Politics and the Arts: Letter to M. D'Alembert on the Theatre, trans. Allan Bloom, The Free Press, 1960. Reprint, Cornell University Press (Agora Editions), 1968.
Shakespeare's Politics, with Harry V. Jaffa, Basic Books, 1964. Reprint, University of Chicago Press, 1981.
The Republic of Plato, translated with notes and an interpretive essay by Allan Bloom, Basic Books, 1968. Second edition: Basic Books, 1991.
Alexandre Kojeve, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. James. H. Nichols, Jr., ed. Allan Bloom, Basic Books, 1969. Reprint: Cornell University Press (Agora Editions), 1980.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile: or On Education, translated with notes and an introduction by Allan Bloom, Basic Books, 1979.
The Crisis of American Democracy and Liberal Education: Collected Essays, 1986.
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students, with a foreword by Saul Bellow, Simon & Schuster, 1987. Reprint, Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Confronting the Constitution: The Challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from Utilitarianism, Historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, Pragmatism, Exististentialism..., ed. Allan Bloom, American Enterprise Institute, 1990.
Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990, Simon and Schuster, 1990.
Love and Friendship, Simon and Schuster, 1993.
Shakespeare on Love and Friendship, University of Chicago Press, 2000.