The Nautical Mind Bookstore has been serving customers far and wide from our waterfront shop in downtown Toronto for more than a quarter of a century. Independently owned and operated from the start, our emphasis has always been on building a truly comprehensive list of nautical titles and on providing knowledgeable, courteous, and speedy service—whether you walk in our door or order online from one of the four corners of the earth.
Our goal is to get you the publications you need to help you troubleshoot the engine, move to the top of the fleet, swoon over classic yachts, find a good harbour, abandon ship, remember the rules of the road, buy a boat—or successfully plan, complete, or dream about any other nautical endeavour.
Mailing Address: Nautical Mind Bookstore
249 Queen's Quay West - Unit 107
Toronto ON M5J 2N5
We are located at 249 Queen's Quay West: on Toronto's waterfront on the west
side of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral, one block
west of Harbourfront.
There is meter parking in front of the store, a
garage under the Hotel, and several pay lots within
a couple of blocks.
To get here via TTC, take the street car shuttle bus from Union Station
to Rees Street.
Disruptive construction on Queen's Quay is making getting to our store slightly trickier these days. We recommend avoiding Queen's Quay and coming down Rees St from Lakeshore, walking, biking, or ordering online. Starting November 5th, all traffic on Queen's Quay will be Westbound Only. All Eastbound traffic is being rerouted along Lakeshore. The streetcars have been replaced by shuttle busses. Harbourfront looks a little messy, but it'll look great once the renovations are finally completed.
You can find us at 43° 38.30' N , 79° 23.17' W
Hours of operation
business hours are:
* Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
We have extended summer hours. Please call us