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The world has been hit by a pandemic that has shaken the foundations of capitalist society. There must be no return to the politics and economics of the past. More than ever before, it is clear that radical ideas rooted in anti-capitalism, eco-socialism, and anti-racism, will bring about the sort of profound change that we need.

The publishing world—especially independent radical publishing—is experiencing a very difficult time given the closure of bookshops. We're delighted to be part of #RadicalMay—a supportive collaboration between radical independent publishers from around the world. See all the online events planned here.

Starting today—on May Day—we have 50% off all our print books and 80% off all our ebooks! We have our warehouses to thank for continuing to send books to our readers (see more information on their safety measures here). Our sale will end on May 24th, 23:59 EST. Lots of our radical publishing friends also have incredible discounts on their books at the moment: take a look on the Left Book Club website!

2020—a momentous time for global politics—is also our 50th anniversary. We hope you will join us in holding capitalism and imperialism to account, and support a new wave of radical publishing and movements across the world.

See all the bestsellers in our sale so far: in print and ebooks.

Need help finding books? Browse some of our reading lists, including Distraction ReadingUS politics in a moment of crisisNew in our Radical Thinkers series!, our quickest reads: (perfect for those short on time or attention span), and Fuck the Tories.

We also have a variety of Verso Bookshelves to help you find the right book: PhilosophyPolitical TheoryFeminismHistoryBlack Radical ThoughtEconomicsArt, and Architecture and Cities.


Win or lose, Bernie has reshaped the landscape of American politics. Where does the political revolution go next?

How shipping is central to the very fabric of global capitalism.

A magisterial, riveting movement history of Los Angeles in the Sixties.

A new and essential history of the Labour New Left from Tony Benn to Jeremy Corbyn.

A manifesto for the Open City: vibrant, disordered, adaptable.

Writer and critic Vivian Gornick’s long-unavailable classic exploring how Left politics gave depth and meaning to American life.

The most comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos, chronicling our rage and dreams from the nineteenth century to today.

A classic of twentieth-century thought, Minima Moralia is Adorno's literary and philosophical masterpiece.

Read all of our mini-reads from Minima Moralia here.

Charts the history of women’s liberation and calls for a revitalized feminism. See all our new Radical Thinkers here.

A deep dive into Joe Biden’s history and the origins of his political values.

How the law harms sex workers—and what they want instead.

Classic study of Marx by Japan’s leading critical theorist.

Judith Butler on aggressive nonviolence.

How has capitalism devastated the planet—and what can we do about it?