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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. Subscribe today" – Maxine Peake


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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Less is More

By Jason Hickel

We are so excited to announce that June's book is the amazing and hugely acclaimed Less is More by Jason Hickel.

"A masterpiece" — Danny Dorling

"Jason Hickel takes all we've been been told about growth and development and turns it inside out" — Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause: capitalism. There is only one solution that will lead to meaningful and immediate change: DEGROWTH. But what does degrowth look like? How do we do it, and what does it mean for our jobs, our healthcare and our economy? The book shows to the way forward to an economy that enables human flourishing while reversing ecological breakdown. An economy that will not only lift us out of our current crisis, but restore our sense of connection to a world that's brimming with life.

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Watch May's event with Vron Ware and Gary Younge

On 9th May we were very excited to host a conversation between Return of a Native author Vron Ware and journalist & author Gary Younge. If you missed it, you can watch it on Youtube.

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Watch our Paint Your Town Red event with author Matthew Brown

On 2nd March we were delighted to host an event with Paint Your Town Red author Matthew Brown in conversation with Sarah McKinley of The Democracy Collaborative. Thanks so much to both our guests for a great discussion on how to build wealth at a local level by handing decision-making power back to communities. If you missed it you can watch it on Youtube.

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Once you're a member, broaden your knowledge on a specific theme with a bundle of 3 carefully-chosen books. Plus you get three for the price of two.

3-for-2 May Day Bundle

For a limited time only we're offering a pack of three books exploring different aspects of worker's struggle and class power. From the magisterial sweep of A Socialist History of the French Revolution, to the 1972 feminist classic Sex, Race and Class, to the contemporary account of grassroots organising in Class Power on Zero Hours, this collection offers a rich variety of perspectives on the power that we collectively have to change the world.

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3-for-2 Feminism Bundle

To celebrate Women's History Month in March we put together a bundle of three books that are perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of different strands of revolutionary feminist thought. Includes Ain't I a Woman, Down Girl and Beyond the Fragments.

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

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Want to buy books at your own pace?

If you're interested in being a Left Book Club member but you don't want regular books through the post, then Community membership is a great solution. For just £5 a month, you can buy books whenever you want to, selecting what appeals to you most. You also get all other member benefits.

Plus your fee helps support our political educations projects at a time when we face hugely rising costs.

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A huge thanks to all Solidarity Members

We'd like to say a massive thanks to all our solidarity members, who pay a slightly higher rate of membership in order to ensure that we can provide free and discounted books for others. If you pay annually, we also throw in a welcome pack including one of our lovely totes, an enamel pin, bookmark and an extra free book!

Watch our event with Eamonn McCann

In December we were so delighted to host a conversation between Eamonn McCann, author of the classic War and an Irish Town, and author and activist Camilla Fitzsimons, author of Repealed. Thanks so much to our guests for a really inspiring discussion. If you missed it, you can tune in on Youtube by clicking below.

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We produce a range of merch which is perfect for gifting. All money raised is hugely helpful in supporting our publishing and educational projects. Anyone can buy our merch – you don't have to be a member – and all items are themed around our books. We hope you find something you like!

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    Manchester reading group (June)

    in person · Starts at 1:30 p.m. BST · 5 days, 11 hours from now
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    Housmans London Reading Group (June)

    in person · Starts at 7 p.m. BST · 1 week, 3 days from now
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    Finsbury Park/London Online Reading Group (June)

    tbd · Starts at 7:30 p.m. BST · 3 weeks, 2 days from now
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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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Let's read together!

The Reading Room is an exciting new project designed to get people reading across Britain. Working with Pluto Press we're creating radical libraries in community centres, free for all to use. In these spaces, reading groups and opportunities to meet authors are being established, providing resources and activities that hope to catalyse creativity, collaboration and conversation.

Check out the upcoming launch events, and where you can go to be involved, by clicking below.

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