on the Shropshire Union Canal in south Cheshire

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  the widest selection of canal books, maps and guides


needlework kits and crafts

Opening hours  April - late October  Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00  Saturday, Sunday 10.00 - 5.00   Late Oct - Christmas  10.00 - 4.00 (closed Mon)  Site updated: 15 June 2021

Canal Shop

We specialise in gifts and books for canal and boating enthusiasts, occasional canal users, and those who enjoy being by the canal.

We stock:

Painted canal ware (Roses & Castles) - by local artist Jane Marshall

Brass plaques of local canals. Brasso

Windlasses, mooring chains and ropes, anti-vandal keys etc.

Canal tea towels

Mugs, coasters, teapot stands

Lots of exclusive Audlem gifts - mugs, coasters, Wentworth wooden jigsaws, fridge magnets, jams and marmalades, fudge, shortbread etc.

Paintings of canal scenes

Original watercolours by local artist Sheila M Webster, and paintings by other artists. Prints of canal scenes.

Canal and waterway books

We have the widest selection of canal guides and books anywhere.

We normally have over 500 titles available, including many out of print books, some reduced in price.  There are also more than 1500 secondhand canal books, including some rare titles.  Please ring us for that elusive book!

Most books are available through our website - Canal Book Shop


Gifts for all the family - too many to describe - plus jigsaws, pocket money toys, etc.