Join the Left Book Club. We send the best books on radical and progressive politics, direct to your door.

By reading and sharing ideas together, we can transform society.

The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. It helped bring Labour to power in 1945. Join us today and support political education.

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

‘Despite the damage capitalism inflicts, the idea of capitalism remains strong. Reading socialist texts has never been more urgent. Good luck to the Left Book Club!’

– Ken Loach

Our book for January: Rosa Luxemburg's 'Socialism or Barbarism'

'I want to affect people like a clap of thunder, to inflame their minds with the breadth of my vision, the strength of my conviction' – Rosa Luxemburg

'Rosa Luxemburg travels into the twenty-first century like a great messenger bird, spanning continents, scanning history, to remind us that our present is not new but a continuation of a long human conflict' – Adrienne Rich

The best and most comprehensive introduction to the range of Rosa Luxemburg's thought, giving a broad overview of the scope 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

1) CHOOSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

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

2) USE YOUR BENEFITS

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.

3) JOIN AN EVENT

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.

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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.

Gift subscribers will get their free book once the voucher is redeemed.

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

JOIN AN ONLINE EVENT

Watch the intro session to our new webinar series 'Who's Afraid of Anticapitalism?' with speakers Gargi Bhattacharyya and Kojo Koram. January date to be announced soon!

DISCOUNTS FROM OUR PARTNERS

LBC members get discounts from our publishing partners. Check out our Partners page to view the book and magazine publishers in the Radical Publishers Alliance.

‘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 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

Watch the introductory session to 'Who's Afraid of Anticapitalism?'

In September the UK government barred resources created by groups with ‘extreme political stances’ from being used in English classrooms. The list of stances includes ‘a publicly stated desire to overthrow … capitalism’. The policy, which has been referred to as McCarthyist, goes further than any British government has gone even during the Cold War.

Why is the state targeting anti-capitalist education today? Watch Gargi Bhattacharyya and special guest Kojo Koram discuss the need for public political education and introduce some of the themes we will explore in the rest of the series.

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.

Check out the books you’ve missed!

If you’re a member you can order any of the books from previous months. Just make sure you’re signed into the website with your email address and password and every book is available to purchase.

We also have special editions of selected titles available in hardback. These special gift editions help us raise money for our political education projects.

Each hardback is foiled on cloth and hand-numbered, and printed in a limited edition of just 50 copies.