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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

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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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Chav Solidarity

By D. Hunter

For February, we're excited to publish Chav Solidarity, a very personal account of how class shapes our lives. There is a tendency on the Left to romanticise 'working class' experience. This book is a wake-up call that shows how a better understanding of class must shape the way we do our politics.

'Full of nuanced self-reflection ... Hunter offers us a gift with this book: an essential opportunity to interrogate the ways in which class informs our identities, experiences, relationships and resistance'  – Tripod: Training for Creative Social Action

'A necessary challenge to academic and ignorant writing on class struggles. It brings us the bluntness and authenticity that remains erased in most conversations' – Eshe Kiama Zuri

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New Lancaster reading group

We're excited to announce a new reading group in Lancaster at the wonderful Gregson Arts and Community Centre. Join us on Sunday February 12th at 2pm for a chat about community wealth building and the Preston model, based on Paint Your Town Red. Feel free to bring a friend!

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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Eamonn McCann, author of the classic War and an Irish Town, and author and activist Camilla Fitzsimons, author of Repealed.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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This photo shows a young Eamonn McCann speaking at an event in the Bogside area of Derry, 1969, the year of the Civil Rights March.

Eamonn has campaigned for social justice in Derry for over forty years. He has worked as a journalist, a politician – he was elected to the Stormont Assembly at the age of 73 – and a tireless campaigner for the victims of Bloody Sunday. He is the Chair of the Bloody Sunday Trust.

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    Manchester Reading Group (February)

    in person · Starts at 1:30 p.m. GMT · 1 week, 1 day from now
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    Lancaster reading group, Sunday 12th Feb

    in person · Starts at 2 p.m. GMT · 1 week, 3 days from now
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    Housmans London Reading Group (February)

    in person · Starts at 7 p.m. GMT · 2 weeks from now
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October's book was We Do This 'Til We Free Us by the inspirational Mariame Kaba, one of the most long-awaited books on abolitionist organising. If you missed it, it's still available to buy if you're a member.

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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!

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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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