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London's Burning: a season exploring the capital's radical past, present and future
23rd July - 20th August 2014

THE THREE IMPOSTERS PRESENT ‘Machen’s London Adventure’ with Robert Kingham
Wednesday 23rd July, 7pm

‘London Irish Fictions’ with John Healy and Tony Murray
Wednesday 30th July, 7pm

‘Resisting the First World War in Camden and Islington’ with Ben Copsey
Wednesday 13th August,7pm

'Spark in the Dark’ with John Constable
Wednesday 20th August,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.

Housmans Top 5

1. ‘No Glory: The Real History of the First World War’ by Neil Faulkner (Stop the War Coalition, 2014) – £4

2. ‘Against Austerity: How We Can Fix the Crisis They Made’ by Richard Seymour (Pluto Press, 2014) – £12.99

3. ‘Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police’ by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis (Faber & Faber, 2013) – £12.99

4. ‘To End All Wars: A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War’ by Adam Hochschild (Pan Macmillan, 2012) – £9.99

5. ‘Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain’ by Imogen Tyler (Zed Books, 2013) – RRP: £16.99, Housmans price: £12.99

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Bestsellers July 2014

Our current bestsellers in slightly blurry camera phone action!

1. ‘No Glory: The Real History of the First World War’ by Neil Faulkner (Stop the War Coalition, 2014) – £4
2. ‘On Anarchism’  by Noam Chomsky (Penguin, 2013) – £6.00
3. ‘The Football Cronicas’  Edited by Jethro Soutar and Tim Girven (Ragpicker Press, 2014) – £10
4.  ‘The Enemy [...]


Peace News Summer Camp 2014

Join Peter Tatchell, Paul Rogers, Aneaka Kellay, and activists from across Europe to mark the centenary of the First World War - and to declare peace on the 100th anniversary of the day that Britain declared war on Germany.

Sessions include: Eyewitness Afghanistan / The Arms Trade and the First World War / Life After Capitalism / Chomsky's Politics / Make Cake, Not War / Why we don't need Sizewell / Making Nonviolent Revolution / Policing the Police / Mobilising to stop NATO! / Peace Studies at 40 / Women Resisting WW1 / Nonviolent Direct Action / Celebrating Elinor Ostrom

A family-friendly and renewably-powered event, this year’s Camp will run from 31 July – 4 August, in the beautiful grounds of Peakhill Farm in sunny Suffolk. To find out more and to book your place, visit:


Housmans Peace Diary 2015

Every year we publish the world-renowned Housmans Peace Diary. Te forthcoming 62nd edition will be available from October 1st 2014. As well as the diary and peace directory, the 2105 edition looks at the origins of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915, as women campaigned against the First World War, and at women's peace campaigning in the century since.

£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.