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Salvage #2: Awaiting the Furies
Wednesday 11th November, 7pm

'The Far Right In Europe' with Bernard Schmid
Wednesday 18th November, 7pm

‘Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century’ with Richard Bourne
Wednesday 25th November, 7pm

‘Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg’ with Kate Evans
Tuesday 1st December, 7pm

'Render the Chartists Defenceless' with Les James
Wednesday 2nd December, 7pm

‘Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories’ with Laura Dodsworth
Friday 11th December, 7pm

‘Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement' with Finn Mackay
Wednesday 16th December, 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

         Booklists at Housmans                    Housmans Specials

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 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

Housmans 70th Birthday & Vaults Opening Party

On Thursday 3rd December Housmans will be celebrating our 70th birthday with drinks in our newly expanded basement bookshop, aka The Vaults. Come and join us to toast 70 years of radical bookselling at Housmans, raise a glass to all who have sailed in her, and check out the beautiful new expansion and extended book stock. We’ll […]



£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.