“When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus
Books@One is an Independent Bookshop.
Our passion is Books. We aspire to ignite and nourish Book Love in everyone we reach
(particularly kids and teens).
Books@One is a Social Enterprise.
Any profits go right back into running the shop and projects to encourage literacy and creative writing amongst the Youngsters.
Books@One is a Community Bookshop.
We've a strong desire to increase social inclusion and to play our small part in rural regeneration.
Read all about us...
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Get ready for the inaugural Books@One Book Festival
in Louisburgh starting Thursday August 17th and lasting ALL weekend!
Line up to be confirmed but let's just say, we're very excited... (Hint: Louisburgh is the home of Solar Bones and a certain Pirate Queen)
There'll be lots for kids and young (and not-so-young) adults with all kinds of workshops, story telling, interviews and readings)
What else is going on?
To stay informed, follow us on whichever social media platform floats your pirate ship (links below) or keep your eyes peeled for the next Books@One newsletter dropping into your mail box.
"Drugs affect the chemical makeup of your brain, and like anything that alters your state of mind, can be highly addictive. Are addictions often promoted? Encouraged? Championed even?
Not in our modern society, but here is one blog post that is all about promoting addiction. Why?"
Caroline Healy (Author of The Wolf Mirror, Blood Entwines and A Stitch in Time) blogs about loving books and writing books in her entertaining and enlightening series,
This month's staff pick is "Love in Row 27". Book Shop Manager, Neil Paul, pulled rank for the first selection having gone to the book launch up in Dublin.
"This is a cracking read by journalist and author, Eithne Shortall...a genre I wouldn't normally go for, it has to be said, but it was perfect for my trip to Spain with the family and quite refreshing to pass a book I've enjoyed on to the mother-in-law. That's a first!!!"
Eithne is an Arts Writer for the Sunday Times and has been a fairly regular visitor to the shop; we're looking forward to her next trip to lovely Louisburgh.