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.
Booklists at Housmans Housmans Specials
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Housmans Top 5
1. ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate' by Naomi Klein (Allen Lane, 2014) – £8.99
2. ‘We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fourth Estate, 2014) - £5.00
3. ‘The Establishment' by Owen Jones (Penguin, 2014) – £8.99
4. ‘Communist Manfiest' by Marx and Engles (Penguin Classic, 2015) – £0.80
5. ‘NHS for Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception' by Jacky Davis, John Lister, David Wrigley (Merlin Press, 2015) – £10.95
Latest Blog Post
The Dialectics of Liberation – 1967 and 2015
In July 1967 Housmans had a book stall the Dialectics of Liberation Congress – a gathering at the Roundhouse of radical intellectuals, psychiatrists and revolutionaries lecturing and debating on a diverse range of leftist issues including the future of capitalism, state violence and dissent, racism, revolution and liberation, and the emerging forms of environmentalism, green issues and […]
London’s Burning: a celebration of radical London, past and present
1st July - 5th August
For this year’s London’s Burning season we’ve a wonderful line up of speakers, looking at subjects from gentrification, lost voices of asylum seekers, the mayorship, London at night, and a tour of the breadth of London’s rebellious past. There will also be a special event celebrating Housmans name-sake, Laurence Housman, on his 150th birthday. Full details on our in-store events page http://www.housmans.com/events.php
£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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Thank you for your support.