The 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.

We know a lot about boating books and charts—and are ready to give you exceptional personal service, seven days a week. Can't find the book or chart you're looking for? See our link here to contact us. We KNOW we can help you.


Old conventional two-stroke marine engines are a source of water pollution as well as harmful greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions. The goal of the Clean Wake program is to retire and recycle these types of polluting marine engines and to encourage the uptake of cleaner and more efficient four-stroke alternatives.

Clean Wake works in partnership with Environment Canada, the Government of Canada's Department of the Environment, Honda Marine and the Federation of Ontario Cottager's Associations. Recreational boaters across Ontario can trade in their old two-stroke marine engines for a 10% discount on a new Honda four-stroke marine engine. For more information, see our link here.

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The Complete Log Book For Cruising Sailors

written by a sailor for sailors

a practical, easy-to-use yet thorough format to record all of the necessary information about your boat and any cruises you take – whether exploring home waters or voyaging to distant ports across the Great Lakes.

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