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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Remember the Lusitania-LOCAC

Remember the Lusitania!

The Nautical Mind would like to thank author Kent Layton for this guest blog on the sinking of Lusitania, which occurred on 7 May, 1915. Kent’s new book, Lustania: An Illustrated Biography, will be available in early May.   On May 7, we will mark a full century’s passing since the loss of the Cunard […]

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April Arrivals

  Recently Arrived at The Nautical Mind: Casting Off by Emma Bamford The Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson Model Course 1.25: General Operator’s Certificate for GMDSS (ebook) by IMO – International Maritime Organization The Beaufort Scale Cookbook by June Raper Coach Yourself to Win by Jon Emmett Arctic Ambitions: […]

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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

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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.