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Who We Are

Nautical Mind Bookstore Staff, Fall 2017The Nautical Mind Bookstore has been serving customers far and wide from our waterfront shop in downtown Toronto for more than a quarter of a century. Independently owned and operated from the start, our emphasis has always been on building a truly comprehensive list of nautical titles and on providing knowledgeable, courteous, and speedy service—whether you walk in our door or order online from one of the four corners of the earth.

Our goal is to get you the publications you need to help you troubleshoot the engine, move to the top of the fleet, swoon over classic yachts, find a good harbour, abandon ship, remember the rules of the road, buy a boat—or successfully plan, complete, or dream about any other nautical endeavour.

You can get to know a little about each crew member and their books of choice in the Personal Favourites section of our Holiday Selection.


Mailing Address:

Nautical Mind Bookstore
249 Queen’s Quay West
Unit 108
Toronto ON  M5J 2N5

Lat/Long: 43° 38.30′ N , 79° 23.17′ W
Toll Free: 1-800-463-9951
Local & Overseas: (+1) 416-203-1163
Fax: (+1) 416-203-0729
Web: www.NauticalMind.com
Email: books@nauticalmind.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NauticalMind
Twitter: @NauticalMind
Google+: +NauticalMind
Yelp!: yelp.com/biz/the-nautical-mind-toronto
foursquare: foursquare.com/nauticalmind


We are located at 249 Queen’s Quay West: on Toronto’s waterfront on the west side of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral, one block west of Harbourfront.

There is meter parking in front of the store, a garage under the Hotel, and several pay lots within a couple of blocks.

To get here via TTC, take the street car from Union Station to Rees Street.

Hours of Operation

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Our adjusted business hours are:

  • Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed Sundays
  • Hours may differ on certain days, please call ahead to be sure.


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