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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Recently, some fantastic new books have come into the store. New Editions Instant Weather Forecasting Alan Watts This is a fantastic resource for any sailor or cruiser. Each pair of pages discusses a type of weather, and provides a photographic example. This is a fantastic onboard reference for judging weather by sight, and is also […]
Several months ago in this blog we looked at the kinds of books and information that are needed to sail around the world. In Part I, we looked at Planning Basics. This was followed by a discussion of Charts, Cruising Guides and Pilots, and then Part III was Reference Books. Those blog posts assumed a […]
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