the middle. Feels like you’ve stepped into a movie set.
Written 26 October 2022
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Nikkimann77
7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
What’s great wee place, so glad I went in. Son got 2 books but you could spend hours in there browsing through all the books.
Written 13 October 2022
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AedDubh
Arlington, VA60 contributions
Aug 2022
This is an enormous and spacious used bookshop in the heart of Inverness. It's housed in a repurposed church, which is suitable for a place that is basically a temple to reading. The lovely scent of old books pervades the place. There is something for every taste in here. They ship internationally, so there is no reason to worry about baggage weight, either...
Written 10 October 2022
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BBBBTravel
Lehigh Valley, PA1,419 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We enjoyed wandering about. Surprised there weren’t more rare books but it was still fun to look around. Nice place to spend time.
Written 5 October 2022
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AndrewStenson
Harrogate, UK3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Like stepping into the hogwarts library, this amazing book shop is truly magical. 🧙‍♂️

A vast collection of classic novels mixed in with an array of new aspiring authors and some rare first editions this is a must visit for anyone who can read and will inspire even the hardest none reader too. 📚

The gentleman behind the desk had amazing knowledge of the stock and can be relied on for advice and guidance. 👌

As a harsh critic of most book shops I am delighted to give Leakey's my first ever 5 star books shop review and its well worthy of it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Highly recommend a visit 👌
Written 5 September 2022
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Mark S
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
If you have several hours to kill in Inverness you could do worse than visit here. It's a treasure trove of second hand books and prints, but hard to find the jewels, and when you do, the prices are well above bargain level.
Written 15 August 2022
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Stephanie O
Tallahassee, FL43 contributions
Jul 2022
My son has a list of classic books that he's determined to purchase in shop. Leakey's had several of his hard to find items at great prices. The owner was on-site and was amazing. He knew all the books my son was looking for (even the most obscure), and he knew off-hand whether or not they were in the shop. I'd highly recommend this shop for true book lovers.
Written 4 August 2022
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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