Nautical books, sailing magazines, publishers

Here on, I have an extensive collection of sailing books reviewed for you. If you can't find there what you are looking for, you might want to check with specialist publishers. There are several ones the concentrate on nautical publications, such as cruising guides, maps and charts, or books on the history of sailing.

The following links should help you to identify publishing companies that try to meet every sailor's need. Have fun with this selection and let me know if you want others to be included!

Nautical Books, Charts and Cruise Guide Publishers
Adlard Coles Nautical - Located in Britain, this most classic publisher provides specialist books to a variety of topics.
Bluewater books and charts
Seaworthy publishes mostly books on cruising
Admiralty Charts and Publications, another firm from the UK. Includes good online offers.
John's Nautical Literature Page has reviews to sailing books and general information
Bookharbour provides books and charts as well as navigation tools and a selection of other sailing gear items
Imray sells books, charts and other nautical publications as well as software products for sailors
Reeds Nautical has an online bookshop with items to a large variety of topics
International Marine - books on boats, yachts and other sailing vessels
Nautical Mind bookseller and chart agent
Cruising guides, charts and nautical books focussing on the Southeast of the US
Seachest is the website of a specialist bookshop in Plymouth with a large range of books available online
Paradise Cay Publications sells sailing books
McBooks sells nautical books and books on military naval history
Boat-Links hosts a selection of electronic nautical books on this page
Not a bookshop or publisher, boatingvideos obviously sells boating-related videos
Warsash Nautical Books sells books, charts and nautical instruments online

Nautical and Sailing Literature
Joshua Slocum Society International commemorates the first man to sail the around the world alone
The C. S. Forester Society
The Arthur Ransome Site is dedicated to providing information on Arthur Ransome's books, his life, the locations and identities featured in his writings, and other Ransome-related information
A website dedicated to Patrick O'Brian and his work

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