About Iskra

Iskra Books is an independent academic publisher, circulating original scholarly works of theory, history, natural science, arts, and culture—as well as new translations, edited texts, and out-of-print works—in the revolutionary, working class tradition of communist publishing.

Brief History

Iskra Books was launched by Peace, Land, & Bread in 2020 and existed primarily in service of the journal, with the journal as its sole publication. As the imprint for the Center for Communist Studies, an academic research center staffed by an artistic and comradely institute of early-career researchers, lecturers, educators, and workers, the earliest goals of Iskra find themselves reflected in the impetus and form of Peace, Land, and Bread more generally--peer-reviewed, scholarly writing and art, in the tradition of Marxist-Leninist political practice,