Join our not-for-profit book club and get the best radical writing direct to your door every month, plus fantastic discounts and author events.

The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. Join us today and help 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).

To celebrate Black History Month, we're offering a free copy of our beautiful edition of CLR James's classic The Black Jacobins with every new subscription, until the end of October.

Free CLR James book for Black History Month

'The founding father of African emancipation' – The Times

'Contains some of the finest and most deeply felt polemical writing against slavery and racism ever published' ⁠– Time Out⁠

CLR James's classic The Black Jacobins tells the extraordinary story of how former slave Toussaint Louverture led a successful slave revolt against colonial powers to establish Haiti, the first black republic outside of Africa. We're giving away a free copy this month with every new subscription, including gift subscriptions. Sign up before midnight on 31st to get your free copy.


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


Select from our subscription options. Payment is linked to your card and can be made in small monthly installments.


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.


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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Welcome to the club!

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.


Get tickets to our virtual event at The World Transformed on Sunday 26th September at 5.30pm. 


We were delighted to be featured in Tribune magazine, read the story here. Remember, if you're an LBC subscriber you get a discount on your Tribune subscription.

‘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

Our book for October

For October we are very excited to be working with our friends at Dog Section Press to bring you Abolishing the Police, an accessible analysis of why we might want to abolish the police, what abolishing them would involve, and how it might be achieved, introducing readers to the rich existing traditions of anti-police theory and practice. The authors engage with concrete alternatives in ways that move beyond the logic of crime and punishment and towards visions of justice that are both social and transformative.

"Amazing ... challenges us to think more deeply about the connections between different systems of exploitation and the role policing plays in enabling them" —Alex Vitale

Our unique editions are beautifully designed and printed on unlaminated board so no plastic is involved in the production of the book.

As featured in...

‘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

Are you based in the EU?

Due to the fact that the UK has left the EU, we're experiencing some problems with post to the EU, especially with post to Sweden. 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. If you have problems receiving your books please let us know.

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.

Order anything you've missed!

Remember if you've recently joined you can buy any backlist titles you've missed. Just login using the email address and password you signed up with, and go to the book pages. You will see a buy button appear beside each book.