Books that are duplicates or otherwise taken out of our collection are ready for your inspection! Books are generally in very good to excellent condition and would be wonderful additions to your own collections in selected topic areas. Our Book Sale offers topics in sailing and yachting, naval history, navigation and the history of sail. You can see the book lists here. Follow the instructions for ordering a book which are given on the first page of the pdfs. Treasure these books which were once owned as resources by maritime-history enthusiasts like yourself!
Museum members receive discounts on all Sea Chest purchases. All proceeds from the shop support the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits.
Discover a selection of books on the history of Los Angeles Harbor at the Sea Chest Gift Shop! To purchase, please visit the Museum during open hours from Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may also call the Museum at 310-548-7618.
Titles shown above, along with prices, are:
Hollywood to Honolulu: The Story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company by Gordon Gareeb and Martin Cox. $40.00
Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California by Ernest Marquez. $40.00
Port of Los Angeles: An Illustrated History from 1850 to 1945 by Ernest Marquez. $40.00
Point Fermin Lighthouse Families, 1874-1927 by Henrietta E. Mosely. $20.00
San Pedro, A Pictorial History (Updated through 1990) by Henry Silka. $40.00
The Sea Chest Gift Shop has more new and used books on maritime history–ideas for gifts and your browsing pleasure. Call the Museum at 310-548-7618 for more information.
Shopping for pre-owned maritime history books? Check here monthly for updates on new additions to our Used Book Shelves. The Sea Chest Gift Shop sells duplicates from the Library which are in good to very good condition. See the label for each book and a description below the images. Come into the Shop Tuesday through Sunday during Museum Open Hours or fill out your request to the Sea Chest Gift Shop using our online request form.
American Caesar Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 by William Manchester. $20.00
American Naval History by Jack Sweetman. $25.00
Anti-Submarine Warfare by J.R. Hill. $15.00
Boat Building with Plywood by Glen L. Witt. $10.00
The Decorative Arts of the Mariner by Gervis Frere-Cook. $60.00
Disaster Log of Ships by Jim Gibbs. $25.00
The 32-Gun Frigate Essex by Portia Takakjian $48.00
International Register of Historic Ships by Norman Brouwer. Second edition. $26.00
Monsoon Seas by Alan Villiers $32.00
The National Watercraft Collection by Howard I. Chapelle. $35.00
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea by Peter Kemp $47.00
A Panorama of Gaff Rig by John Leather and Roger M. Smith. $15.00
Patrick O’Brian’s Navy. $45.00
Sailing All Seas in the Idle Hour by Dwight Long $17.00
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder $21.00
Sons of Sinbad by Alan Villiers $13.00
Supership by Noel Mostert $22.00
The Sway of the Grand Saloon by John Malcolm Brinnin $43.00
Souvenir program 1997-98. The Whitbread. Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy. $5.00
U.S. Warships of World War I by Paul Silverstone. $35.00
If you’d like to purchase any of the above books, fill out your request to the Sea Chest Gift Shop using our online request form.
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