Join the Left Book Club. We send 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 founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. It helped bring Labour to power in 1945. Join us today and support political education.

Choose between a book every month, or six books a year. Sign up before Christmas and get an extra book free! This includes gift subscriptions.

‘Despite the damage capitalism inflicts, the idea of capitalism remains strong. Reading socialist texts has never been more urgent. Good luck to the Left Book Club!’

– Ken Loach

Our book for November: 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' by Paulo Freire

'Truly revolutionary' – Ivan Illich

Our book for November is Paulo Feire's 1968 classic Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Banned in apartheid South Africa, and even recently banned in certain Arizona classrooms, this is a truly revolutionary book. Freire shows how the process of learning should be cooperative and dynamic, with the student as the co-creator of knowledge. As the teaching of anti-capitalism is now threatened in UK classrooms, this book is a must-read.

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
  • Sign up before Christmas and get an extra book for free!

1) CHOOSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

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

2) USE YOUR BENEFITS

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.

3) JOIN AN EVENT

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.

Someone bought me a gift!

Welcome to the club!

Looking for a gift? Our book subscriptions make great presents.

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.

The voucher is sent to you, the purchaser, so your gift is a secret. You can print it out, 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, rather than the one you use for your own account.

JOIN AN ONLINE EVENT

On 30 November we are delighted to be joined by author Kate Manne to talk about her book Down Girl. RSVP for your free ticket below.

DISCOUNTS FROM OUR PARTNERS

LBC members get discounts from our publishing partners. Check out our Partners page to view the book and magazine publishers in the Radical Publishers Alliance.

‘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

Subscribe before Christmas to get a free book!

Every new subscriber who signs up before Christmas will get an extra book free, chosen by us. There's never been a better time to join. This applies to every type of subscription, whether you choose six books or twelve. It also applies to gift subscriptions. Gift subscriptions are sent as vouchers, which can be redeemed on this site. The free book will be sent along with the first book when the voucher is redeemed.

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

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‘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

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Check out the books in our Radical Gift Guide!

It has been a tumultuous year. The pandemic has radically reshaped our work-lives and expectations. A lot has been painful, but there have been hopeful signs too, like the springing up of local mutual aid groups, which help us see our way forward to a better way of living. 2020 has seen a huge surge in interest in leftwing and radical ideas as people question long-held truths about how society is run. With that in mind, we’ve put together a gift guide of 12 of the best books so that you can give the gift of ideas to change the world. Follow us on instagram to see what we've chosen!

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.

Check out the books you’ve missed!

If you’re a member you can order any of the books from previous months. Just make sure you’re signed into the website with your email address and password and every book is available to purchase.

We also have special editions of selected titles available in hardback. These special gift editions help us raise money for our political education projects.

Each hardback is foiled on cloth and hand-numbered, and printed in a limited edition of just 50 copies.