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

‘An often humorous but always precise takedown of modern politics’ obsession with authenticity’ Vice

‘Looks at how the notion of working-class authenticity has been fetishised over the past decade’ Guardian

Our book for October is a timely take-down of the way politicians and the media appropriate ideas about ‘class’ for their own ends. 

How does it work?

We publish a book every month which is sent direct to members.

Choose from our subscriptions, which start at just £4.99. 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

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.