1 EAGLETON NOTES: Leakey's Bookshop and Café, Inverness

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Leakey's Bookshop and Café, Inverness

One of my favourite places for a drink and something to eat is Leakey's.  It is not only convivial and friendly with good coffee and food but is also a wonderful place to browse:





19 comments:

  1. Wow! I wish we had a Leakey's here, I'd have to find some time to linger there awhile, all alone :)

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  2. eeeeeeeeek LOL

    I was going to ask...browse what?? Until I saw the second pic and nearly squealed!!!!

    What a fabulous place. Coffee and literature. What a combo!!

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  3. GB Shame on you for not telling me about the 'gem' when I spent a day there!!

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  4. nothing is cooler for me than
    food, books and coffee - I love
    the set up at Leakeys.

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  5. also love the logs and the overall
    amount of wood.

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  6. Oh my, that a real bookstore! I think I might even forget about the coffee. Well, maybe!

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  7. It is a great place and I'm truly sorry, Viv, but I forgot all about it until I was there with CJ. I used to spend lots of time in Inverness but although I pass through a lot now I rarely stay there.

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  8. Looks like a good place worth a stop even if you're just passing through! :)

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  9. If one is just passing through the problem is parking. It's quite a way from where I usually park and getting any closer is a matter of luck. A bookshop also absorbs time!

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  10. What a wonderful place and so many books. I could spend a long time in there.

    That figure of 100,000 has got me wondering how many books would be in a library or a first-hand bookshop.

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  11. If I lived in Inverness, I'd probably be a regular there.

    Helen: the library I used to work at for six years had (back then) roughly 200.000 media units (books, CDs, magazines...). For a town of only about 85.000 inhabitants, that is quite a good number.

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  12. If I lived in Inverness, I'd probably be a regular there.

    Helen: the library I used to work at for six years had (back then) roughly 200.000 media units (books, CDs, magazines...). For a town of only about 85.000 inhabitants, that is quite a good number.

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  13. If I lived in Inverness, I'd probably be a regular there.

    Helen: the library I used to work at for six years had (back then) roughly 200.000 media units (books, CDs, magazines...). For a town of only about 85.000 inhabitants, that is quite a good number.

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  14. What a great place. Thanks for a wonderful photograph.

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  15. Wow! Fascinating history surrounding that spot! Did they take the soldiers out & shoot them because they were the enemy, or because they were sick & wounded? I'll go back & read it again. :)

    Oh yes, I could spend a great deal of time in there!

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  16. Hello Sunshine. It's a pleasure. Good of you to drop by.

    Lisa. I'm afraid they took them out and shot them because they were the enemy. War was war.

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  17. It really is a wonderful bookshop. We spent a good couple of hours in there when we were in Inverness last year and we hardly scratched the surface -- we didn't even make it upstairs which meant we didn't get coffee.

    It really is a shop designed to make you browse though. While the books are grouped into sections, within a section there is almost no ordering. For example, within fiction the books aren't even arranged alphabetically be author!

    We did buy quite a few books though -- my favourite was a copy of the Warren Commissions report into the assassination of JFK. It's a hard read but I'll get through it eventually!

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  18. Jaz is so right - I can see us spending a loooong time in a place like that.
    I might be a technophile, but that would still be my idea of time well spent - discovering new books and running my hand lovingly, reliving the many i have already read and loved.
    and coffee too!!!

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