These days, the answer to the question “what is a book?” is certainly changing. And while the Nautical Mind is on the brink of offering e-books, we definitely have some pleasing book book alternatives that are anything but standard size. If you can’t make it to our old fashioned brick’n'mortar storefront to browse, go ahead and browse our online catalogue. Perfect for Christmas stockings, purses, book bags, hand luggage – not to mention cockpits and bunks – here are a few of the best:
Reeds Knot Handbook, new this year, is a perfect little item for pocket or bag, for anyone who’s trying to learn the ropes. Its step-by-step photos demonstrate how to tie the most useful knots—and also show what the finished product should look like. Reeds Skipper’s Handbook is more of a quick reference, bursting as it is with the critical basics of navigation, weather, anchoring, mooring, and more. The Boater’s Pocket Reference ranges a little further while remaining compact, covering boating terms, design, construction materials, the rules of the road, seamanship, weather, engines, electronics, and even more.