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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ORCA - Broad Reach Foundation for Youth

Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Fundraiser with Eric Holden

Marguerite from Broad Reach writes: The support of the sailing community is the bloodline of our operations. Please join us and Eric Holden on 9 July 2015!   Broad Reach Foundation for Youth supports kids with many life challenges: poverty, broken family, health problems. We connect these kids with successful and good adults and teach them […]


Wood Storms, Beaufort Force 10 Cooking, & Thorny Paths — Neat New Books at the Nautical Mind

Here are some of the great new books we’ve got in stock this summer: Wood Storms | Wild Canvas – The Art of Godfrey Stephens by Gurdeep Stephens This book presents the works, sculptures and drawings of iconic West Coast sculptor, artist and boatbuilder Godfrey Stephens, as compiled by his niece. The photographs are beautiful, […]


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 Official Distributors for

International Maritime Organisation
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Witherby's Seamanship International
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.