Nautilus Bookshop

Welcome to the Nautilus Bookshop – a collection of great reads to enjoy at sea and ashore. A partnership between Marine Society and Nautilus International, the bookshop stocks recent releases on a range of maritime topics, including ship histories, seafarer memoirs, studies of the Merchant Navy in wartime and even the occasional nautical novel.


The Book of the Month will feature a special discount during its respective month.


All the books here have been reviewed in the Nautilus Telegraph, and new titles are added each month.

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Celestial Navigation

Master the sextant in simple steps by Tom Cunliffe. 3rd edition published 03 July 2012.

The Heyday of Thames Pleasure Steamers

Sun, sea and steamers - the golden age is remembered fondly in this book.

The Lusitania Sinking

Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors

Escape Under Sail

Pursue Your Liveaboard Dream

Great Passenger Ships That Never Were

** Book of the Month for June **

Cutty Sark: The Last of the Tea Clippers

**Nautilus Telegraph's Book of the Month for April 2019** Learn about the eventful history...

Southern Thunder

The Royal Navy and the Scandinavian Trade in World War One. By Steve R. Dunn.

A Marine Artist’s Portfolio: The Nautical Paintings of Susanne Fournais

A contemporary artist producing paintings that show modern ships and this nicely produced ...

A Gross of Pirates

From Alfhild the Shield Maiden to Afweyne the Big Mouth. A carefully-researched history o...