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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 June

'Myth-busting at its best'  – Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, author of Inequality and the 1%

‘There’s no understanding global inequality without understanding its history. In The Divide, Jason Hickel brilliantly lays it out, layer upon layer, until you are left reeling with the outrage of it all’ – Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

For June we are so excited to be publishing our own unique edition of Jason Hickel's hugely acclaimed The Divide. For decades we have been told a story: that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030. But just because it is a comforting tale doesn’t make it true. Poor countries are poor because they are integrated into the global economic system on unequal terms, and aid only helps to hide this.

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

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WATCH EVENTS ON YOUTUBE

We are now livestreaming our events to Youtube. Watch our latest discussion with author Linsey McGoey, Lowkey, Emily Kenway and Jo Littler.

READ ABOUT US IN TRIBUNE

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‘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

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– Jeremy Corbyn

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Due to the fact that the UK has left the EU, and because the deal that was made is not clearly defined, we're experiencing some problems with post to the EU. There are various extra costs, including new VAT charges. 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. We are working hard to figure out what the charges are so that we can include these in the price we charge you, but because each country is different this is taking a lot of time. We hope that you will bear with us.

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Our book for May was posted a little later than usual, so if you haven't received it yet don't worry, it is on its way and it will be with you soon.

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