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“Large stock of marine books.”

Sea Chest Nautical Bookshop
Ranked #27 of 46 Shopping in Plymouth
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 754 helpful votes
“Large stock of marine books.”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

You probably wouldn't come over here unless you already have an interest in sailing, the Navy or the sea. This traditional shop in a unit under the Royal Western specialises in charts and similar navigational materials but more than half the shop is given over to a large and interesting selection of fiction and non fiction books. I have bought several times from here and spent many happy times just browsing. This is a welcoming shop run by a helpful well informed approachable older couple.

Visited July 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
117 attraction reviews
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“Very useful and friendly.”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Although a lot of this stuff can be purchased on line, it is still good to be able to buy straightaway from a shop like this within yards of the Marina. I have bought navigational software, hard copy charts and several books new and second books. I recommend this shop. Check out the opening hours.

Visited June 2014
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5 Thank JoeS424
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1,112 reviews
387 attraction reviews
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“Good specialist bookshop.”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

As lifelong leisure sailors and frequent users of QAB we have been in here often. It is well stocked, well informed and always helpful. Even if you are not an active sailor this is an interesting place to browse and lots to catch your curiosity.

Visited March 2014
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6 Thank HillyCirencester
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,257 helpful votes
“Sea Chest Bookshop”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Well established nautical book and chart shop, on the ground floor of the Dolphin Building in QAB under the Royal Western Yacht Club. Friendly staff with an established online trade, this is still an interesting and useful shop with a huge stock of new and used books with a die selection of titles but with a predominance of yachting and in particular cruising titles. Very convenient for visiting yachtsmen but there is ample free parking closely within QAB.

Visited March 2014
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5 Thank ChasC_12
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