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
We first met Paul Howard, Fiona McCall, and their two children Penny and Peter, when they sailed into Toronto Harbour in 1988, after a five-year round-the-world voyage in their 29-foot junk-rigged craft Lorcha. Crowds were on hand to greet them. Luckily for us, their publisher was on the ball, and we had copies on hand of […]
Help fellow seafarers find their way by adding guiding stars and reviews to your favourite books on nauticalmind.com — and get entered in a raffle with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. For every review you contribute, we’ll add your name to the raffle hat. You can even review charts or navigation tools if you want. […]