Used, Rare and Out-of-print Nautical and Maritime Books
Columbia Trading Company offers used, out-of-print, rare and selected new nautical and maritime books to readers and collectors
of ocean exploration and naval history, yachting and cruising, shipbuilding and design, ship modeling, navigation and seamanship, diving, ocean liners, warships, the merchant marine and nautical fiction.
Sad to say, we are
reluctantly withdrawing from the business of selling nautical books and
artifacts. While the sale of Columbia
Trading Co. as an entity would be more to our liking – and we are still open to
offers for this modest but viable enterprise – we will be selling off our
entire inventory gradually over the rest of the year.
have been reduced by about one-third -- and then by an additional 20% on this secure
website and in our
shop, thus 50% off on direct sales
Please feel free to give us a
call about specific items desired, or type in the relevant words (title,
author, subject matter, publisher, etc.) under “storewide search” on thiswebsite. Should you find yourself visiting
our shop on Cape Cod this summer or fall, you
will encounter hundreds of additional maritime books priced $1 to $3 – and some
quirky stuff besides.
Our West Barnstable shop (Exit 5 from Cape Cod's Mid-Cape Highway - Route 6) also displays the full spectrum of ship models, artwork, artifacts and distinctive gifts listed here -- and more besides.
North American representative of LTYachting Editions, Franco-Italian publishers of definitive, high-quality books on yacht history and design.
Member, Massachusetts & Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers (MARIAB)