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50% off ALL our print books! 80% off ALL our ebooks!

Stock up on reading for the new year with our epic end-of-year sale!

Verso Books18 November 2019

50% off ALL our print books! 80% off ALL our ebooks!

Until January 1 (2020), at 23.59 EST, we have 50% off ALL our print books and 80% off ALL our ebooks!

We also have bundled ebooks with every print purchase (see below) — meaning you can gift the print book (if you want to!) and start reading the ebook straight away!

See our Gift Guide for lots of great suggestions, as well as our End of Year Highlights10 books that sum up the year, and – for those short of time – our most popular short reads. Looking for a bargain? Here are some of our best reads starting at £4, and $7 (for our North American readers!).

You can find our bestselling ebooks of the year here, plus ebooks priced at £3 or below.

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

Alternatively, see many of our reading lists here, including Emerging FuturesNo Walls No BordersAnti-FascismA Guide to our Radical Thinkers10 Books Every Student Should Read, and our Bestselling Books by Women.

Recent highlights!

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If you buy a print book from Verso and the ebook exists, then we will bundle the digital edition for FREE. You can start reading the ebook right away, then switch to the print edition when it arrives at your home, search digitally for a reference or quote while you’re at work or on the move, and then give away the print copy to a friend or comrade. The DRM-free ebook remains yours forever – on your e-reader or laptop, as well as in your library on the Verso website, available to read or download again at any time.

*PLEASE NOTE: free bundled ebooks are only where an ebook edition is available from Verso. Some books (especially older texts) are not available in ebook format.

Our ebook instructions are here. All of our ebooks will work on any of your devices, and are watermarked and DRM-free


50% off print books applies where stock is still available (this may differ from region to region). Books may go out of stock during the sale.

50% off print books and 80% off ebooks will end at 23.59 on January 1 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), 2020.

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Not all books are for sale in every region.

Purchase of a print copy includes free bundled ebook (where available). There is further ebook information here.

Read more about our purchasing, shipping, delivery, and returns processes here.



USPS Priority Mail: We advise that you order by Monday, December 16 for delivery by Xmas.
UPS Second Day Air: We advise that you order by Thursday, December 19 for delivery by Xmas.
UPS Next Day: We advise that you order by Friday, December 20 for delivery by Xmas.

USPS Media Mail: We cannot guarantee that your books will arrive by Xmas - please consider using one of our faster services.
UPS Ground: We cannot guarantee that your books will arrive by Xmas - please consider using one of our faster services.


Canadian Ground: We advise that you order by Saturday, December 14 for delivery by Xmas.
Canadian Three Day Air: We advise that you order by Wednesday, December 18 for delivery by Xmas.


Our UK warehouse is currently experiencing delays because of the high level of orders at this time of year.

Standard Delivery: Estimated arrival: 9–12 working days. Orders placed with standard delivery may be shipped via Royal Mail Second Class, or via courier (Yodel), depending on the weight of your parcel. We advise that you order by Friday December 13th for second class delivery by Xmas. If you want to ensure that your books will arrive by Xmas, we recommend UK Express Delivery service.

UK Express Delivery: 2–3 working days if placed before 11:45am GMT. Please note orders may take 1–2 days to be processed. Please note these orders are not processed or delivered on weekends, and require a signature for delivery. We recommend you order by 19th December to ensure delivery for Xmas.


Europe Delivery: 14-19 working days. We cannot guarantee that your order will arrive in time for Xmas.

Restof World Delivery: 20-30 working days. We cannot guarantee that your order will arrive in time for Xmas.

Will and Testament
Longlisted for The Millions Best Translated Book Awards for FictionLonglisted for the National Book Award for Translated LiteratureFour siblings. Two summer houses. One terrible secret. When a disp...
“Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.”So begins Andrea Long Chu’s genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and ...
Capital Is Dead
In this radical and visionary new book, McKenzie Wark argues that the all-pervasive presence of data in our networked society has given rise to a new mode of production, one not ruled over by capit...
Economics for the Many

