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. Our book of the month for August is The Global Police State by William I. Robinson. Sign up to receive your unique edition, and join us at our monthly online author discussion. Left Book Club members also get discounts when you buy direct from our 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 August we are delighted to bring you The Global Police State.

'Gives powerful theoretical coherence to everyone's fear that fascism is being reborn' – Mike Davis

As the world becomes ever more unequal, people become ever more 'disposable'. Today, governments systematically exclude sections of their populations from society though heavy-handed policing. But it doesn't always go to plan. William I. Robinson exposes the nature and dynamics of this out-of-control system, arguing for the urgency of creating a movement capable of overthrowing it.

Join an Online Event

On Thursday 30th June we hosted our most recently monthly author discussion with writer Grace Blakeley and Chris Saltmarsh, co-founder of Labour for a Green New Deal. 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.

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