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Welcome To:   The Lexicon Bookshop

Welcome To:

The Lexicon Bookshop

Specialists in Manx Books, Souvenirs & Gifts.



Founded in 1936, the Lexicon is the Isle of Man's longest established bookseller and we hold out the promise to customers who visit our shop of extraordinary discoveries within the friendly and relaxed surroundings of a traditional family owned shop.

We specialise in books, gifts and souvenirs with a local interest. Currently there are an unprecedented number of books being published covering all aspects of life past and present in the Isle of Man. In addtion, there are a wide range of DVDs, CDs, calendars, models, gifts and souvenirs.

We hope that you enjoy browsing our website and all of the items featured can be purchased online using our secure shopping cart system.

You can also follow us on both Facebook & Twitter @lexiconbookshop

Gura mie eu / Thankyou

Best Selling Items

Three Legs of Man Pendant

Three Legs of Man Pendant

23.00

Crafted in the finest 925 Sterling Silver, this attractive 3 Legs Pendant has been especially made for Lexicon Bookshop. It comes with a 16" sterling silver chain and is presented in a red and gold gift box
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Isle of Man Nostalgic Transport Calendar 2017

Isle of Man Nostalgic Transport Calendar 2017

6.99

The 12 photographs portray nostalgic images from the Isle of Man's air, sea and rail networks and has been produced exclusively by the Lexicon Bookshop. The calendar runs from January 2017 to December 2017.
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In Douglas Bay 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

In Douglas Bay 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

19.99

Two views of Douglas Bay, one taken in 1983 and the second in 1999.

Not suitable for under 36 months
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Three Legs / Celtic Knotwork Square Night Light Candle Holder

Three Legs / Celtic Knotwork Square Night Light Candle Holder

14.99

A square glass night light candle holder in a presentation box
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Isle of Man Ordnance Survey Landranger Map

Isle of Man Ordnance Survey Landranger Map

8.99

Isle of Man Ordnance Survey Landranger map (this edition was published 24/02/16) which provides all the information you need to get to know the Island, whether you are a visitor or a local resident. This latest edition also includes an access code to download the map onto your smartphone or tablet.
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Three Legs of Man Pewter Pocket Watch

Three Legs of Man Pewter Pocket Watch

28.00

This quartz movement pewter pocket displaying a Celtic surround and the Three Legs of Man has been designed especially for Lexicon Bookshop. The watch is supplied in a presentation box.
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Isle of Man Revisited

Isle of Man Revisited

40.00

After seeing exhibitions of photography for the first time in New York in 1969, Manxman, Chris Killip, decided to return to the Isle of Man to photograph the place he knew and cared about.

Thirty years after the publication of the resulting first Isle of Man book, he was in the process of preparing for his retrospective exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Germany and started to re-examine his Isle of Man negatives. He hadn’t had an occasion to think about this work since the first edition of the book was published in 1980. Going through these negatives again he found new images that he now liked, but at the time had overlooked or had not used for reasons that now mystify him. He ended up with 250 photographs that he now thinks of as his Isle of Man archive.

This new version of Isle of Man draws from that archive. The 81 black and white photographs in this edition keep, more or less, to the same order as the original book but he has changed some of the images, added thirty others, and printed them all larger.

The result is a stunning "coffee table" book showing life in the Isle of Man in the early 1970s.

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Manx Electric Railway Tramcar No.7 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Manx Electric Railway Tramcar No.7  1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

19.99

Manx Electric Railway "Tunnel" power car No.7, built by G F Milnes in 1894, is captured just past the once busy Howestrake Holiday Camp heading south towards Derby Castle.

Not suitable for children under 36 months


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Three Legs / Celtic Knotwork Round Dram Glass

Three Legs / Celtic Knotwork Round Dram Glass

6.99

Round dram glass in a presentation box
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The Island Kitchen - Appetising Recipes From the Isle of Man's Finest Chefs and Restaurants.

The Island Kitchen - Appetising Recipes From the Isle of Man's Finest Chefs and Restaurants.

19.50

The Isle of Man has a rapidly growing international reputation for its outstanding food and drink. Traditionally known for its excellent kippers, the Island also boasts some of the finest seafood anywhere. This lavishly illustrated book portrays the high standard of cuisine that can be found on the Isle of Man, showcasing signature dishes from the Island's best chefs and restaurants using the abundant, high quality produce that the Isle of Man is renowned for.
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Isle of Man Population Atlas

Isle of Man Population Atlas

15.00

This Atlas explores some of the most important issues facing the Isle of Man as we approach the 2020s. The Island's Chief Minister is on record as having said that: "The biggest threat to the social and economic future of the Isle of Man.... (is) the demographic reality that our nation is growing older".

