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.

Throughout July we are giving out a free surprise book with every new subscription. Join us today!

Featured book

‘An intellect as dazzling as it was unique’ 

‘Mike Marqusee stands shoulder to shoulder with the spirits of Isaac Deutscher and Edward Said’ 
Mike Davis

Our classic for July is a rich selection of writing by the journalist Mike Marqusee. With chapters on Jewish identity, the NHS, nationalism, art, literary utopias and Labour's internal divisions, it’s written with his trademark warmth and humour. With a foreword by Mark Steel.

How does it work?

We publish a book every month, in a unique edition, which is sent direct to members.

Choose from our subscriptions. You will receive:

  • Carefully-selected radical books from a range of publishers
  • Beautiful paperback editions that are not available elsewhere
  • Access to reading groups and events. Share your ideas and be part of a growing community
  • An email newsletter with discussion points and articles

All from just £4.99 a month. Everyone who signs up in July will also receive a free surprise book, in addition to the book in their chosen subscription.

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

News & events

See events on our Facebook page:

Events are listed here.


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.