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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Shiphandling – Passenger Ships Without Tugs

Written by an industry expert, this detailed, illustrated publication provides guidance an...

All in the Same Boat

The untold story of the British ferry crew who helped win the Falklands War by Warren Fitz...

Bell Rock Lighthouse

An Illustrated history by Michael Strachan

British Motor Fishing Vessels

A little gem of a book, a kind of ‘I spy’ of vessel types, ranging from the Looe Lugger t...

The Struggle for Sea Power: The Royal Navy vs The Word;

**Book of the month for August** Historian Dr Sam Willis describes the inherent challenges...

Handling Cargo: Freighters

American maritime history powerhouse William H. Miller has created a ‘voyage down maritime...

Going Bananas: My Trailing Career Volume 1

Did you know that the European Union is the largest consumer of bananas on the planet? Eve...

Lighthouses: Beacons of the Seas

'Lighthouses' celebrates 150 structures and the stunning vistas surrounding them. Taking e...

Mistress of Science

The story of the remarkable Janet Taylor, pioneer of sea navigation.

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge

**Nautilus Book of the Month for July** The seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady

U-Boat Assault on America

Why the US was Unprepared for War in the Atlantic