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‘George Orwell Now!’  presented by the Orwell Society and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son)
Wednesday 18th May, 7pm

‘Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania’ with Shannon Woodcock
Tuesday 24th May, 7pm

‘How to dismantle the NHS in 10 easy steps’with Dr Youssef El-Gingihy
Wednesday 25th May, 7pm

‘Breathe: Stories from Cuba’
with Leila Segal 
Saturday 28th May, 4pm 

‘That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority’ with Leon Rosselson
Wednesday 1st June, 7pm

Ciaran Walsh reading ‘Red Dagger’
Saturday 4th June, 4pm 

‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’ with Thandisizwe Chimurenga 
Wednesday 8th June, 7pm

‘Refugees on Lesbos: one volunteer's story' with Bev Jackson 
Wednesday 15th June, 7pm

‘Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics’ with Richard Seymour  
Saturday 18th June, 6.30pm

‘Cut Out: Living without Welfare’ and ‘Island Story’ with Jeremy Seabrook and J.D. Taylor
Wednesday 22nd June, 7pm

‘Looking for Trouble’ by Roque Dalton, and presented by John Green and Michal Boncza
Saturday 25th June, 4pm

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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)

Books at Housmans

Housmans Specials

Housmans Bookshop is the main broad-based radical bookshop in London, and is one of the most significant radical bookshops in the country. We stock a huge range of books covering fields such as peace and anti-militarism, the environment, human rights and civil liberties, gender and sexuality, anarchism and socialism.

On this page you will find a few items which are either exclusive to Housmans or hard to find elsewhere. Click to buy online, or give us a call to order over the phone.


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(We aim to send out all orders within two working days, but we are small shop run by part-time staff so sometimes it may take us a little longer.)




LGSM Poster

NEWEST! "Pits and Perverts" benefit concert poster, from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

Original poster from the 1984 "Pits and Perverts" benefit concert at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, now reprinted by LGSM. See larger image here.



Pits & Perverts T-Shirt

NEW! Pits & Perverts T-shirt

Les bians and Gay Men Support the Miners

T-shirt commemorating the 1984 "Pits and Perverts" benefit concert, at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, organised by Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (as featured in the 2014 film Pride)

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LGSM Anniversary Pin

NEW! Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 30th Anniversary Pin


Patterns of Commoning front cover

Patterns of Commoning

Edited by David Bollier & Silke Helfrich

What accounts for the persistence and spread of “commoning,” the irrepressible desire of people to collaborate and share to meet everyday needs? How are the more successful projects governed? And why are so many people embracing the commons as a powerful strategy for building a fair, humane and Earth-respecting social order?In more than fifty original essays, Patterns of Commoning addresses these questions and probes the inner complexities of this timeless social paradigm.    

Football Cronicas

The Football Crónicas

Edited by Jethro Soutar and Tim Girven

The Football Crónicas is a not-for-profit book of football-themed essays from Latin America; the book had its launch at Housmans in June 2014. Subjects include a prison team in Argentina, a transvestite team in Colombia, a kidnapped team in Bolivia; Quechuan women playing in bowler hats in the Peruvian Andes, a Latino immigrant league in New York, and Chilean hooligans on an away trip to Buenos Aires. (Ragpicker Press, 2014). £10.

No Glory

No Glory: The Real History of the First World War

By Neil Faulkner

A new pamphlet by historian Neil Faulkner looks at the real reasons for the outbreak of the First World War. This pamphlet is part of No Glory in War, a national campaign of political, cultural, and educational activities that opposes ‘nationalist’ interpretations of the First World War, and aims to promote international solidarity and peace. (Stop the War Coalition, 2014). £4.

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King's Cross: A Sense of Place

King's Cross: A Sense of Place

Angela Inglis with Nigel Buckner

King's Cross has been home to Housmans Bookshop since 1959. This book celebrates the survival and rebirth of a small corner of historica London, thanks to the vision and tireless campaigning of people who have lived, worked and believed in this area. (Matador). RRP: £19.95. Our price: £10.

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The Uninhabitable City Aidan Andrew Dun Housmans Bookshop

The Uninhabitable City

Aidan Andrew Dun

(Goldmark Uppingham, 2005)

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Salvia Divinorum Aidan Andrew Dun Housmans Bookshop

Salvia Divinorum

Aidan Andrew Dun

(Goldman Uppingham, 2007)

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Vale Royal Aidan Andrew Dun Housmans Bookshop

Vale Royal

Aidan Andrew Dun

(Dark Star 2010)

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Camden Parasites
Daniel Lux
  (Phoenix Press, 2007)


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Secondhand Books

We have frequent book sales, with the stock largely made up of a fluctuating - and also highly eclectic - range of secondhand books. These books cover many of the areas you find in the shop's main stock, but will also often surprise you (they do us sometimes!). Our secondhand sale stock will typically include many hundreds of books at just £1, and sometimes many more at £2 and £3. Obviously, it's difficult for us to answer questions as to exactly which titles we have in stock at any moment (though you can always ask) - but that's yet another excuse for you to visit us for a leisurely and rewarding browse. Housmans is happy to accept donations of secondhand books to help us to raise money to support our work. This is also a helpful way for many (long out of print) classic radical titles to be recycled to other, newer activists who might value them.