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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.

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


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

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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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Ten Days That Shook the World

By John Reed

March's book is the hugely-acclaimed classic Ten Days that Shook the World by journalist John Reed. Packed with action and adventure, this is the most famous eye-witness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution by a journalist who was there in the midst of it. Friends with Lenin and other key figures, Reed's narrative is full of verbatim accounts from the people involved, making this a compelling and lively account of one of the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.

'Brilliant and entertaining'
The New York Times Book Review

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Watch our Paint Your Town Red event with author Matthew Brown

On 2nd March we were delighted to host an event with Paint Your Town Red author Matthew Brown in conversation with Sarah McKinley of The Democracy Collaborative. Thanks so much to both our guests for a great discussion on how to build wealth at a local level by handing decision-making power back to communities. If you missed it you can watch it on Youtube.

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'Provides activists and campaigners with a critical insight into how they can transform their local economies from the ground up... Vital reading" – Grace Blakeley

'This book is everything we need right now – a how-to guide to municipal socialism that works, compiled by one of the left's best writers. Informative, clear, passionate and thoughtful' – Owen Hatherley

If you're a member you can buy any of our previous books. Simply login to your account first.


Exploring Feminism 3 Book Bundle

To celebrate International Women's Day and Women's History Month we've put together a special 3-book bundle, Exploring Feminism. Perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of different strands of feminist thought. Plus you get three books for the price of two!


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Want to buy books at your own pace?

If you're interested in being a Left Book Club member but you don't want regular books through the post, then Community membership is a great solution. For just £5 a month, you can buy books whenever you want to, selecting what appeals to you most. You also get all other member benefits.

Plus your fee helps support our political educations projects at a time when we face hugely rising costs.

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A huge thanks to all Solidarity Members

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, we also throw in a welcome pack including one of our lovely totes, an enamel pin, bookmark and an extra free book!

Watch our event with Eamonn McCann

In December we were so delighted to host a conversation between Eamonn McCann, author of the classic War and an Irish Town, and author and activist Camilla Fitzsimons, author of Repealed. Thanks so much to our guests for a really inspiring discussion. If you missed it, you can tune in on Youtube by clicking below.

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Check out our unique selection of gifts, including a new We Do This 'Til We Free Us winter scarf, plus mugs, socks and totes. Every penny you spend helps support our publishing and educational projects. Please buy if you can, it really makes a difference.

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    Manchester reading group (April)

    in person · Starts at 1:30 p.m. BST · 1 week, 3 days from now
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    Finsbury Park/London Online Reading Group (April)

    tbd · Starts at 7:30 p.m. BST · 2 weeks from now
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    Housmans London Reading Group (April)

    in person · Starts at 7 p.m. BST · 4 weeks, 1 day from now
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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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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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