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Three Impostors present: ‘Things Near and Far’ by Arthur Machen
Wednesday October 14th, 7pm

‘Injustice: Why social inequality still persists’ with Danny Dorling
Thursday 22nd October, 7pm

Pre-Anarchist Bookfair Special: Datacide present ‘Soundsytem Culture and Resistance’
Friday 23rd October, 7pm

An evening with Nawal El Saadawi
Tuesday 27th October, 7pm

‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
Wednesday 28th October, 7pm

Veterans for Peace Remembrance Day Event
Monday 2nd November, 7pm

Left Book Club present ‘Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth’ with Kevin Ovenden
Wednesday 4th November, 7pm

Salvage #2: Awaiting the Furies
Wednesday 11th November, 7pm

'The Far Right In Europe' with Fred Leplat
Wednesday 18th November, 7pm

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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)


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. ‘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

Left Book Club

Housmans is proud to be a partner of the new Left Book Club, a subscription-based book club, publishing four books a year, which will draw on a wide range of political traditions. This first book published by the LBC is ‘Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth’ by Kevin Ovenden. Kevin will be discussing the book and the […]



£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.