In bleak mid-winter what better place to hide out than a cozy, slightly cluttered, used bookstore with a blazing fireplace: Leakey’s is your scene! This is our favorite place to stop in Inverness actually.
Bibliophiles will have already heard of this gem of a bookshop- it is truly epic in scale- at least for Scotland! In fact, its the largest used bookstore in Scotland. Tucked on a side street in center-city Inverness, you’ll find the old church meeting hall turned book lover’s paradise.
You mean to tell me there is a reason to go to Inverness that does not involve Loch Ness and some mysterious creature lurking in its waters? Yes!!
Leakey’s opened in this location in 1994, a former Gaelic church dating to 1793.
The books are loosely organized according to topic and the owner has pretty good grasp of the inventory so just ask if you’re after a particular title. Lots to choose from obviously! Prices are quite reasonable. The ONLY thing that this place lacks is coffee! But nae bother, easily obtained close by, as you see we did in the above pics. We’ll be back Mr. Leakey!
What reads are on your list this year? Please share!
Located on Church Street in Inverness, Scotland. Parking on streets. Check their Facebook page for hours!