Housmans: a “traditional” radical bookshop

By Carlos Martin Tornero

Tradition and Revolution might seem contradictory terms. In the case of Housmans Bookshop, at King Cross, it is an exception.

Housman Bookshop at Kings Cross

They are one of the oldest radical bookshops in London since they opened in 1941. Housmans is the kind of  bookshop close to their customers and authors. They say they support the books they like regardless the benefits they can get out of them.

For instance, this bookshop stocks the largest range of radical newsletters, newspapers and magazines of any shop in Britain.

Housman, a "traditional" radical bookshop

They work in the trenches of the market to fight for the continuity of small bookshops. The final battle is to resist the competition of commercial chains of bookshop that are leading the market.

The fight will go on for them…

Mo Mosley from Housman Bookshop

Carlos Martín Tornero went there and interviewed Mo Mosley to find out moreListen here:

(Photo credit: Carlos Martin Tornero)

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