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

As a special thank you to all our LBC members, old and new, in September we will be sending out a special bonus book. We’ve teamed up with our colleagues at Haymarket Press in the US to bring you copies of Naomi Klein’s new mini book The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists. We hope you enjoy it! We will be backlisting the book on our site so that new members who sign up after September can also order copies.  


How does it work?

Choose from our subscription offers. You will receive:

  • The best books from a range of publishers, carefully selected by our expert panel
  • Beautiful collectable paperbacks, unique to members
  • Access to reading groups and events. Share your ideas with other members and be part of a growing community
  • Access to cloth hardback editions, newsletters, events and special offers

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 turn these into action.

We want to encourage everyone to get involved in political debate and discussion, in a friendly and relaxed environment, where everyone is free to express their ideas. 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


Come and meet us at The World Transformed

Liverpool, 22nd–25th September

We are delighted to announce that the Left Book Club will be taking part in The World Transformed festival, alongside the Labour Party Conference, running from September 22nd–25th in Liverpool. We will be running a stall in the books area and giving away free totes and assorted gifts to all new members who sign up. LBC authors including Naomi Klein and Dave Randall will be speaking. We hope to see you there!


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.