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‘Liberty's Fire - bringing history alive for the next generation’ with Catherine Johnson and Lydia Syson
Wednesday 20th May, 7pm
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‘In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre’ with Lara Pawson, John Game, Joana Ramiro, and Gika Tetembwa 
Wednesday 27th May, 7pm
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‘The Racket:  A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe’ with Matt Kennard
Wednesday 3rd June, 7pm
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‘Here We Stand : Women Changing the World’ with Helena Earnshaw, Angharad Penrhyn Jones, Shauneen Lambe and Helen Steel
Wednesday 10th June, 7pm
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‘Getting By: Estates, class and culture in austerity Britain’ with Lisa Mckenzie
Wednesday 17th June, 7pm
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‘Considering Gramsci’ with Andrew Pearmain and Derek Boothman 
Friday 19th June, 7pm
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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)



ABOUT HOUSMANS

Housmans is London's premier radical bookshop - it's one of the last remaining such shops, as well as having been one of the first (originally opening in 1945). Based at Kings Cross, on the edge of Central London - alongside one of the capital's best-served public transport interchanges - it is easily accessible from most areas of London, as well as from many parts of Britain and the rest of the world.

It sells a wide range of radical literature - books, pamphlets and magazines - dealing with the full spectrum of campaigning issues, as well as stocking stationery and cards. Its variety of political magazines, newsletters and journals - with over 200 titles - is unmatched anywhere in the country. It also has t-shirts, badges and other campaigning paraphernalia, and hosts regular in-shop events. The shop also plays an active role within its local community.

Housmans Bookshop continues to see its role as it has since its foundation. Whilst acknowledging its roots in the peace movement - and, specifically, in the radical pacifist end of the movement - it aims to be a broad-based, non-sectarian shop, encouraging the dissemination of a wide range of progressive and alternative ideas. As the shop's founders recognised, opposing injustice and oppression and the degradation of our planet are prerequisites of a more peaceful society.

Further reading:

The Story of Housmans
Laurence Housman
History of the Peace Diary