Support the shop that supports your campaigns!




London’s Burning: a celebration of radical London, past and present 
1st July - 5th August 

‘London Overground: A Day's Walk Around the Ginger Line’ with Iain Sinclair
Wednesday 29th July, 7pm

‘Changing London: A Rough Guide for the Next London Mayor’ with Will Horowitz
Wednesday 5th August, 7pm

‘Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance’ with Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby
Thursday 17th September, 7pm

‘The Last Drop: The Politics of Water’ with Mike Gonzalez
Thursday 24th September, 7pm

‘Industrial Workers of the World:  the union for all workers’ with Dave Pike
Wednesday 30th September, 7pm

"Support the shop that supports your campaigns!"



Housmans Online Shop

E-Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter

Contact Us to receive a monthly newsletter, which lists all our forthcoming events, and any other news (We won't spam you).

Political Badges

For badges and more visit our Other Products page

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 5

1. ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate' by Naomi Klein (Allen Lane, 2014) – £8.99

2. ‘We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fourth Estate, 2014) - £5.00

3. ‘The Establishment' by Owen Jones (Penguin, 2014) – £8.99

4. ‘Communist Manfiest' by Marx and Engles (Penguin Classic, 2015) – £0.80

5. ‘NHS for Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception' by Jacky Davis, John Lister, David Wrigley (Merlin Press, 2015) – £10.95

Latest Blog Post

The Dialectics of Liberation – 1967 and 2015

In July 1967 Housmans had a book stall the Dialectics of Liberation Congress – a gathering at the Roundhouse of radical intellectuals, psychiatrists and revolutionaries lecturing and debating on a diverse range of leftist issues including the future of capitalism, state violence and dissent, racism, revolution and liberation, and the emerging forms of environmentalism, green issues and […]


London’s Burning: a celebration of radical London, past and present
1st July - 5th August

For this year’s London’s Burning season we’ve a wonderful line up of speakers, looking at subjects from gentrification, lost voices of asylum seekers, the mayorship, London at night, and a tour of the breadth of London’s rebellious past. There will also be a special event celebrating Housmans name-sake, Laurence Housman, on his 150th birthday. Full details  on our in-store events page

£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.