Economics for the Many

Economics for the Many, edited and with an introduction by Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell, features contributions from the participants in his New Economics conferences, includin...
In the twentieth-century millions of people across the globe addressed each other as “comrade”. Now, it’s more common to hear talk of “allies” on the left than it is of comrades. In Comrade, Jodi D...
Hostile Environment
Longlisted for the 2019 Jhalak Prize. From the 1960s the UK’s immigration policy - introduced by both Labour and Tory governments - has been a toxic combination of racism and xenophobia. Maya Good...
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Fully Automated Luxury Communism
Fully Automated Luxury Communism promises a radically new left future for everyone. New technologies will liberate us from work, providing the opportunity to build a society beyond both capitalism ...
A Planet to Win
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Insurgent Empire
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Capital City
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Feminism for the 99%
Unaffordable housing, poverty wages, healthcare, climate change, border policing; not the issues you ordinarily hear feminists talking about. But don’t these issues impact the vast majority of wome...
Workers and Capital
Workers and Capital is universally recognised as the most important work produced by operaismo, a current of political thought emerging in the 1960s that revolutionised the institutional and extra-...
New Dark Age
From the highly acclaimed author of WAYS OF BEING. We live in times of increasing inscrutability. Our news feeds are filled with unverified, unverifiable speculation, much of it automatically gener...
The People's Republic of Walmart
For the left and the right, major multinational companies are held up as the ultimate expressions of free-market capitalism. Their remarkable success appears to vindicate the old idea that modern s...
Revolting Prostitutes
How the law harms sex workers - and what they want insteadDo you have to endorse prostitution in order to support sex worker rights? Should clients be criminalized, and can the police deliver justi...
How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century
Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, but at the cost of enormous human suffering. Our shared values equality and fairness, democracy and freedom, community and solid...
The Xenofeminist Manifesto
The Xenofeminist Manifesto is an attempt to articulate a feminism fit for the twenty-first century. Unafraid of exploring the potentials of technology, exploring both oppressive and emancipatory po...
Full Surrogacy Now
"Rooted in historical, site-based, narrative, and political accounts, Full Surrogacy Now is the seriously radical cry for full gestational justice that I long for. This kind of gestation depends on...
The Socialist Manifesto
The success of Jeremy Corbyn’s left-led Labour Party and Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would ...
Our History Is the Future
In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenou...
Being Numerous
An urgent challenge to the prevailing moral order from one of the freshest, most compelling voices in radical politics todayBeing Numerous shatters the mainstream consensus on politics and personho...
After Geoengineering
Climate engineering is a dystopian project. But as the human species hurtles ever faster towards its own extinction, geoengineering as a temporary fix, to buy time for carbon removal, is a seductiv...
Critique of Everyday Life
The three-volume text by Henri Lefebvre is perhaps the richest, most prescient work about modern capitalism to emerge from one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers and is now availabl...
John Berger, one of the world’s most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, tells a personal history of art from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to 21st century conceptual artis...
The Authoritarian Personality
What makes a fascist? Are there character traits that make someone more likely to vote for the far right? The Authoritarian Personality, written in the shadow of Fascism and the Holocaust, looked t...
Potential History
In this theoretical tour-de-force, renowned scholar Ariella Aïsha Azoulay calls on us to recognize the imperial foundations of knowledge and to refuse its strictures and its many violences.Azoulay ...
Liberalism at Large
In this landmark book, Alexander Zevin looks at the development of modern liberalism by examining the long history of the Economist newspaper, which, since 1843, has been the most tireless – and in...
We Fight Fascists
In 1946 many Jewish soldiers returned to their homes in England imagining that they had fought and defeated the forces of fascism in Europe. Yet in London they found a revived fascist movement insp...
Municipal Dreams
Traversing the nation, Municipal Dreams offers an architectural tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates, and in doing so offers an engrossing social history of housing i...
The Fall and Rise of the British Left
The remarkable advance of “Corbynism” did not emerge from nowhere. It is the product of developments in socialist and working-class politics over the past forty years and more. The Thatcher era wit...
The Origin of Capitalism
In The Origin of Capitalism, a now-classic work of history, Ellen Meiksins Wood offers readers a clear and accessible introduction to the theories and debates concerning the birth of capitalism, im...
Imperial Intimacies
‘Where are you from?’ was the question hounding Hazel Carby as a girl in post–World War II London. One of the so-called brown babies of the Windrush generation, born to a Jamaican father and Welsh ...
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is an ambitious masterwork of political economy, detailing the impact of slavery and colonialism on the history of international capitalism. In this classic book, R...
The Case for the Green New Deal
In 2008, the first Green New Deal was devised by Pettifor and a group of English economist and thinkers, but was ignored within the tumults of the financial crash. A decade later, the ideas was rev...
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