Here is a small selection of useful sites to do with shell collecting.
British Shell Collectors’ Club
Learn about the activities of the enthusiastic shell club here in the UK.
A publisher with a huge range of books for the conchologist.
Conchologists of America (COA)
Lots of general information about shell collecting, plus details of the journal American Conchologist and the ever-popular listserv 'Conch-L'.
A site dedicated to one of our favourite families, run by the Italian collector Giancarlo Paganelli.
Hardy’s Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods
An on-line database of gastropods, including over 40,000 images.
Over 8500 pages of malacological lore, with an emphasis on American and western Atlantic marine molluscs but including many other topics for collectors, naturalists and zoologists.
Man and Mollusc
A resource site for students, educators, and anyone wanting to learn more about the fascinating world of molluscs.
A specialist book supplier in Italy, carrying an excellent range of books on shells.
Our favourite camping ground! Family-orientated, with excellent facilities – and great shell collecting!
The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
One of the oldest societies of its type in the world (founded 1876), concerned with the study of molluscs and in particular their conservation.
The Malacological Society of London
A scientific society dedicated to education and research concerning molluscs.