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. 

This month we're excited to be publishing Bit Tyrants by Rob Larson, from the team at Haymarket Books.

Check out the Partners page for online book events and fantastic discounts from our radical publishing partners.

How does it work?

Choose between six books a year, or twelve. It's the most 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

All books will continue to be posted during lockdown, but please allow a little more time than usual for your book to arrive.

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Each voucher contains a unique code, which can be redeemed on the website for a free subscription. Just print out the voucher and put it in a card. Or email it to the recipient directly.

Featured book

We're delighted to be publishing Bit Tyrants by Rob Larson, from Haymarket, as our book for June. 

'Highly informed, lively and readable' Noam Chomsky

Rob Larson's withering analysis will help readers crack the code of the economic dynamics that allowed the big tech companies like Apple and Google to become near-monopolies very early on, and, with a little bit of luck, his calls for digital socialism might just inspire a viral movement for online revolution.


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Or start your own.

We hope you can join an online discussion soon. Check out our recent talk from authors Joe Kennedy and Alex Niven, on Youtube.

See FacebookInstagram and Twitter for the latest info on upcoming events, as well as local reading groups which have moved online.

Want to start your own group? We've created a guide to help you do this here

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.

News & events

Join an online event for #RadicalMay

We're delighted to be part of #RadicalMay – a series of online events including teach-ins, book discussions and talks, organised by radical indy publishers from around the world. Left Book Club will be running some events, and you can see the full line-up here.  

Check out our Partners page for some fantastic discounts from our radical publishing partners.

Online events are also listed on our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.


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. 

To make a donation please use the following link. This is the website of our charitable patron the Pluto Educational Trust, and all payments can be made with Gift Aid: