Bookharbour is part of Stanfords, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford.
Stanfords has been an essential first port of call for adventure and armchair travellers alike for more than a century. Their roll-call of customers past and present includes such famous names as Amy Johnson, David Livingstone, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, and even Sherlock Holmes.
At Bookharbour we sell an extensive range of nautical charts, nautical books, both paper charts and digital charts, navigation chartwork instruments, clocks and barometers from Weems Plath, marine sextants, Steiner binoculars, marine DVDs, courtesy flags and ensigns and marine software. We also offer suitable products for marine based courses such as the Royal Yachting Association range of boating courses.
We cater for first time boat buyers and owners of boats of all types and sizes and those who enjoy all types of other water sports. We have products to suit both coastal and ocean racing or cruising and inland waterways. We have a suitable range of products for all participating in RYA courses such as Yachtmaster, Day Skipper, Competent Crew, Motor Boating and Power Boating courses. As well as worldwide pilotage including Imray pilots, our worldwide coverage of nautical charts includes Imray, UK Hydrographic Office charts and Admiralty Leisure charts. Also available are digital charts and software from C-Map, Navionics, Garmin, Imray and Seapro.
We stock marine publications from all the well known marine publishers such as ADMIRALTY, Imray, Adlard Coles, Fernhurst Books, McGraw-Hill incorporating International Marine, Seafarer Books, RYA Publications, NV-Charts and Reeds Nautical Almanac. This includes titles from well known marine authors such as Tom Cunliffe and Sam Llewellyn.
Our comprehensive list covers a wide range of subjects including Marine Fiction, Navigation Training Books, Almanacs, Boat Maintenance and Repair, Marine Weather, Yacht Racing, Yacht Design, Pilots and Navigation Books, Cruising Companions, Cruising and Seamanship, Dinghy Sailing, Dinghy Racing, Racing Rules, Nautical Calendars, Navigation and Seamanship, Weather and Meteorology, Technical and Electrical Marine Books, Diesel Engines, Outboard Engines, Boat Building, Boat Repair and Renovation, Knots and Rope work, Astro Navigation, Log books, Books and Charts for Inland Waterways, Ocean Cruising, Power Boating and Motor Boating, Kayaking and Windsurfing.