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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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