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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News & blog
This guest blog is from Lin Pardey, about Voyaging with Kids, a new book from Sara Dawn Johnson, Behan Gifford and Michael Robertson that the Pardeys are publishing. The overwhelmingly favorable reactions from early readers of Voyaging with Kids: a Guide to Family Life Afloat has prompted L&L Pardey Publications to create its first full […]
This is the August Long Weekend- and so on Monday is (what is known in Toronto, only) as John Graves Simcoe Day. Interestingly, the rest of Ontario’s municipalities chose to not honour Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant-Governor in this way. Simcoe is a fascinating character, with some tenuous but interesting maritime connections. He was born in […]