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‘Your Silence Will Not Protect You. Celebrating Audre Lorde’
Wednesday 21st February, 7pm
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LOCOMOTRIX EVENT
'The Fountain in the Forest and the French Republican Calendar' 
with Tony White and Dr Sanja Perovic

Thursday 22nd February, 7pm
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Left Book Club present: ‘A Party with Socialists in It: A History of the Labour Left’ with Simon Hannah
Saturday 24th February, 7pm
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‘Taking Back The Debate: Left Wing Approaches to Fighting Antisemitism’ Speakers: Aviah Day, Keziah Berelson and Annie Cohen. Chaired by Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi
Wednesday 28th February, 7pm
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‘The End of Policing’ with Alex S. Vitale
Wednesday 14th March, 7pm
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The Water-Watcher with Nancy Charley
Friday 16th March, 7pm
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‘In Our Hands: Changing the Way we See the Homeless’ with Papakow Baiden
Wednesday 28th March, 7pm
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‘Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW’ with Peter Cole
Saturday 31st March, 7pm
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Union Discounts

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)



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