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Welcome to the website of Marine & Cannon Books, Naval, Military & Aviation Booksellers. We hope you enjoy your visit and will wish to make us a regular port of call.

Marine & Cannon Books was established in February 1983 and specialize in Naval, Maritime, Military & Aviation fine and rare Antiquarian and Out-of-Print Books and Ephemera - the latter including original Manuscripts, Engravings, Postcards & Photographs, etc. We are members of the ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association) and ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) so you can buy with confidence. All payments are made via Google Wallet and your personal and credit or debit card details enjoy full security.

We operate two departments, one dealing with Naval & Maritime items (Michael Nash) ; the other dealing with Military & Aviation items (Diane Churchill-Evans) - see below. We hold a stock of some 30,000 books but not every title is on this website, so if after browsing you are unable to find the title you are looking for please contact us and we will see if we can help you. 

We issue two or three, free, 120-page catalogues per annum with a selection of books & ephemera in our subject fields. If you care to send us your name and address we will be delighted to add you to our mailing list and will send you a copy of our current catalogue. All of our octavo (and smaller) format books with dust jackets have their jackets protected with the finest quality sleeves which we specially import from California. Many of our large format books are also protected in this manner.

If you have books for sale in our subject areas please contact us with details. We are always interested in buying good quality single items or large collections and libraries, and for the latter we can arrange to visit and collect. If you have books for sale we would be very pleased to hear from you.

We hope you enjoy browsing through our website. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our aim is to provide you with a first rate friendly and reliable service.

Best regards,

Michael & Diane. 


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Marine & Cannon Books
Naval & Maritime Books
3, Marine Road
Wirral  CH47 2AS

Contact: Michael Nash

Tel: 0151 632 5365
Fax:  0151 632 6472


 Marine & Cannon Books
Military & Aviation Dept
Square House Farm
Tattenhall Lane
Cheshire  CH3 9NH

Contact: Diane Churchill-Evans

Tel: 01829 771 109
Fax: 01829 771 991