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. Our books include classics (the black books) and contemporary writing (the yellow books).

‘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 January: Rosa Luxemburg's 'Socialism or Barbarism'

'I want to affect people like a clap of thunder, to inflame their minds with the breadth of my vision, the strength of my conviction' – Rosa Luxemburg

'Rosa Luxemburg travels into the twenty-first century like a great messenger bird, spanning continents, scanning history, to remind us that our present is not new but a continuation of a long human conflict' – Adrienne Rich

The best and most comprehensive introduction to the range of Rosa Luxemburg's thought, giving a broad overview of the scope of her writing.

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

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.

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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.

JOIN AN ONLINE EVENT

Join us on 28th January to discuss Anticapitalism and Imagination with Gargi Bhattacharyya and guests Lola Olufemi and Harsha Walia, chaired by Dalia Gebrial. 

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

Are you based in the EU?

Due to the fact that the UK has left the EU, and because the deal that was made is not clearly defined, we're experiencing some problems with post to the EU. There are various extra costs, including new VAT charges. 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. We are working hard to figure out what the charges are so that we can include these in the price we charge you, but because each country is different this is taking a lot of time. We hope that you will bear with us.

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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– Jeremy Corbyn

Who's Afraid of Anticapitalism?

In December we launched our webinar series 'Who's Afraid of Anticapitalism?' with leading anticapitalist and anticolonial thinker Gargi Bhattacharyya. Each month we have special guest speakers to discuss different aspects of anticapitalism, what it is and how we can teach it.

Join us on January 28th to discuss Anticapitalism and Imagination where Gargi will be joined by our fabulous guest speakers Lola Olufemi and Harsha Walia, and chair Dalia Gebrial.

Get your free ticket by clicking below.

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.