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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

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Best Selling Items

Chronicles of Man Volume 3 - Illustrated History 1972 - 2014

Chronicles of Man Volume 3 - Illustrated History 1972 - 2014

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

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Chronicles of Man Volume 1 - Illustrated History 1900-1939

Chronicles of Man Volume 1 - Illustrated History 1900-1939

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

find out more

Chronicles of Man Volume 2 - Illustrated History 1940 - 1971

Chronicles of Man Volume 2 - Illustrated History 1940 - 1971

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

find out more

Archibald Knox Sunset Clock AK36

Archibald Knox Sunset Clock AK36

95.00

Archibald Knox re-production clock, Polished Pewter front. Features a Sunset made from different enamel shades. Quartz movement which takes an AA battery (included).

Archibald Knox was born in the Isle of Man of Scottish parenthood. His designs were synonymous with British Art Nouveau and he is regarded as being a prominent influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Celtic designs and calligraphy are world famous and iconic in the Isle of Man. Today both his art work for Liberty & Co and his watercolours are highly sought after.

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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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Scottish and Manx Lighthouses - A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the Stevensons.

Scottish and Manx Lighthouses - A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the Stevensons.

20.00

This is a compilation of glorious photographs of Scotland and the Isle of Man's marvellous lighthouse heritage. Join photographer Ian Cowe on a journey by foot, car, boat and helicopter around the stunning coastline of Scotland and the Isle of Man to capture this wonderful collection of images.

Learn about the exploits of the Stevensons who battled against the elements for over 150 years and the keepers who manned these inspirational sentinels of the sea. The story is brought right up to date with images of the work and people of the Northern Lighthouse Board in the 21st century.
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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 Maid II Mounted Print

Manx Maid II Mounted Print

35.00

Entitled "Diverted to Peel" this is the latest illustration in the Steam Packet series by artist Philip Welsh. It depicts the "Manx Maid II" arriving at Peel having been diverted from Douglas owing to severe easterly gales. This was a common practice when this combination of weather conditions occurred.

This Limited Edition Print of 30 is set into a cream card mount ready for framing.
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The Cosmopolitan Islander

The Cosmopolitan Islander

8.99

This is the author's debut novel and is inspired by her local and cosmopolitan journeys.

What if life as you know it was turned upside down? Would you still be the same person?

When Chloe is forced to leave behind her cosmopolitan life in London to move to a small island in the Irish Sea, she is faced with a myriad of challenges.

How will she and her family adapt to island life? Will she find new friends? What about her career? Most importantly, will the love of Chloe and her husband survive?

Join Chloe on her journey through her past and her present to make sense of her life, herself, her hopes, and dreams amid her personal upheaval.

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Isle of Man Tourist Map and Street Plans

Isle of Man Tourist Map and Street Plans

4.99

This map features places of tourist and historic interest, plus six town centre street maps.
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A New History of the Isle of Man Volume 3 - The Medieval Period 1000 - 1406

A New History of the Isle of Man Volume 3 - The Medieval Period 1000 - 1406

25.00

The reassessment of the medieval legacy of Man highlights the island's position as a cockpit of English, Scottish, Irish and Norwegian power-politics, exploring the multi-cultural traditions of Man, and reassessing the role it was to play throughout the medieval period as a focal point in a complex nexus of inter-relationships (linguistic, economic, ecclesiastical, political, military and so forth) which linked the various peoples of the British Isles and Scandinavia.

By bringing together the fruits of the labours of several scholars of international repute, some of whom are resident on the island, the comprehensive analysis provided in this volume marks a significant advance in the current level of understanding Manx history in the Middle Ages, forming a body of knowledge that will be of benefit both to Manx people and to the wider readership beyond its shores. Because of the specific requirements of documentary research in the medieval period, most of the work has been carried out by authorities in the field as an extension of their existing interests.
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Isle of Man - O.S. Landranger Map

Isle of Man - O.S. Landranger Map

7.99

IOM Ordnance Survey Landranger map which provides all the information you need to get to know the Island, whether you are a visitor or a local resident.
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New Products

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.
find out more

Archibald Knox Clock AK44

Archibald Knox Clock AK44

65.00

Archibald Knox re-production clock with polished pewter front. Features blue and green enamel and a copper face. Quartz movement which takes an AA battery (included).

Archibald Knox was born in the Isle of Man of Scottish parenthood. His designs were synonymous with British Art Nouveau and he is regarded as being a prominent influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Celtic designs and calligraphy are world famous and iconic in the Isle of Man. Today both his art work for Liberty & Co and his watercolours are highly sought after.
find out more

Archibald Knox Sunset Clock AK36

Archibald Knox Sunset Clock AK36

95.00

Archibald Knox re-production clock, Polished Pewter front. Features a Sunset made from different enamel shades. Quartz movement which takes an AA battery (included).

