Discover the best radical writing, carefully curated for you, with the UK's leading not-for-profit book subscription.

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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.

Free book for every new member until Christmas! Choose any membership and we'll include the extra free book in your first parcel.

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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.

"The magnificent Left Book Club is a window into an alternative future. Subscribe today" – Maxine Peake

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We publish one book a month, alternating between contemporary writing and classics.

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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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Use your member login to chat to other members in the community app, or set up your own reading group.

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Get a gift when you give a gift

Get this gorgeous free Socialism or Barbarism tote, worth £15, when you buy annual gift membership.

  • You'll get the tote
  • They will get a year of amazing radical books, community app access, events & discounts from our partners
  • Plus they will get an extra free book and pin in their first parcel

Simply choose any gift subscription, and pick the 'pay annually' option.

By paying upfront, you also get free postage if you're in the UK. Offer ends 10 December.

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War and an Irish Town

By Eamonn McCann

'So honest, so human and so readable' Irish Times

Our book for November is Eamon McCann's memoir of what it was like to grow up a Catholic in a Northern Irish ghetto. First published in 1974, it quickly became a classic account of the feelings generated by British rule. The author was at the centre of events in Derry which first brought Northern Ireland to world attention.

This trenchant, powerful narrative offers a unique insight into the events of the time and a springboard into understanding more about the political context today.

Become a member this month to receive your copy!

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Left Book Club isn’t just about the books. We organise events, where you can put your questions to authors and special guest speakers. We're also building a network of reading groups, and we can help you get your own group off the ground.

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Access to our online community forum, where you can chat to other members or set up your own reading group.

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Monthly author discussions and other special events.

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Discounts from our partners including Pluto Press, Tribune and Repeater.

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You'll receive the most recently published book in your chosen collection. You can cancel at any time.

Solidarity

£14.99/month + postage
A book every month

Please choose this option if you can. You will help provide free books and discounted memberships for others on low incomes.

  • Get every book, contemporary and classic
  • Access to author events and reading groups
  • Discounts from partners including Pluto Press and Tribune
  • Plus an extra surprise book in your first parcel

Monthly subscriptions automatically renew. You can cancel at any time.

All Books

£9.99/month + postage
A book every month

Our most popular option.

  • Get every book, both contemporary and classic
  • Access to author events and reading groups
  • Discounts from partners including Pluto Press and Tribune
  • Plus an extra surprise book in your first parcel

Monthly subscriptions automatically renew. You can cancel at any time.

Selected Books

£5.99/month + postage
A book every two months

Not sure you’ll get through a book every month? With this option you get a book every two months.

  • Choose from Contemporary (the yellow books) or Classics (the black books)
  • Access to author events and reading groups
  • Discounts from partners including Pluto Press and Tribune
  • Plus an extra surprise book in your first parcel

Monthly memberships automatically renew. You can cancel at any time.

Merch back in stock

All our fabulous merch is back in stock. Our socks, mugs and totes make great stocking fillers, and all profits raised help us offer our memberships at low prices. Please buy if you can, it really makes a difference.

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  1. 7
    Dec

    Finsbury Park/London Online Reading Group

    tbd · Starts at 7:30 p.m. GMT · 1 week, 1 day from now
  2. 13
    Jan

    Manchester Reading (January)

    in person · Starts at 1:30 p.m. GMT · 1 month, 2 weeks from now
  3. 19
    Jan

    NEW: Southend-on-Sea reading group

    in person · Starts at 7:30 p.m. GMT · 1 month, 3 weeks from now
  4. All upcoming events
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Last month'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. It will also go to all members this month who sign up for the Contemporary membership.

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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, then postage is free in the UK, and we also throw in one of our lovely totes and an enamel pin.

"Thanks to the Left Book Club – the work that you do is tremendous" – John McDonnell

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We publish one book a month, alternating between contemporary writing (yellow books) and classics (black). Members can order anything they have missed.

Discover author events and discussions on our Youtube Channel

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Are you a trade union branch or a community organisation interested in collective education and reading groups? Email elif@leftbookclub.com to ask about our group memberships.

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Our unique editions are printed with unlaminated card so no plastic is involved in the production of the book.

"Reading socialist books has never been more urgent. Good luck to the Left Book Club!" – Ken Loach

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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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