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    Welcome to the Marine Society Shop

    Marine Society Shop is here to support seafarer learning and professional development.

    Here you will find books and courses that will enable you to learn new skills, gain accredited qualifications and realise your full potential.

    We offer:

    • A wide range of maritime books: educational, technical and regulatory - we are an authorised distributor of the IMO, Nautical Institute and IMarEST
    • Flexible learning options, focussing on the needs of the maritime sector, covering personal development and degree courses.

    Our digital crew libraries are available to all shipping and crew management companies, allowing the crew to unwind and immerse themselves in a good book.

    Nautical books and more!

    Our nautical bookshop features books of interest to maritime professionals throughout the world. Whether you are studying or just curious, we have a wide range of marine books to suit your interest.

    We supply textbooks to global maritime academies and shipping fleets and are happy to source specialist libraries and reading lists.

    If you can't find the book you're interested in on our page, contact us and we will do our best to get it for you. Contact us at or on +44 (0)207 654 7012.

    We are also physical bookshop situated in our central London offices at 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW. We are open to the public between 9.00- 17.00, Monday to Friday. Please visit if you are nearby.

    Latest from our Blog

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    Updated 17 April 2020


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