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.

Subscribe in December and get a free additional book from the backlist, along with the book in your chosen subscription. This applies to gift subscriptions too! Gift subscriptions are sent as vouchers, so the books will be sent after the voucher is redeemed.

How does it work?

Choose between six books a year, or twelve. Prices start at £4.99 a month. Subscribe in December and get a free additional book, while stocks last.

You will receive:

  • Carefully-selected radical books from a range of publishers
  • Unique paperback editions
  • Access to reading groups and events. Share your ideas and be part of a growing community
  • Emailed discussion points and articles

Someone bought me a gift!

Welcome to the club!

Looking for a gift?

When you buy a gift subscription, we send it to you in the form of a voucher, via email.

Your gift will remain a secret! The email voucher is sent to the purchaser, so the recipient won’t know you’ve bought it.

Each voucher contains a unique code, which can be redeemed on the website for a free subscription. Just print out the voucher and put it in a card. Or email it to the recipient directly.

Featured book

'If you feel like you’re drowning in the endless torrent of capitalist bullshit, turn to this excellent glossary ... Immensely clarifying' Doug Henwood

For December we are delighted to bring you Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism by John Patrick Leary. The book chronicles the rise of a new vocabulary, showing how the meaning of language under capitalism has changed, and the damning consequences this has for all of us. In the tradition of Raymond Williams, this book shows us how those who control language shape our culture and society.

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 build networks for informed political discussion. 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

Read about us in the 'New Statesman'

We were delighted to be featured in New Statesman magazine:

Can you fight fascism with a book club?


Events are listed on our Facebook page here.


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.