Subscribe this month for a free book

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of our relaunch, we're giving away a free book to every new subscriber in September. So there's never been a better time to join. Become a member to receive this month's classic The Wretched of the Earth, plus a free extra book chosen by us.

Choose from our subscriptions to get the best books on radical and progressive politics, direct to your door, plus monthly reading groups, author events & discounts from our publishing partners.

How does it work?

Choose between six books a year, or twelve. It's an 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
  • Subscribe during September and get an extra book free!

We currently have staff in the office only once or twice a week, due to covid. So please bear in mind it may take longer than usual for your books to arrive.

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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

'This is not so much a book as a rock thrown through the window of the West. It is the Communist Manifesto of the anticolonial revolution' – Time

'This century's most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism' – Angela Davis

Our September book is a true classic. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon is one of the most important books on racism ever written, and made Fanon the leading anti-colonial thinker of the twentieth century. Written in 1961, at the height of the Algerian war against France, it analyses the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom.

Join an Online Event

Last week we hosted our most recent author discussion with William I. Robinson, author of The Global Police State, in conversation with Hilbourne Watson. If you missed it, you can find this and other recent talks on Youtube. We'll announce the date of our next author discussion soon.

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

Missed an event? Check out recent talks on  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.

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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.

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