Welcome to Books At One

Books at One is a collective of locally managed community bookshops. We are a social enterprise ,investing profits in fostering a love of reading for learning, pleasure and connection.

Our bookshops act as social and creative hubs, offering a welcoming, comfortable space where people of all ages come together through a shared love of reading.

We offer a wide range of accessible and diverse literature and believe there is a book for everyone regardless of economic , educational or social status.

books at one bookshops located in louisburgh, letterfrack, kildorrery
books at one bookshops located in louisburgh, letterfrack, kildorrery

By working collaboratively with local businesses, schools and voluntary organisations we give local people an opportunity and a reason to shop locally for books.

We operate in areas of social disadvantage or rural isolation , providing employment , work experience and value added volunteering opportunities.

Our first community bookshop was established in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo in 2016, followed by Books At One in Letterfrack, Co. Galway in 2020. Our third community bookshop was launched in August 2022 in Meath Street, The Liberties, Dublin.

Support Books At One by visiting our shops or buying from our online shop.

Books are solitudes in which we meet

Rebecca Solnit

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free

Frederick Douglass

One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world

Malaya Yousafzai

May this book be another crack in the wall that all too often divides us. May we each live a life worth retelling

Oein DeBhairduin