Join our not-for-profit book club and get the best radical writing direct to your door every month, plus fantastic discounts and author events.

The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. Join us today and help 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

Free tote plus 10% off for new subscribers

To celebrate the return of The World Transformed festival we're running a special offer. Get one of our beautiful Rosa Luxemburg totes completely free, plus 10% off any subscription, when you use code TWT2021 at checkout. Just make sure you sign up before Sunday 3rd October. You can check out the programme for TWT here. Events are both in person and online this year. 

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
  • 10% discount plus a free tote when you sign up using the code TWT2021 before midnight on October 3rd.

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 DISCOUNTS

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!

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.

GET TICKETS FOR OUR LATEST EVENT

Get tickets to our virtual event at The World Transformed on Sunday 26th September at 5.30pm. 

READ ABOUT US IN TRIBUNE

We were delighted to be featured in Tribune magazine, read the story here. Remember, if you're an LBC subscriber you get a discount on your Tribune subscription.

‘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

Our book for September

This month we are incredibly excited to be publishing Ain't I A Woman by groundbreaking feminist bell hooks.

'Visionary' – New Statesman

'One of the twenty most influential women's books of the last twenty years' – Publishers Weekly

Ain't I a Woman is deeply critical of the racism inherent in the thought of many middle-class white feminists who have failed to address issues of race and class. While acknowledging the conflict of loyalty to race or sex is still a dilemma, hooks challenges the view that race and gender are two separate phenomena, insisting that the struggles to end racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined.

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

Are you based in the EU?

Due to the fact that the UK has left the EU, we're experiencing some problems with post to the EU, especially with post to Sweden. 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. If you have problems receiving your books please let us know.

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.

Order anything you've missed!

Remember if you've recently joined you can buy any backlist titles you've missed. Just login using the email address and password you signed up with, and go to the book pages. You will see a buy button appear beside each book.