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‘Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins’ with Paul Rogers 
Wednesday 5th October, 7pm

‘Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State’ with Martin Plaut
Wednesday 12th October, 7pm

‘Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain’ with Kate Harrad
Wednesday 19th October, 7pm

‘Kaleidoscope’ with Laura Taylor. Supported by Joy France
Saturday 22nd October, 6.30pm

‘The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists’ with Richard Parry
Friday 28th October, 7pm

‘China and the New Maoists’ with Kerry Brown
Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm

‘No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance’ with Natasha King
Wednesday 9th November, 7pm

‘The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work’ with David Frayne
Wednesday 16th November, 7pm

‘Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right’ with Hsiao-Hung Pai 
Wednesday 30th November, 7pm

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Housmans are proud to offer a 10% discount on purchases made in-store on production of a student or trade union card.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6.30pm
Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

Housmans is closed on public holidays.

We're only two minutes' walk from all the Kings Cross and St Pancras rail and underground stations (see Contact/Find Us page for map and directions)


Housmans is London's premier radical bookshop

We are a not-for-profit bookshop, specialising in books, zines, and periodicals of radical interest and progressive politics. We stock the largest range of radical newsletters, newspapers and magazines of any shop in Britain.

Ordering books from Housmans online

Use the button on the right to go straight to our online bookshop - the ethical alternative to Amazon, with over 500,000 titles - or click on one of the buttons below, which relate directly to the stock we hold in the shop.

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Helps you browse some of our key areas of interest, showing a selection of the books we have in-store or which are available online.
Features a selection of hard-to-find titles that you can order online directly from us, but are not available from the online shop.

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Housmans gift vouchers now available.
Denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5.
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Housmans Top 10

10. Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future - Paul Mason
9. Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth - Kevin Ovenden
8. The Establishment: And how they get away with it - Owen Jones
7. A Very British Coup - Chris Mullin 
6.Here We Stand : Women Changing the World - (eds) Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones 
5. Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History - David Rosenberg
4. The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy - Yanis Varoufakis 
3. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work - Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams 
< 2. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate - Naomi Klein
Shared first place!
1. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
Communist Manifesto - Marx & Engels
Housmans Peace Diary

Latest Blog Post

The ‘Locomotrix’: Showcasing Poetry and Experimental Literature at Housmans

Housmans promotes the work of authors and organisations whose ideas and messages are in-keeping with the shop’s progressive and pacifist ethos. One of the central ways in which we do this is via our evening events at the shop. This month we are very excited to announce the launch of The Locomotrix –a new regular […]



£1 Book Basement

Deep down in the Housmans basement we have a vast, diverse, and ever-changing selection of second-hand books at the truly bargain price of £1.

There are lots of great titles, primarily politics and fiction, but also a lot more besides. There's always new stock coming in, so do drop in regularly to get the best of the bunch.

Please donate your old books

Please support one of Britain’s last radical bookshops by donating your books to Housmans. Not only will you be keeping your books alive and in circulation, but also helping to support the shop.
Cash will be paid for uncommon and unusual titles, and we shall endeavour to collect from anywhere in the country.

Please contact Nik on 020 7837 4473 or at for more information.Thank you for your support.