The Canal Junction Bookshop
Buy books, maps & guides about UK canal and rivers
The Canal Junction Bookshop offers a wide selection of books on the UK’s canals, rivers, and inland waterways. With books covering everything from history and engineering; owning a boat and living aboard to leisure activities and wildlife, you’ll find something to suit your interests.
Planning a canal barge or boating holiday?
If you’re planning a holiday on the canals, our maps & guidebooks can help you plan your route and find the best places to moor along the way. They can also provide you with information on the local communities and attractions, so you can make the most of your time on the waterways.
Canal History Books
In addition to guidebooks and maps, we have a wide selection of books on the history of canals and the people who built them. These books offer a fascinating look at the canals’ past and how they’ve shaped the communities that surround them. Whether you’re interested in the industrial revolution or just love learning about the history of your favourite waterway, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest at the Canal Junction Bookshop.
Books for boat owners
Whether you’re a seasoned boater or just starting out and planning to ‘live aboard’, you’ll find everything you need to make your canal adventure a success. We have books on boat build, maintenance and DIY as well as cruising guides and log books.
Gifts for boaters and walkers
Find the perfect gift for any canal enthusiast, anyone who lives aboard a canal boat or planning a holiday on the waterways. Not only do our range of maps and guides help you navigate the network of canals, but they also have a wealth of resources on the history of canals and the communities that have grown up around them.
So, whether you’re planning a holiday or a boat owner and a casual reader or an avid enthusiast, The Canal Junction Bookshop has something for everyone – so come explore our vast selection today!
Our Canal & Waterways Books Maps & Guides
Maps & Guidebooks
Planning your next boating holiday or canal voyage? Look no further than our range of canal and waterways maps and guides. With detailed maps of the UK's rivers, canals and waterways, you can easily find the perfect route for boating trip.
Owning a Boat
Owning a boat can be an incredibly rewarding experience, allowing you to explore the world in ways that would otherwise be impossible. Whether you're looking for a narrowboat, barge, cruiser, or even a houseboat, there are plenty of options available to suit your needs.
The history and heritage of canals in the UK is a fascinating topic that takes us back to the time of the industrial revolution. Canals were crucial for the transportation of goods and raw materials across the country during this period, and their construction was a feat of engineering that revolutionised the way we think about transportation.
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