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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

3 Legs of Man Mobile Phone Case

3 Legs of Man Mobile Phone Case

9.99

Hard Plastic case
Black Plastic around the edges
Easy access to all ports
Snap case attaches easily and securely

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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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Full Throttle - Robert Dunlop, Road Racing and Me

Full Throttle - Robert Dunlop, Road Racing and Me

9.99

'There were always just the two of them, Robert and Liam, and there wasn't one weekend when Robert went racing that Liam wasn't with him. They were a formidable force, and Robert only needed Liam in his corner, he didn't need anyone else.' Louise Dunlop, Robert's wife.

Liam Beckett wears many hats - plumber, footballer, manager, pundit, broadcaster and Black Santa. But it is perhaps as Robert Dunlop's mentor and mechanic that he is best known. When he offered a young Robert the use of a workshop at his house back in 1988, he didn't realise that it would mark the start of an extraordinarily successful working relationship that would last until Robert's tragic death at the NW200 in 2008.

Now, for the first time, Liam talks candidly about their incredible partnership - the struggle to get Robert to believe in himself; the long nights spent fettling the bikes; life on the road and in the paddock; and Dunlop's determination to race and to win, often in the face of unthinkable adversity. From the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix, to the Isle of Man TT and the racing in Macau, Liam was with Robert every step of the way - and this is the remarkable story of a life lived at full throttle, told in Liam's inimitable style. Including many intimate behind-the-scenes photos of Robert Dunlop, this riveting book is not to be missed.
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Official Isle of Man TT Programme 2016

Official Isle of Man TT Programme 2016

18.00

Full colour programme of all the events that are to be held over this year's TT Festival as well as all the usual features and interviews. Also included in the pack is the essential Official Race Guide and Spectator Course Guide.
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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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Three Legs / Celtic Knotwork Wine Glass Set

Three Legs / Celtic Knotwork Wine Glass Set

24.99

A pair of wine glasses 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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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 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 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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Douglas Bay Packaged Fridge Magnet

Douglas Bay Packaged Fridge Magnet

New Products

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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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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Full Throttle - Robert Dunlop, Road Racing and Me

Full Throttle - Robert Dunlop, Road Racing and Me

9.99

'There were always just the two of them, Robert and Liam, and there wasn't one weekend when Robert went racing that Liam wasn't with him. They were a formidable force, and Robert only needed Liam in his corner, he didn't need anyone else.' Louise Dunlop, Robert's wife.

Liam Beckett wears many hats - plumber, footballer, manager, pundit, broadcaster and Black Santa. But it is perhaps as Robert Dunlop's mentor and mechanic that he is best known. When he offered a young Robert the use of a workshop at his house back in 1988, he didn't realise that it would mark the start of an extraordinarily successful working relationship that would last until Robert's tragic death at the NW200 in 2008.

Now, for the first time, Liam talks candidly about their incredible partnership - the struggle to get Robert to believe in himself; the long nights spent fettling the bikes; life on the road and in the paddock; and Dunlop's determination to race and to win, often in the face of unthinkable adversity. From the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix, to the Isle of Man TT and the racing in Macau, Liam was with Robert every step of the way - and this is the remarkable story of a life lived at full throttle, told in Liam's inimitable style. Including many intimate behind-the-scenes photos of Robert Dunlop, this riveting book is not to be missed.
find out more

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 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.
find out more

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.


find out more

Official Isle of Man TT Programme 2016

Official Isle of Man TT Programme 2016

18.00

Full colour programme of all the events that are to be held over this year's TT Festival as well as all the usual features and interviews. Also included in the pack is the essential Official Race Guide and Spectator Course Guide.
find out more

Official TT Mobile Phone Case (Black)

Official TT Mobile Phone Case (Black)

9.99

Hard Plastic case
Black Plastic around the edges
Easy access to all ports
Snap case attaches easily and securely
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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.
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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.
find out more

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 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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