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
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For Professional Mariners
IMDG Code, 2014 (ebook) KJ200ECAD $241.95Add to cart
On Board Training Record Book for Officers in Charge of an Engineering Watch (Engine Cadets)CAD $44.95Add to cart
Reed’s Volume 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine EngineersCAD $70.00Add to cart
SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Consolidated Edition, 2014 IF110ECAD $214.95Add to cart
For “Leisure” Sailors
Essential Canadian Charts
* A brief note on Canadian charts.
News & blog
In the previous two entries, we have discussed the planning documents, and charts and cruising guides that are necessary for sailing the world. In this entry, we will examine some of the reference books and guides that we strongly recommend to cruisers. When sailing the world- or even when doing relatively shorter cruises for example […]
This is the second in a series of blogs, discussing the necessary planning required before sailing around the world. In the previous entry, we looked at guides for more general planning, such as which routes to choose. This entry will look at resources for local planning, specifically charts, chartbooks, sailing directions, pilot and cruising guides. […]