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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

‘The End of Policing’ with Alex S. Vitale

Sheroes of Literature Talk Series
‘Mary Shelley and Frankenstein'

with Lauren Davis
Thursday 15 March, 7pm

The Water-Watcher with Nancy Charley
Friday 16th March, 7pm

‘In Our Hands: Changing the Way we See the Homeless’ with Papakow Baiden
Wednesday 28th March, 7pm

‘Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW’ with Peter Cole
Saturday 31st March, 7pm

'Tottenham's Trojan Horse?
A Tale of Stadium-led Regeneration in North London'
with Dr Mark Panton
Wednesday 4th April, 7pm

'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions'
with Johann Hari
Wednesday 11th April, 7pm

‘The Book of Riga’
with Svens Kuzmins and Dace Ruksane

Friday 13th April, 7pm

'Anarchist Accounting'
with Anders Sandström
Wednesday 18th April, 7pm

'Poetry: Community and Self-Care'
with Ari Haque
Thursday 19th April, 7pm

'Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House'
with Mike Wendling

Thursday 26th April, 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

The best way to order from us remotely is to give us a call on 020 737 4473, or send an email to shop[at] This way you are directly supporting the shop.

Alternatively we do have an affiliated online bookshop - if you select Housmans as your favourite store on Hive, we receive a small percentage of the sale. Please note the stock listed on Hive is not the same as the stock we hold in the shop.

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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 Gift Vouchers

Housmans gift vouchers now available.
Denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5.
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Latest Blog Post

Police Spies Out of Lives Postcards

No one deserves to be spied on! We all have a right to campaign for change without fear of state abuse. Police Spies Out Of Lives is a campaigning support group working to end the sexual and psychological abuse of campaigners and others by undercover police. Police Spies Out Of Lives support people deceived into […]



£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.