A subscription book club for everyone on the Left

Become a member and we will send you 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 originally founded in 1936, to popularise ideas from the left and counter the rise of fascism. Join us today.​

Featured book

October's book is A Radical History of the World by Neil Faulkner. Copies will go out to members in the post, and will also be sent to every member who signs up this month. It is a sweeping account of human society that shows how humans have always struggled to create a better life. And that the power to change the world does ultimately reside with us – the many.

Neil's book marks the start of our exciting new publishing programme where we publish a book every month. It is the first in our beautifully-designed new yellow livery, which will be used for all new and contemporary titles. 


How does it work?

Choose from our subscription offers. You will receive:

  • The best books from a range of publishers, carefully selected by our expert panel
  • Beautiful collectable paperbacks, unique to members
  • Access to reading groups and events. Share your ideas with other members and be part of a growing community
  • Access to cloth hardback editions, newsletters, events and special offers

If you already subscribe to the LBC, you will continue to receive your books as usual. We will contact you when your subscription is due to renew, so we can move you over to one of the new offers.

Join a reading group.

Or start your own.

Our reading groups are open to all. You don’t have to be a member to attend. For details about a group near you, email us.

We can help introduce you to others who share your ideas – and turn these into action.

We want to encourage everyone to get involved in political debate and discussion, in a friendly and relaxed environment, where everyone is free to express their ideas. We welcome people from across all spectrums of the left, from experienced activists to those who are beginning to think about socialist politics for the first time. 

A proud history

The original Left Book Club was started by pioneering British publisher Victor Gollancz in 1936. Mass membership of the club helped turn the tide of public opinion against fascism and bring the 1945 Labour government to power. That government founded the NHS and the welfare state.

Today, we need a Left Book Club for the twenty-first century.

Recent books

News & events

Halil Karaveli visiting UK reading groups

October 30th - November 2nd

Halil Karaveli, author of Why Turkey is Authoritarian, will be visting UK reading groups at the end of October to talk about his book.

If you run a reading group and would be interested to host him, please get in touch with us: office@leftbookclub.com.


The Left Book Club is a not-for-profit organisation. We are supported entirely by our membership and patrons. With monthly subscriptions starting at £4.99 our aim is to make the best writing on radical politics accessible to as wide an audience as possible. But we can only do this with your support. Become a friend of the Left Book Club. With your help, we can publish more books, reach more people, and help spread the hope and the ideas that make a better society possible.