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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
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‘The Autonomous Life?: Paradoxes of Hierarchy and Authority in the Squatters Movement in Amsterdam’ with Nazima Kadir
Wednesday 18th January, 7pm
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LOCOMOTRIX EVENT ‘Polyphonic Scars & The 4th Brain’ with Lisa Luxx and Elizabeth Clough
Friday 20th January, 7pm
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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
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LEFT BOOK CLUB EVENT ‘A People's History of the Russian Revolution’with Neil Faulkner
Wednesday 8th February, 7pm
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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)



 

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 Gift Vouchers


Housmans gift vouchers now available.
Denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5.
Available in-store or by mail order.
For mail order please use the Paypal button below.

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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


TARIQ ALI & JANET HODGSON (1960 – 2016) BOOKSALE

On Thursday 12th January, from 10am onwards, we will be kicking off a huge sale of second-hand and new books, as donated by the writer Tariq Ali and the estate of the artist Janet Hodgson.   Tariq Ali has very generously donated some 1,000 books, featuring many recent publications from Verso Books, as well as […]

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£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 nik@housmans.com for more information.Thank you for your support.