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Leakey's Bookshop & Cafe

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Curch Street, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
+44 1463 239947
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 - 17:30All hours
Vegetarian Friendly
Curch Street, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, coffee shop very basic a bit like charity shop but clean and nice service. Love the book shop. Very special place, look forward to go back

Thank iMA8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous spot for booklovers. I didn't know it was a café, too. I was following my tourist map and just came across it.

Thank limesoda9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bookstore has everything: giant fireplace, huge selection of books, and beautiful architecture as it's in an old church. Great place to warm up or get out of the rain, or to simply check out an amazing selection of used books. Be sure to stop...More

Thank bnettmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could have spent days in here. I wish I was able to buy more books but I would have been over my luggage limit. I found a wonderful old print of Edinburgh Castle that I gave my boyfriend for Christmas.

Thank pascal2m
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This bookshop is just unbeliebte. It looks like something out of Harry Potter. I would love to curl up with a blankie and a cup of tea. You walk in and are completely overwhelmed at how huge this is. Thousands of books and only so...More

Thank 1Karsten
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a browse around the shop. It is not cheap, but has a good range of books. The cafe has not been here for a couple of years (I recommend the Sunset Cafe across and up the road a little) which is a pity....More

Thank Susanne L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This old, cramped, two story shop with spiral staircase and balconies is definitely worth a visit just to see it. They sell used books, some of which are very old, and it is fun to browse through them. We bought a few but had to...More

Thank Leevin_soon
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We walked in from the rain, and were mesmerized by this book store! There are piles of books on top of the librarian's desk, and several aisles full of old and new books. There was also a neat stack of old drawings on the first...More

1  Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Before it closed down the cafe here was fabulous. Still worth a visit if you are interested in second hand books, or just to see the fascinating interior of this old warehouse.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Selection is very eclectic, mainly travel books and obscure fiction- not a good place if you're looking for a specific book but if you're just looking for something new (or old), this is a decent place. The building used to be a church.

Thank Lisa F
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10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
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  • Address: Curch Street, Inverness IV1 1EY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 239947
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