The Island's population is vulnerable in other ways too. Between 2006 and 2011 a new trend emerged: the net migration loss of young adults in the 20-24 age range. Since 2011, several indicators suggest that this migration trend has not only continued but that population growth has come to an end. A 23% decline in the number of births since 2010 adds another dimension to the Island's population picture.

This Atlas captures and presents the population through more than 130 imaginative maps and graphs and offers an authoritative commentary on a wide range of population issues.


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New Products

Showroom Condition 1960 - 1980 - An Automotive History Through the Lenses of Manx Press Pictures.

Showroom Condition 1960 - 1980 - An Automotive History Through the Lenses of Manx Press Pictures.

18.00

Showroom Condition takes you back to the cars that you owned, the cars you wished you had owned, and cars that you wish you hadn't!

Featuring 173 images of period advertising, launch parties and publicity shots, the island's garage showrooms, sporting action and motor shows, brief marque histories for 31 manufacturers from Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen alongside additional images of exotica such as Lamborghini and Rolls Royce.

Manx Press Pictures cameramen not only shot at locations throught the Isle of Man but also covered events such as Earls Court and the Welsh Rally.

Remember the classic vehicles of the period together with nostalgic shots of garage showrooms such as Athol Garage, E B Christian's, Island Garages , J R Moore's, Mylchreest Motors, W H Shimmin and Westminster Motors
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Isle of Man TT 2016 Official review

Isle of Man TT 2016 Official review

16.99

Includes bonus disc with 2 hours of awesome extras - Michael Dunlop's full 133.962mph Senior TT lap record

The exhilarating Isle of Man TT 2016 saw nearly every record in the book smashed, and smashed again in two weeks of sensational action that wasn't without it's controversy. With wall-to-wall sunshine from day one of qualifying through, almost, to Senior race day conditions were better than any other meeting in recent memory and the stars of real road racing made the most of them.

Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson laid down the early markers in qualifying, with Dunlop shocking the paddock by throwing in a seemingly casual 133mph lap in qualifying - the first at the TT over the magic 133mph barrier. That set the tone for race week and it became very much the Michael and Ian show as they constantly pushed each other to greater exertions in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock races. With two superb riders, on very evenly matched machines and in the form of their lives records were smashed into dust and the crowds were thrilled by spectacles of skill and technique on nearly every lap.

Not to be outdone, Ben and Tom Birchall snatched the sidecar lap record from Dave Molyneux, just a year after he took it from Nick Crowe who’d held it for nearly a decade, although it was John Holden and Andy Winkle who took a very popular win in the first sidecar race of the week.

Ivan Lintin made history in the Lightweight TT by taking the first back-to-back wins in the class, no mean feat with so many talented riders on highly competitive machines desperate for the win.

Sit back and enjoy the fastest TT ever, filmed from multiple vantage points, and hosted once more by Craig Doyle, James Whitham, Steve Parrish and former Senior TT winner Steve Plater - this is the essential memento of a truly remarkable TT meeting.

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Turrys CD

Turrys CD

10.99

Ruth Keggin is the pure and passionate Gaelic voice of the Manx musical renaissance and on this 10 track CD she performs traditional and contemporary songs and tunes from the Isle of Man.
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In Douglas Bay 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

In Douglas Bay 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

19.99

Two views of Douglas Bay, one taken in 1983 and the second in 1999.

Not suitable for under 36 months
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Manx Electric Railway Past & Present

Manx Electric Railway Past & Present

19.95

The Manx Electric Railway is famous as a Victorian survival but the fact is not as simple as it seems.The unique
tramway, like any other, exists to take people where they want to go. Without passengers there would be no tramway and so the MER has survived by adapting.

Covering the eighteen miles from Douglas to Ramsey, this book contains a fascinating collection of old and new photographs. Wherever possible the new photographs have been taken from the same vantage point as the old and so show what has altered as well as what has stayed the same.


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All Round Guide to the Isle of Man Coastal Path - Raad ny Foillan - Way of the Gull

 All Round Guide to the Isle of Man Coastal Path - Raad ny Foillan - Way of the Gull

9.95

The Raad ny Foillan is a 100 mile coastal footpath which offers great contrasts in scenery - from craggy cliffs to gently sloping low land, from sandy beaches to idyllic countryside. It transverses valleys, glens, open moorland and hill peaks with commanding views.

This guide divides the Raad ny Foillan into 14 sections with clear navigation instructions, maps, photographs and lots of practical information.
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3 Legs of Man with Background Mobile Phone Case

3 Legs of Man with Background Mobile Phone Case

9.99

Hard Plastic case with a stunning image transferred.
Black Plastic around the edges
Easy access to all ports
Snap case attaches easily and securely

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Locomotive No 4, Loch, 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Locomotive No 4, Loch, 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

19.99

Built by Beyer Peacock in 1894, Isle of Man Railway's Locomotive No. 4 , Loch, is captured pulling away from Castletown station.

