Leakey’s is an enormous second hand bookshop and cafe in Inverness. Chock-a-block full of really old, kinda old and not-at-all old books and prints and maps and photographs, it’s a perfect place to spend an afternoon browsing and reading and buying in between big bowls of soup, coffees and lovely traybake cakes.
If you’re coming to Inverness, I reckon Leakey’s should be at the top of your “To See” list.
I love Leakey’s, one of the best places to visit in Inverness!
I go to Inverness a lot for work and Leakey’s is a great haven and I try to drop in for solace on every visit. Thanks for a reminder of this great space.
Okay, I’m packing my bags and moving in! It’s got everything — a restaurant, a fireplace and so many books! Ahhhh.
That looks amazing! Planning a trip to Inverness at the end of the month, so will definitely pay a visit.
It looks lovely. Will have to plan a trip up North just to visit.
How lovely to be reminded by such lovely photography of a great place to while away a rainy day. Thanks for sharing!
My Uncle was a rare book dealer and his bookstore looked exactly like this one! He probably visited this store at some point in his life.
this place looks great-i could spend hours there. thanks goodness there are some bookshops that have still survived
Hi Wendy! Every time we’re in the Highlands, we visit Leakey’s for a browse and a bowl of soup or coffee and something homebaked and delicious. It truly is a little oasis in the middle of Inverness and we love it! 🙂 Hope your 2013 has started well. Greetings from Dubai / Jess
I’ve never been to Inverness, but if I ever do, visiting Leakeys is surety.
My idea of heaven – I’ve never been to Inverness but feel a trip coming on!
Sounds like my perfect place!
looks lovely…beautiful photos! makes me wish I was there right now…(:
Looks like Heaven…is it possible to pay a little rent and just hunker down in a corner with a good book and spend the rest of your life there?…My bags are packed and I’m ready to go…be encouraged!
Ditto all the.comments about moving in! I was in inverness for 3 nights and came to Leakeys twice! One visit.involved meeting a French-speaking mother and son, and both involved tea and a cake. Ahh, to be their stray cat… 🙂
Wow that shop looks amazing – almost good enough to put inverness on our itinerary for our next trip. I now have desk envy!
Very cool! Always nice to leaf through a treasure-trove of old-school books!
Christ – place looks amazing!
It looks amazing. Lovely to see there are still some of these beautiful books shops still around.
looks absolutely fantastic!! i’ve been to inverness, many years ago, it must have been in the mid 1990ies, not sure this place was around then? on the other hand i wasn’t the person i am today and would probably not have appreciated it as wholeheratedly as i surely do today.
Wow what gorgeous photos!!! I need to go to this place, looks fabulous.