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At Haymarket Books, we take inspiration and courage from our namesakes, the Haymarket Martyrs, who gave their lives fighting for a better world. Their 1886 struggle for the eight-hour day – which gave us May Day, the international workers’ holiday – reminds workers around the world that ordinary people can organize and struggle for their own liberation. These struggles continue today across the globe—struggles against oppression, exploitation, austerity, poverty, and war.

In celebration of May Day and the radical history of the working class, we are offering 50% off all of our books until May 24. 

If you're looking for inspiration about what to read first, check out some of our favorite reading lists:

Continue to our Class War Reading List, which celebrates the radical history (and future!) of the working class...

This is a difficult time for authors to release new books. All Haymarket authors with new books out since the Coronavirus crisis has unfolded have had their tours, events, and conference appearances canceled. While we're working diligently to plan digital events for the time being, we could really use your help spreading the word about these wonderful new titles. Continue to our Publishing Under Quarantine: New Releases list...

Socialism is about much more than any one candidate or campaign—it's about ensuring that all people can live with dignity. As a contribution to the resurgence of socialist politics in the United States, and to help you explain what socialism's all about to your parents, neighbors, and co-workers, we've put together a Socialism 101 reading list...

We know that whether our readers are currently sheltering in place at home or still spending their days at their workplaces—from grocery stores to hospitals to construction sites, this is a time of intense anxiety and, often, few free hours. We've put together this list of our favorite quick reads, all under 200 pages, perfect for those with little free time but plenty of interest in radical ideas. Continue to Quick Reads for Quarantine...

A reading list that celebrates the rich history of Black life, politics, culture, and struggle; reading that reminds us to engage every day with that history as we do the work of building an anti-racist resistance movement today. Continue to our Haymarket Books on the Struggle for Black Liberation reading list...

A reading list to celebrate the radical women who make and record our histories: books about and/or by women committed to the struggle for liberation from gender-based oppression. Continue to our Haymarket Books for Women's Liberation reading list...

A reading list which celebrates the radical, intersectional history of the struggle for Latinx Liberation. Continue to our Haymarket Books for Latinx Liberation reading list...

In celebration of poetry’s vital necessity, we put together a list of poetry books that contain stories of resistance, sorrow, solidarity and hope in our struggles to change the world. Continue to our Poetry Reading List...

At Haymarket, we publish books for changing the world, for readers of all ages! Here's a reading list of our favorite books for young readers, perfect for facilitating important and honest conversations between kids and their parents or guardians during this time of crisis and uncertainty. Continue to our Haymarket Books for Young Readers reading list...

A reading list which collects books about the tremendous violence carried out by the American Empire, and the heroic efforts of those who oppose it. Continue to our Haymarket Books for Resisting Empire reading list...

Karl Marx was right about the cruelty and irrationality of the capitalist system, and the economic and political crises inherent to its profit-above-all model. Marx's writing has helped inspire revolutions, rebellions, and struggle all over the world; we could  use a little bit of that inspiration now. We’ve put together this Marx and Marxism reading list to help that effort. Continue to Karl Marx Was Right: A Reading List...

We've put together a reading list of books dealing with economic theory and history geared toward anyone interested in understanding how capitalism works—in order to replace it. Continue to our Economics for the 99%: A Reading List...

Haymarket stands in solidarity with all those organizing to fight against fascism and for a world free of oppression and exploitation. We’ve put together a list of Haymarket Books on the history and politics of anti-fascist resistance. Continue to our Haymarket Books for Fighting Fascism reading list...

A reading list of biographies, memoirs, and collected letters and essays that provide indispensable introductions to some of history's most inspiring figures. Continue to Revolutionary Lives: A Reading List...

If you appreciate our books and want to support our independent, radical publishing project during this time of crisis, please consider joining the Haymarket Book Club.

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