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 February: 'Class Power on Zero Hours'

For February we're very excited to be publishing Class Power on Zero Hours by the AngryWorkers collective. 

“We wanted to pay more than just lip service to the classic slogan, ‘the emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves.'" AngryWorkers, a small political collective, have spent six years organising in London’s industrial backyard, mainly in the food manufacturing and logistics sector. This book is about their experiences. It is a call for an independent working class organisation.

Due to delays at our printer, books are being posted a little later than usual. They should be dropping through letterboxes in the latter half of February.

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. 

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

OUR VALENTINE'S OFFER

If you subscribed for our Valentine's offer, your tote bag will be sent to you as a separate parcel, direct from our office.

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

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.

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 our latest events on Youtube

On 11th February we were delighted to be joined by Gargi Bhattacharyya for the second session in our hugely popular 'Who's Afraid of Anticapitalism?' series.

This time we explored the theme of Love and anticapitalism with special guests Sophie K. Rosa and Joshua Virasami.

View this and other recent events on our Youtube channel. Remember to subscribe too!

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.