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‘Stalin Ate My Homework’ with Alexei Sayle
Wednesday 9th April, 7pm

‘Masters of the Airwaves: The Rise & Rise of Underground Radio’ with Dave VJ and Lindsay Wesker
Wednesday 16th April, 7pm

BOB CROW MEMORIAL EVENT ‘Plundering London Underground’ with Janine Booth, and Peter Pinkney
Wednesday 23rd April, 7pm

Hysteria –a feminist periodical, new issue launch with Minna Salami aka MsAfropolitan + more tbc
Saturday 26th April, 6.30pm

‘Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War to End Apartheid’ with Alan Wieder
Wednesday 30th April, 7pm

‘Eco-Anarchism in the 1970s: London’s Street Farm collective’ with Stephen E. Hunt
Wednesday 14th May, 7pm

‘Against Austerity: How We Can Fix the Crisis They Made’ with Richard Seymour
Wednesday 21st May, 7pm

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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. Undercover: The True Story Of Britain's Secret Police - Paul Lewis and Rob Evan
2. NHS S.O.S.: How The Nhs Was Betrayed - And How We Can Save It - Jacky Davis & Raymond Tallis
3. Scattered Sand: The Story Of China's Rural Migrants - Hsiao-Hung Pai
4. A People's History of London - Lindsey German & John Rees
5. Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class - Owen Jones

Latest Blog Post

Shortlisted books for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2014

Nik Gorecki of Housmans Bookshop, and trustee of the Bread and Roses award writes…
The Bread and Roses is a book prize unlike any other: presented by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, and without the backing of corporate sponsors, we started the award to help draw attention to the many excellent political non-fiction titles published each [...]



Agit Disco: a benefit shindig for Housmans

We’d like to invite you to come along to a special fundraising DJ shindig, being put on by Housmans alongside the good people involved with the Agit Disco book (Mute Books 2011). We’ll be taking over both floors of local eco-music venue Surya, and filling it with guest selectors who featured in the Agit Disco book.

The music policy on both floors will be nothing but the best politically-charged tunes ever recorded! Selectors on the night include: Sian Addicott, Martin Dixon, John Eden, Marc Garrett, Nik Górecki, Caroline Heron, Stewart Home, Paul Jamrozy, Micheline Mason, Tracey Moberly, Luca Paci, Simon Poulter, Howard Slater, Andy T, Neil Transpontine, Tom Vague.

More info and tickets here:


Housmans Peace Diary 2014

Every year we publish the world-renowned Housmans Peace Diary. This 61st edition is now available. This year's special feature looks at the 100th anniversary of the First World War... but from a rather different perspective than that of the official commemorations.To place and order, and for more information please visit

£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.