Radical Books Collective creates an alternative, inclusive and non-commercial approach to books and reading. We organize virtual book clubs, book and author events and immersive seminars on foundational radical books.
A community of readers from around the world come together to discuss bold and politically progressive books across a range of genres. Corporatized, profit-oriented publishing structures make it harder for us to find books and writers that don't fit the mainstream awards, praise, and review criteria. We are curating an alternative canon through a collective that includes publishers, bookstores, authors and book lovers everywhere. Book clubs meet online to discuss a recently published radical book and to meet the writer.
Let's change how books are read, circulated, reviewed and talked about. Let's read slowly, deeply, collectively.
We have a manifesto. Read it here.
"fast-growing initiative with an international audience of general readers, academics, intellectuals, and book lovers."
-- Literary Hub, "How One Group of Global South Writers is Decolonizing Literature." Pritika Pradhan on The Radical Books Collective
What is a Radical Book?
Radical books stimulate our imaginations to advance transformative futures. Radical books expose structures of oppression and chart creative paths forward. Such books alter our understanding of historical events, amplify the voices of marginalized groups, and account for the costs of persecution and repression.