Key Books is a new community bookshop, in the heart of the Quay Co-Op but at the outset of the Co-op, back in the 1980s, the bookshop was a central part. It partly funded it but it was also there to provide information, which was very much a political bookshop in the beginning.
It is run by volunteers as a not-for-profit venture, benefitting a range of charitable and cultural ventures we support.
When the book shop re-opened the shelves were stocked by Arthur Leahy’s private book collection. Since then the bookshop expanded as lot of people brought in books and grew the library.