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Dissent Magazine Presents: ‘Donald Trump, Brexit, and the Transatlantic Left’ with Dawn Foster, Peter Mandler, and Pragna Patel, moderated by Natasha Lewis
Wednesday 4th January, 7pm

‘The Autonomous Life?: Paradoxes of Hierarchy and Authority in the Squatters Movement in Amsterdam’ with Nazima Kadir
Wednesday 18th January, 7pm

LOCOMOTRIX EVENT ‘Polyphonic Scars & The 4th Brain’ with Lisa Luxx and Elizabeth Clough
Friday 20th January, 7pm

HAVEN DISTRIBUTION EVENT What Books Do in Prison: A Conversation with Erwin James to Celebrate Haven Distribution’s 20th Anniversary
Thursday 26th of January, 7pm

LEFT BOOK CLUB EVENT ‘A People's History of the Russian Revolution’with Neil Faulkner
Wednesday 8th February, 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.

Shop closures in December/ January
We’ll be closed on the following days – please note there are ‘double’ bank holidays this year as Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on Sundays:

Saturday 24th December – close at 2.30pm
Sunday 25th December – closed
Monday 26th December – closed
Tuesday 27th December – closed
Sunday 1st January – closed
Monday 2nd January - closed

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)

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Housmans has formal links of various sorts with several other bodies, in addition to its comradely connections with large numbers of others.

Peace News

War Resisters

Voices in The
Wilderness UK

Campaign Against
Climate Change

No Sweat

Porcupine Booksellers

Forces Watch

Greece Solidarity

Amnesty International
London Region

Network For Peace

Campaign Against
the Arms Trade

Campaign for
Nuclear Disarmament

Radical Bookshops - Publishers and Comrades

There was once a golden age of radical bookshops when almost every town if not village had it's own outlet for progressive political material. Sadly the depredations of the major book chains have wiped out most independent bookshops over the last twenty years. Those of us who are left need your support to keep going. Some shops are listed below

Alliance of Radical


Zed Books

HeadPress Publishing

Merlin Press

The London Anarchist
Book Fair


Class War Games

Exit Stencil Press

Freedom Bookshop

London Books

Five Leaves

Radical Printshops

Resonance FM

London Perambulator

Whitechapel Society

56a Info Shop
Social Centre

Reel News

Elevator Gallery

Hearing Eye

October Books

News From Nowhere

Coalition of Resistance

Spokesman Books

If you are a radical bookshop and wish to be listed here or any other symbiosis

contact us

Activist Resources

The aim of this website is to promote understanding of and research on civil resistance -which is another term for nonviolent struggle


People and Protest since 1945: a bibliography on nonviolent action compiled by April Carter, Howard Clark and Michael Randle, with updates

Unarmed Resistance: the transnational factor, papers from the international seminar organised at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University in July 2006

For links to periodicals, please visit our periodicals page