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In these pages I have listed all the UK waterways books (i.e. canal books and books about navigable rivers) that have come to my attention in both Title and Author order. If you would like a few suggestions for books you could add to the waterways section of your bookcase please see:- Selected Books.
Listings of current and past books relating to waterways, inland boating etc. that have come to my attention over the years. I do not have any books for sale myself but I do have links to other booksellers should you need a new or secondhand book.
Bibliography by Titles-A-to-C : 253 books in this category
Bibliography by Titles-D-to-K : 225 books in this category
Bibliography by Titles-L-to-R : 266 books in this category
Bibliography by Titles-S-to-Z : 299 books in this category
Bibliography by Authors A-to-C : 209 books in this category
Bibliography by Authors-D-to-K : 292 books in this category
Bibliography by Authors-L-to-R : 322 books in this category
Bibliography by Authors-S-to-Z : 241 books in this category
If you are looking for a book that relates to an individual navigable river or canal, including waterway history books, you can find them by selecting the appropriate waterway from the drop down list below and clicking the List button.
Books for an individual waterway
Books for which I have an ISBN identity (found in all recently published books) are listed under subject categories with direct links to on-line bookshops so you can order the book without having to search the whole site. Just click on the subject categories below to see the books for sale.
Maps & Guides - Nicholsons Guides
Maps & Guides - Pearson's Guides
Maps & Guides - Imray Guides
Maps & Guides - Other Guides
History - Building Canals
History - Working Canals
History - Reviving Canals
History - Regional
The IWA has an outstanding selection of waterways books on its web site which makes it a good place to start a search for books about canals and rivers. Their selection is reasonably priced and they often have special offers on selected titles. If you are looking for books about Non UK waterways (not covered on my books pages) they have a good range. In addition to a good selection of books, at good prices, buying through the IWA helps to fund the work of this waterways charity that has fought for the restoration, retention and maintenance of the waterways since 1946. Link to the IWA Shop
Specialist Book Sellers These companies specialise in books about the waterways new and secondhand.
If you can't find what you want from any of the above methods it always worth trying one of the online book sellers. A link to www.amazon.co.uk is below
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