Not suitable for children under 36 months.
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Isle of Man Nostalgic Transport Calendar 2017

Isle of Man Nostalgic Transport Calendar 2017

6.99

The 12 photographs portray nostalgic images from the Isle of Man's air, sea and rail networks and has been produced exclusively by the Lexicon Bookshop. The calendar runs from January 2017 to December 2017.
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Isle of Man TT - The Golden Years Volume 2 - 1947 - 1962

Isle of Man TT - The Golden Years Volume 2 - 1947 - 1962

16.00

The Isle of Man TT motorcycle races, with an unrivalled history dating back to the first event of 1907, have proved more enduring than any comparable fixture in motor sport. The outbreak of World War Two in 1939 meant a seven-year break in racing, but happily the TT was revived in 1947 to grow bigger than ever.

When the FIM world championships were inaugurated in 1949, the TT was the most demanding and important round in the calendar. In 1957 the TT’s Golden Jubilee saw 15 different manufacturers represented in the five-race programme. Going into the 1960s, the arrival of Japanese makers determined to prove their products on the Isle of Man’s unique Mountain Course greatly enlivened the racing.

Like the images in The Golden Years Volume One (1913-1939), the evocative photos here in Volume Two (1947-1962) are selected from the huge collection amassed over decades by the Douglas-based Keig photographic business.
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Isle of Man Population Atlas

Isle of Man Population Atlas

15.00

This Atlas explores some of the most important issues facing the Isle of Man as we approach the 2020s. The Island's Chief Minister is on record as having said that: "The biggest threat to the social and economic future of the Isle of Man.... (is) the demographic reality that our nation is growing older".

The Island's population is vulnerable in other ways too. Between 2006 and 2011 a new trend emerged: the net migration loss of young adults in the 20-24 age range. Since 2011, several indicators suggest that this migration trend has not only continued but that population growth has come to an end. A 23% decline in the number of births since 2010 adds another dimension to the Island's population picture.

This Atlas captures and presents the population through more than 130 imaginative maps and graphs and offers an authoritative commentary on a wide range of population issues.


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Jetmalew's Futher Island Adventures

Jetmalew's Futher Island Adventures

6.99

On the Island at Fairy Bridge, Jetmalew is dreaming of another exciting adventure, With his strong friend Muscle Marown and the prettiest shell on the Island, they visit the gardens with the big waterwheel. On this day the funfair has just arrived. This is where Jetmalew's further Island adventures begin.....
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Isle of Man Revisited

Isle of Man Revisited

40.00

After seeing exhibitions of photography for the first time in New York in 1969, Manxman, Chris Killip, decided to return to the Isle of Man to photograph the place he knew and cared about.

Thirty years after the publication of the resulting first Isle of Man book, he was in the process of preparing for his retrospective exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Germany and started to re-examine his Isle of Man negatives. He hadn’t had an occasion to think about this work since the first edition of the book was published in 1980. Going through these negatives again he found new images that he now liked, but at the time had overlooked or had not used for reasons that now mystify him. He ended up with 250 photographs that he now thinks of as his Isle of Man archive.

This new version of Isle of Man draws from that archive. The 81 black and white photographs in this edition keep, more or less, to the same order as the original book but he has changed some of the images, added thirty others, and printed them all larger.

The result is a stunning "coffee table" book showing life in the Isle of Man in the early 1970s.

find out more

Isle of Man Summits - Easy Walking of 28 Summits Over 1,000 Feet.

Isle of Man Summits - Easy Walking of 28 Summits Over 1,000 Feet.

4.95

This book describes the easy walking routes to all the accessible summits (28 of them) over 1,000 feet on the Isle of Man. By using the book, you will be rewarded with breath-taking views over tens of miles and you will be treading routes that few others take, even though they are readily reached by a short journey from a nearby road.
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Isle of Man Road Services

Isle of Man Road Services

15.00

2016 is the 40th anniversary of Isle of Man Transport when the Isle of Man's two bus fleets, Douglas Corporation Transport and Isle of Man Road Services, were amalgamated under government control.

This fully illustrated (colour and black and white) book features the famous 'red buses' of Isle of Man Road Services. Primarily operating outside Douglas, the Road Services' fleet was once a familiar sight on Manx roads and covered a comprehensive network of routes which reached all but the most remote corners of the island.

Always maintained in a smart and tidy condition, Road Services gave sterling service to the Isle of Man from the late 1920s until nationalisation in October 1976. Viewed with great affection by both residents and visitors to the island, the operation was highly regarded by other transport undertakings throught the British Isles and beyond.
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