Archibald Knox was born in the Isle of Man of Scottish parenthood. His designs were synonymous with British Art Nouveau and he is regarded as being a prominent influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Celtic designs and calligraphy are world famous and iconic in the Isle of Man. Today both his art work for Liberty & Co and his watercolours are highly sought after.

find out more

Esses Magazine - Behind the Scenes with Norton at the Isle of Man TT

Esses Magazine - Behind the Scenes with Norton at the Isle of Man TT

10.00

Ever wondered exactly what it takes to put a factory race bike on the start line at the Isle of Man TT?

Ever wanted to know how a TT race bike is developed or what goes on in the mind of a racer seconds before the flag drops? Want to find out what the testing programme is like or how a rider prepares for the most famous race on Earth?

In this large format lifestsyle magazine the reader goes behind the scenes at the 2015 TT with unrivalled and exclusive access to all areas of Norton's set up its garage, pits, team and motorhome.

With unique insight from Norton's owner, Stuart Garner, as well as two-time TT-winner Cameron Donald and key members of Norton's race outfit, this publication tells the story of one of the most famous names in motorcycling and its obsession with the most famous race on the planet.

Interviews with other racers, as well as spectators, TT staff and residents of the island, this super-sized 132-page issue, printed on high quality paper, gives an insight into the most famous road race on the planet

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Chronicles of Man Volume 3 - Illustrated History 1972 - 2014

Chronicles of Man Volume 3 - Illustrated History 1972 - 2014

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

find out more

Chronicles of Man Volume 2 - Illustrated History 1940 - 1971

Chronicles of Man Volume 2 - Illustrated History 1940 - 1971

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

find out more

Chronicles of Man Volume 1 - Illustrated History 1900-1939

Chronicles of Man Volume 1 - Illustrated History 1900-1939

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

find out more

Scottish and Manx Lighthouses - A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the Stevensons.

Scottish and Manx Lighthouses - A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the Stevensons.

20.00

This is a compilation of glorious photographs of Scotland and the Isle of Man's marvellous lighthouse heritage. Join photographer Ian Cowe on a journey by foot, car, boat and helicopter around the stunning coastline of Scotland and the Isle of Man to capture this wonderful collection of images.

Learn about the exploits of the Stevensons who battled against the elements for over 150 years and the keepers who manned these inspirational sentinels of the sea. The story is brought right up to date with images of the work and people of the Northern Lighthouse Board in the 21st century.
find out more

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

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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Manx Maid II Mounted Print

Manx Maid II Mounted Print

35.00

Entitled "Diverted to Peel" this is the latest illustration in the Steam Packet series by artist Philip Welsh. It depicts the "Manx Maid II" arriving at Peel having been diverted from Douglas owing to severe easterly gales. This was a common practice when this combination of weather conditions occurred.

This Limited Edition Print of 30 is set into a cream card mount ready for framing.
find out more

The Cosmopolitan Islander

The Cosmopolitan Islander

8.99

This is the author's debut novel and is inspired by her local and cosmopolitan journeys.

What if life as you know it was turned upside down? Would you still be the same person?

When Chloe is forced to leave behind her cosmopolitan life in London to move to a small island in the Irish Sea, she is faced with a myriad of challenges.

How will she and her family adapt to island life? Will she find new friends? What about her career? Most importantly, will the love of Chloe and her husband survive?

Join Chloe on her journey through her past and her present to make sense of her life, herself, her hopes, and dreams amid her personal upheaval.

find out more

Three Legs Charm Bead

Three Legs Charm Bead

23.00

Crafted in the finest 925 Sterling Silver, this attractive 3 Legs Bead Charm has been especially made for Lexicon Bookshop and is presented in a black velvet pouch

Please note: bracelet is not included
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Manx Classics: The Folk-Lore of the Isle of Man

Manx Classics: The Folk-Lore of the Isle of Man

8.99

This is one of the earliest collections of the tales and legends unique to the Isle of Man. Collected and published by one of the founding fathers of Manx preservation. This volume features many stories and tales gathered together by the author from the people of the Island from both English and Manx sources. As it said in the original description: "Being an Account of Its Myths, Legends, Superstitions, Customs, and Proverbs, Collected from Many Sources; with a Genreral Introduction; and with Explanatory Notes to Each Chapter"
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Joey Dunlop "Once A King Always A King" Mounted Print

Joey Dunlop

25.00

Entitled "Once A King Always A King", this is a limited edition print of 295 by artist Stephen Doig. Double mounted with a thin blue bordering mount and surrounded by the white main mount.
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