Back in February 1997 Iain Dale and John Simmons did something mad. They opened a specialist political bookstore and coffee house, Politico’s, in Artillery Row, just off Victoria Street in the heart of the Westminster village. It was a political haven and soon established itself as a meeting place and event venue, as well as housing vast numbers of political books, memorabilia items, postcards and novelty items. For seven years, it hosted everyone from the casual bookbuyer to visiting politicians from other countries. In 2004, due to a massive rent hike, the store closed and went online. Two years later the online shop was sold to the business publishers Harriman House.

But in September 2012 was bought back by its original owners, now running Biteback Publishing. And a few weeks later, was relaunched ‘under old management’. aims to bring you the widest selection of political titles on the web. Other general online bookshops do a great job in many ways but it’s very difficult to find political titles all in one place. And they are rubbish at telling you which books are about to be published.

We have deliberately made this site easy to navigate, and hope you find what you are looking for. Each title is added by us individually. We don’t take bibliographic feeds. If you don’t see a book you think we ought to be stocking, please let us know and we’ll add it.

Over the coming months we’ll be adding lots of new title ranges. Do sign up to our email list and we’ll keep you up to date with special offers and promotions.

Anyway, it’s great to be back.

The team