Discover the best radical writing, carefully curated for you, with the UK's only not-for-profit book subscription.

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Every month we’ll send you carefully selected books on politics, economy, society & culture by the world's leading radical authors.

"The magnificent Left Book Club is a window into an alternative future. Revolution starts with education. Subscribe today" – Maxine Peake

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The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. Join us today and help support political education.

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Special summer offer!

Expand your summer reading with radical classics that belong on every bookshelf. Get a FREE surprise book with every new membership. Just choose any subscription and we'll include the extra free book in your first parcel. Applies to gift subscriptions too.

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The Jakarta Method

By Vincent Bevins

June is here so it's time to reveal the latest book! We're very excited to be publishing The Jakarta Method, a highly-acclaimed and shocking account of the CIA's role in the mass murder of unarmed leftists during the Cold War.

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'A brilliant history of the Cold War told through global anti-communist violence'
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Left Book Club isn’t just about the books. We have a monthly online event, where you can meet authors and special guest speakers. We're also building a network of reading groups, and we can help you get your own group off the ground.

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You'll receive the most recently published book in your chosen collection. You can cancel at any time.

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Please choose this option if you can. You will help provide free books and discounted memberships for others on low incomes.

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Watch our online event with Jeremy Corbyn and guests

We were so excited to be joined by Jeremy Corbyn and guests for an online rally to celebrate the publication of last month's book The Best of Benn. With huge thanks to our inspiring speakers and everyone who took part. Check out the discussion on our Youtube channel.

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We publish one book a month, alternating between contemporary writing (yellow books) and classics (black). Members can order anything they have missed.

Discover author events and discussions on our Youtube Channel

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Left Book Club reading group: Saturday 9th July, 1.30-3pm

The next meet-up at the People's History Museum in Manchester will take place on Saturday 4th July. Drop in for a chat and some book discussion about Frantz Fanon's classic The Wretched of the Earth. See the PHM website for more info.

"Thanks to the Left Book Club – the work that you do is tremendous" – John McDonnell

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Check out Left Bank Leeds

Radical Reading Group: Wednesday 13th July, 6pm

Leeds Radical Reading Group will be meeting at Left Bank on Wednesday 13th July from 6-7pm. Drop by for a drink and a chat about this month's book choice which is We Are Nature 'Defending' Itself which you can order from Pluto Press. Reading group members can also get a discount on their Left Book Club membership.

"Reading socialist books has never been more urgent. Good luck to the Left Book Club!" – Ken Loach

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The Reading Room: A collaborative project

The Reading Room is a new collaborative project where people can read, learn, listen, and share ideas.

Through linking up with other spaces across the country, we’ve created libraries stocked with thought provoking books, where reading groups and opportunities to meet authors are being established, providing resources and activities that hope to catalyse creativity, collaboration and conversation.

The organisations involved share a common goal – to support and empower people within their communities. This project has been initiated in partnership with Pluto Press, and the Left Book Club, and over time, each local hub will develop to reflect and serve the community within which it sits, making each space responsive and unique.

As well as physical library spaces, The Reading Room will open up forums to debate local issues that affect everyday lives. Taking the lead from our communities, these topics may include inequality, the environment, precarious employment, LGBTQ+ issues, structural racism and much more.

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The Left Book Club was founded by Victor Gollancz in 1936 and soon had 57,000 members. Authors included George Orwell and Clement Attlee.

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