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‘The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane’ with Andrea Needham
Wednesday 10th February, 7pm

‘The Influencing Machinewith Mike Jay
Tuesday 16th Febuary, 7.00pm

KEY CONCEPTS SERIES: ‘Postanarchism’ with Saul Newman
Wednesday 17th February, 7pm

LGBT HISTORY MONTH BOOK LAUNCHES : ‘Consequences’ with Elizabeth J. Lister and‘Kissyface’ with Elsa Wallace 
Thursday 25th February, 7pm

LEFT BOOK CLUB PRESENTS  ‘Being Red: a Politics for the Future’ with Ken Livingstone
Tuesday 1st March, 7pm

‘Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming’ with Andreas Malm and Mika Minio-Paluello
Wednesday 2nd March, 7pm

‘Remembering Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’ with Mike Jackson
Wednesday 9th March, 7pm

‘The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about Money, Sex and Violence’ with Symon Hill
Tuesday 15th March, 7pm

‘The Gender Police: A Diary’ with Ros Ball and James Miller
Thursday 17th March, 7pm

EVERY VOICE -  ALL WORLD HISTORY, ALL YEAR ROUND, PRESENTS ‘Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship’ with Anjan Sundaram
Wednesday 23rd March, 7pm

‘East London Suffragettes: beyond the right to vote’ with Sarah Jackson
Thursday 24th March, 7pm

‘Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising? 1916-2016’ with James Heartfield
Wednesday 6th April, 7pm

LEFT BOOK CLUB PRESENTS ‘The Rent Trap: How we fell into it and how we get out of it’ with Samir Jeraj and Rosie Smith
Wednesday 13th April, 7pm

‘Stealing the Future’ with Max Hertzberg 
Tuesday 19th April, 7pm

‘Inglorious: conflict in the Uplands’ with Mark Avery
Wednesday 20th April, 7pm

KEY CONCEPTS SERIES ‘Gender’ with Harriet Bradley
Wednesday 27th April, 7pm

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Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

Housmans is closed on public holidays.

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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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Housmans Top 10

10. Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future - Paul Mason
9. Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth - Kevin Ovenden
8. The Establishment: And how they get away with it - Owen Jones
7. A Very British Coup - Chris Mullin 
6.Here We Stand : Women Changing the World - (eds) Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones 
5. Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History - David Rosenberg
4. The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy - Yanis Varoufakis 
3. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work - Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams 
2. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate - Naomi Klein
Shared first place!
1. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
Communist Manifesto - Marx & Engels
Housmans Peace Diary

Latest Blog Post

News from Campaign Against Climate Change

News from Campaign Against Climate Change, whose offices are here above Housmans Bookshop….. It’s official: 2015 shattered global heat records. Just 10% of that excess heat was attributed to El Niño – and 90% to climate change. It’s Time to Act on climate change – here are some events coming up in February and beyond: […]



£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.