Welcome to The Nautical Mind Bookstore

An independent bookstore and chart agency, The Nautical Mind has been delivering personal and professional service from our storefront in Toronto Harbour since 1980, and from nauticalmind.com since 1995. Our clients range from dinghy sailors on Georgian Bay to cargo vessel captains in Hong Kong, while our staff includes seasoned tug, tall ship, and yacht crew. The selection of marine books and charts we carry is unmatched — if you need any information on ships or the sea, we’ll send it your way—quickly, reliably, seven days a week.

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Guest Blog Post: Explorer Charts

We would like to thank Sara Lewis, co-creator of the Explorer Chart Book series, for this guest blog. We are so thankful to be cruising the Bahamas again this winter season after missing last year, having sold our boat. Our beloved Saranade has gone to live in Staniel Cay and be enjoyed by the Millers […]

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New Website!

Good news everyone: we’ve got a new website.  After considered development, we’ve got a whole new way of presenting you with our huge inventory of great nautical books and charts. We’re slowly setting sail, but here are some of the features you can enjoy now: Simplified check out Easier account management Responsive design so it […]

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 Official Distributors for

International Maritime Organisation
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Witherby's Seamanship International
NOAA
Wooden Boat Publications
Random Penguin
Dok Mar
The Nautical Institute
McGraw Hill
Paradise Cay
Imray Iolaire
Brown, Son & Ferguson

  What our Customers Say

I am so Happy and greatfull!!! I received the book today!!! Perfect!!! Thank You very much!!!

You would not believe it but it turned up last night! Must have been karma.Thank you for your great service, we will definitely be buying again.

Thanks. Your web site is awesomely easy to use, all is clear and understandable… pleasure to do business with you.

Good day, thanks for your assistance. Well rec’d books today. I have to say that you guys are the best. Good service and efficiency. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to ordering books from you again.