Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop, Inverness

There are loads of old churches in Inverness, as with many old towns, and many have been repurposed. This particular old church in, um, Church Street is now Leakey’s second hand bookshop! It’s full from top to bottom with books and maps and pictures and all things paper-based, and it smells all old-booky and papery delicious…

Personally I can browse randomly in there for ages, but I suppose the only problem would be if you were trying to find one specific thing squirrelled away somewhere in all the middle of all those full-to-bursting shelves, as it seems the Dewey Decimal System is definitely not part of the overall mix – now applying that really would be a conundrum! πŸ™‚

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Conundrum


10 thoughts on “Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop, Inverness

    1. This one also used to have a cafe inside as part of the bookshop, but sadly the cafe part is closed now. It also has a huge wood burning stove slap bang in the middle which is usually on in the winter months – and there are comfy sofas upstairs to sit on too πŸ™‚

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  1. I too love that line ‘it smells all old-booky and papery delicious’. These kinds of places are becoming rare and a large one like this would be an adventure to explore. I feel like a traitor with my e-reader.

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    1. Personally I think the enjoyment of reading in any form outweighs the familiar tactile sensory physicality of using the traditional medium – I read both my e-reader AND paper books at different times, depending on my circumstances πŸ™‚

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