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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Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

'We are celebrating a hundred years since independence this year: how would you like to tr...

The Aberdeen Line

George Thompson Jnr's Incomparable Shipping Line

Wartime Standard Ships

This new book tells the remarkable story of the design and construction of the many mercha...

Elements of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy (Third Edition)

A well-known textbook for students preparing for Officer of the Watch qualifications and m...

The Shipwreck Hunter

A lifetime of extraordinary discoveries on the ocean floor. Expertise that helped find the...

RMS Queen Mary: The Final Voyage

The last great journey of the beloved liner.

Atlantic Container Line 1967 - 2017, A 50 Year Journey of Innovative Excellence

Atlantic Container Line was a pioneer in the cargo revolution of the 1960s and this book c...

Sailing Ships of the Bristol Channel

Sailing Ships of the Bristol Channel brings all of the salt-stained heritage, courage and ...

A History of The Royal Navy: Women and the Royal Navy

As nurses, `Jenny Wrens', and above all as wives and mothers, women have quietly kept the ...

Last Voyage to Wewak

A tale of the Sea, West Africa to South Pacific

Pilot Ladder Manual: Advanced Edition

This guide sets out the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when pre...