The subscription book club for radical thinkers

Choose from our subscriptions to get the best books on radical and progressive politics, direct to your door, plus monthly reading groups, author events & discounts from our publishing partners.

Join our online discussion on 15th October to discuss Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth with leading Fanon scholars Lewis Gordon and Azzedine Haddour. RSVP here.


How does it work?

Choose between six books a year, or twelve. It's an affordable way to get the best radical writing.

You will receive:

  • Carefully-selected radical books from a range of publishers
  • Unique paperback editions
  • Access to reading groups. Share your ideas and be part of a growing community
  • Emailed discussion points and articles

We currently have staff in the office only once or twice a week, due to covid. So please bear in mind it may take longer than usual for your books to arrive.

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Featured book

'Forensic and clever' – Afua Hirsch, The Times Literary Supplement

'Reminds us that while revealing individual misogynists is hard, uprooting misogyny is much harder' – Washington Post

This October we are delighted to be publishing Down Girl by Kate Manne. Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny exactly? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist – or increase – even when sexist gender roles are waning? 

Get your ticket for The Wretched of the Earth discussion with Lewis Gordon: 15th October 19:00 BST

Join us at 19:00 on 15th October to discuss Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. We are delighted to be joined by philosopher Lewis Gordon and Fanon scholar Azzedine Haddour. Listen to the discussion and then get a chance to post your questions in the chat.
Get your free ticket from Eventbrite and we will send you a link to join the meeting nearer the 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.


The Left Book Club is a not-for-profit organisation. We are supported entirely by our membership and patrons. 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.

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