• Aqua Books (1999-2012) is now permanently closed. This site is for posterity only. Thank you for everything.
  • Coming May 2014 -

274 Garry St.
(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3

Tues-Sat 11am-9pm
Sun-Mon Closed


We accept Interac, Visa and Mastercard too

What people are saying:

Your place is my venue of choice when the question is, “where should we go?” and here is why: 1) It is not pretentious, stuck-up, snobby, or takes itself seriously in any way; 2) Maintains a balanced sense of arts and culture in Winnipeg, without going down the path described in (1) that most places have; 3) Food is reasonably priced. And considering the quality, is downright cheap; 4) I can eat there (gluten-free options), and peanut allergy people can relax and eat there too, as can those avoiding dairy, like vegans; it truly is amazing how accessible your menu is.; 5) Open late; 6) On several good bus routes, and if not taking a bus, the parking options are reasonable. I could go on, but I’m sensing your ego might just explode. You and Candace have done an amazing job. Your place is EXACTLY the kind of place that Winnipeg needed. - Helen Konrad, Wolseley


PLEASE NOTE: Due to our upcoming move and restaurant opening (back-breaking renovations/mind-numbing details/etc.), we will only be putting fifty books on this page weekly (instead of the usual hundred or so) until after our move in March 2008. There are still lots of new books going out on the shelves, but this page doesn't build itself every week I'm afraid.

(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email


History of Philosophy: Great Thinkers from 600 BC to the Present Day - Martyn Oliver (out of print)


The Birth of France: Warriors, Bishops and Long-Haired Kings - Katharine Scherman (out of print)


Warlords: Ancient, Celtic, Medieval - Tim Newark (out of print)


Janet Marsh's Nature Diary


Through the Jingle Jungle: The Art and Business of Making Music for Commercials, Steve Karmen


City of the Rivers (published by Manitoba Bureau of Travel and Publicity, 1958)


Nicholas Nickleby for Boys and Girls - retold for children by Alice Jackson


The Man Born to be King - Dorothy Sayers ($12, 1954)


The Seaside - Sarah Howell

Also new this week



Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
The Faulkner Reader
Sweeter Than All the World, Rudy Wiebe
The Piano Man's Daughter, Timothy Findley
My Son's Story, Nadine Gordimer
Brick Lane, Monica Ali
Everyone Worth Knowing, Lauren Weisberger (January 2007)
There Was No Path So I Trod One: Poems by Edwina Gateley (out of print)
In the Clearing, Robert Frost
Favourite Summer Stories from Front Porch Al, Alan Maitland (out of print)
Rumpole and the Angel of Death, John Mortimer
The Ark, Ben Jeapes (out of print)
vols. 1-4 of The Secret of the Unicorn Queen (out of print)
The Bellmaker, Brian Jacques
Metaphase, Vonda McIntyre (out of print)
The Deepest Sea, Charles Barnitz (very scarce)



A Community of Character, Stanley Hauerwas
Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Ryrie Study Bible: NAS
Theology of the New Testament: Volume 1, Rudolf Bultmann
Instead of Death, William Stringfellow
My People is the Enemy: An Autobiographical Polemic, William Stringfellow
Slavery and Freedom, Nikolai Berdyaev (out of print)
The Feast of Fools, Harvey Cox
Conflict as the Beginning of Peace: Experiences in Serving Aid to Refugees from East Timor
Living a Life that Matters, Harold Kushner
First Things First, Stephen Covey
The Spanish Armadas, Winston Graham
The Great Admirals, Richard Hough
Baseball for the Love of It: Hall of Famers Tell It Like It Was, Anthony Connor
On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy, Eric Lax
Virginia Woolf meets Charlie Brown, David Read
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir, Wayne Johnston
O Little Town: Remembering Life in a Prairie Village, Harlo Jones (out of print, signed)
Pelicans to Polar Bears: Watching Wildlife in Manitoba, Catherine Senecal
100 Years of Caring: The History of the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg 1883-1983 , Lesley Thomson (out of print, $10 at Aqua, $25 at Burton Lysecki)
Road to the Forks: A History of the Community of Fort Garry, Nan Shipley
The History of Japanese Canadians in Manitoba ($20, very scarce)
The Manitoba School Song Book (1950, reinforced with red tape, otherwise good)

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"9.369133 5.78 9.369480 5.78 9.369827 5.78 9.370174 5.78", Field Engineering: Vol II Tables, Searles, Ives, and Kissam

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