A subscription book club for everyone on the Left

Become a member and we will send you the best books on radical and progressive politics, direct to your door. 

This month we're delighted to publish our latest classic Anarchy in Action by Colin Ward, from our colleagues at PM Press.

Check out the Partners page for online book events and fantastic discounts from our radical publishing partners.

How does it work?

Choose between six books a year, or twelve. It's the most affordable way to get the best radical writing.

You will receive:

  • Carefully-selected radical books from a range of publishers
  • Unique paperback editions
  • Access to reading groups. Share your ideas and be part of a growing community
  • Emailed discussion points and articles

During lockdown we experienced postal delays, so although things are improving please bear in mind it may take longer than usual for your book to arrive.

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When you buy a gift subscription, we send it to you in the form of a voucher, via email.

Your gift will remain a secret! The email voucher is sent to the purchaser, so the recipient won’t know you’ve bought it.

Each voucher contains a unique code, which can be redeemed on the website for a free subscription. Just print out the voucher and put it in a card. Or email it to the recipient directly.

Featured book

For July we are delighted to bring you Anarchy in Action, from PM Press. 


Colin Ward was the UK's leading anarchist writer for over thirty years. Here he explains why anarchist society – a society which organises itself without authority – is always in existence. At a time when we desperately need to change the system, this is an inspiring account which bridges the gap between what is, and what might be.


Monthly Online Events

Once a month we host online author discussions. Very soon we'll announce the date and speakers for the next meeting. 

In the meantime, local reading groups have moved online and everyone is welcome to join - check our FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Missed an event? Check out recent talks on Youtube.

Want to start your own group? We've created a guide to help you do this here

A proud history

The original Left Book Club was started by pioneering British publisher Victor Gollancz in 1936. Mass membership of the club helped turn the tide of public opinion against fascism and bring the 1945 Labour government to power. That government founded the NHS and the welfare state.

Today, we need a Left Book Club for the twenty-first century.

News & events

Join a local reading group

Local reading groups have moved online and everyone is welcome to join – check FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


The Left Book Club is a not-for-profit organisation. We are supported entirely by our membership and patrons. Our aim is to make the best writing on radical politics accessible to as wide an audience as possible. But we can only do this with your support.

If you would like to support us, but you don't want a regular book subscription, please consider becoming a community member. Community members give a monthly amount which gives them access to our book groups, emails and resources. Just choose Community Membership on the Become a Member page.

Alternatively, to make a one-off donation, please use this link: https://donate.kindlink.com/pluto-educational-trust/2637