Established as a collective of locally managed community bookshops in areas of social disadvantage or rural isolation. The first Books at One opened in Mayo in 2016, followed by the Letterfrack bookshop in 2020, and The Liberties store in 2022. All three locations provide employment, work experience and volunteer opportunities as well as welcoming, comfortable spaces where people of all ages can come together through a shared love of reading.

"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."

Photo of Books at One, Connemara Sarah McDonnell