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.
Search over 6,000 Nautical Books, Charts, and Guides
- IMO code
- Chart Number
For Professional Mariners
For “Leisure” Sailors
Essential Canadian Charts
* A brief note on Canadian charts.
News & blog
A of peek inside our nautical minds — a few behind-the-scenes notes and numbers from the year so far Farthest we shipped a book in 2016: 11,415 km. It was Bulk Carrier Practice, sent to Shanghai, China. #1 Seamanship title, 2016: Stress-Free Sailing: Single and Short-Handed Techniques Longest book in the shop: 21st Century Seamanship, […]
This week, we look at some newly arrived off-season reading for racers. Wind Strategy David Houghton & Fiona Campbell Tuning to Win Ian Pinnell These two are part of the Fernhurst series ‘Sailing to Win’, which also includes Helming to Win, Crewing to Win and Coach Yourself to Win. These books are new editions, released […]
Official Distributors for
What our Customers Say