Join our not-for-profit book club and get the best radical writing direct to your door every month.

Plus an extra free book with every new membership until Christmas!

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

Choose a book every month, or six books a year. Our books include classics (the black books) and contemporary writing (the yellow books).

As Christmas is on the way, we are giving away an extra book for free with every new membership, so there's never been a better time to join. Sign up before 5th December and we'll also include one of our lovely new membership pins!

Our book for November

'James was a founder of the Wages for Housework movement, and probably the one person whose thoughts on work, care, and power has influenced my work the most. She’ll change your life'
—Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won't Love You Back

For November we are delighted to be publishing our latest classic. In 1972 Selma James set out a new political perspective. Her starting point was the millions of unwaged women who, working in the home and on the land, were not seen as workers and whose struggles were viewed as outside of capitalism. This introduction brings together a selection of her writing.

What do I get?

  • Carefully-selected books by the world's leading radical authors, in unique editions
  • Fantastic discounts from our partners including Pluto Press, Tribune, Repeater Books, PM Press and others
  • Access to our monthly author discussion, events & our growing community
  • Resources, discussion points and articles
  • Sign up by 5th December for an extra free book and membership pin


Select from our subscription options. Payment is linked to your card and can be made in small monthly installments.


Once you’re a member, you can buy any books you’ve missed, and you’ll get a range of special discounts from our publishing partners in your welcome email.


Get reading and share your ideas with others through our online reading group. Or start your own! We can help put you in touch with other members.

Someone bought me a gift!

Welcome to the club!

How to buy a gift subscription

Just choose the gift option during checkout. We will email you a digital gift voucher. It's quick and easy, and it's perfect for last-minute gift buying.

Simply print out the voucher, and put it in a card, or just forward the email. Each voucher contains a code, which can be redeemed on this site. 

If you're already an LBC member, make sure to use a different email address when you buy a gift subscription.


We're now selling our beautiful totes and other giftable items. While stocks last!


We were delighted to be featured in Tribune magazine, read the story here. Remember, if you're an LBC subscriber you get a discount on your Tribune subscription.

‘The aim of the Club is a simple one: it is to help in the terribly urgent struggle for World Peace & a better social & economic order & against Fascism’

– Left Book Club leaflet, 1938

Our new merch celebrates 150 years of Rosa Luxemburg

We're so excited to be launching some great new merchandise, just in time for Christmas gifting. We hope you can bring a smile to someone's face with our Socialism or Barbarism socks, mugs and totes. Stocks are limited, so please order soon.

All profits go towards keeping our book subscriptions affordable. We're also working with partner organisations to get free books into community centres, libraries and prisons. Buy some of our fantastic merch and help our books to reach more people!

Our unique editions are beautifully designed and printed on unlaminated board so no plastic is involved in the production of the book.

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‘Terrific and timely. The relaunch of the LBC will open minds and give intellectual ballast to the wave of political change sweeping Britain and beyond’

– Jeremy Corbyn

Are you based in the EU?

Due to the fact that the UK has left the EU, we're experiencing some problems with post to the EU, especially with post to Sweden. Please be aware that if you are an EU-based subscriber, you may have to pay extra charges to receive your book. We're really sorry. This is a massive problem for many UK-based small organisations such as ourselves. If you have problems receiving your books please let us know.

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to political education. If you can, please consider donating to help support us. You can donate with gift-aid by following this link.

Order anything you've missed!

Remember if you've recently joined you can buy any backlist titles you've missed. Just login using the email address and password you signed up with, and go to the book pages. You will see a buy button appear beside each book.