We launched over twenty years ago as an open store, with our initial stock founded upon the owner's collection. This was put together over many years of collecting world wide and had outgrown our house; when books were consigned to the basement - to make room for new nautical book arrivals - a decision -made by my wife of course- was made to go public. There are far fewer books of mine at home these days!
The collecting of all 'Nautical, Naval and Watery' subjects very rapidly led to a wide diversity of titles. We are particularly proud of our Sea Fiction collection. We are always buying, and have been very successful in servicing our clients' wants lists; we love to hear from people and are happy to discuss books in our field at any time. Please do contact!
Well, not really! Ours are 'conventional' glass and wood, one of two bookstores in a row - with some 25,000 books in the store at any one time. We do enjoy browsers stopping in. Open daily except Sunday so please visit if in town.
By Appointment or Chance . Usually Daily Monday to Saturday 1000-1600
We are always looking for Maritime books in very good condition, and would be pleased to review any collections or more unusual books offered for purchase.