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

Subscribe before 31st May and get an extra book free!

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

Celebrating 150 years of Rosa Luxemburg

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Luxemburg. Back in February we published our volume of Rosa Luxemburg's writing, Socialism or Barbarism. To celebrate Rosa's anniversary we are giving away a free copy of this book to every new subscriber throughout May. Just go to the Become a Member page and choose your subscription. We will include the extra book in your first parcel.

We will also introduce our beautiful totes soon. Keep an eye on twitter and instagram for more info! 

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
  • Special offer: subscribe before the end of May and receive and extra book free


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.


Join us and amazing guest speakers on Thursday 6th May at 19:00 BST.


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

Get tickets for your favourite authors for #RadicalMay

We're delighted to announce #RadicalMay – a month-long festival of inspiring talks and debates with some of the world’s leading radical thinkers. Working with Literal in Barcelona, and the Radical Publishers Alliance, amazing speakers include Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit, as well as our very own Gargi Bhattacharyya in conversation with Vijay Prashad, Amelia Horgan and Dalia Gebrial. Check out the website to get your tickets now!

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, 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.

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.

Our book for May: The Ecology of Freedom

For May we are delighted to publish this classic by American ecologist Murray Bookchin. The theme of Bookchin's grand narrative is straightforward: environmental, economic and political devastation are born at the moment that human societies begin to organize themselves hierarchically. The lesson to be learned is that our nightmare will continue until hierarchy is dissolved and human beings develop more sane, sustainable and egalitarian social structures.

Remember if you sign up in May, you get a free copy of Rosa Luxemburg's book along with the first book in your chosen subscription.