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‘Building Better Societies:
Promoting social justice in a world falling apart’
with Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow
Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm
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‘The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation’ with Ian Cobain in conversation with Wail Qasim 
Monday 27th November, 7pm
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‘How the Establishment Lost Control’ with Chris Nineham
Wednesday 29th November, 7pm
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‘You Should Come with Me Now: Stories of Ghosts’ M. John Harrison in conversation with Lara Pawson
Thursday 30th November, 7pm
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‘The Hippy Trail: A History’ with Sharif Gemie
Wednesday 6th December, 7pm
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‘The Mainstreaming Of The Far-Right’ with Julia Ebner and Paul Stocker
Thursday 7th December, 7pm
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‘The Digital Critic:
Literary Culture Online’
with Houman Barekat, Joanna Walsh and Robert Barry
Wednesday 10th January, 7pm
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‘The New Poverty’
with Stephen Armstrong
Wednesday 17th January, 7pm
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‘Tear Gas:
From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today’
with Anna Feigenbaum
Wednesday 31st January, 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.

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.


         Booklists at Housmans                  Books at Housmans

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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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Latest Blog Post


Vagabondiana: bid on rare book, proceeds to Single Homeless Project in Kings X

  A rare book has tuned up in our second hand section: ‘Vagabondiana: or, Anecdotes of Mendicant Wanderers through the Streets of London’ (Chatto and Windus, 1874) by John Thomas Smith. At this moment in time there is one copy for sale on Abe Books for around £60. Our copy is in excellent condition. Half the book […]

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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.