CURRENT EVENTS

  • Aqua Books (1999-2012) is now permanently closed. This site is for posterity only. Thank you for everything.
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274 Garry St.
(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3
204-943-7555

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

EMAIL
kelly@aquabooks.ca

We accept Interac, Visa and Mastercard too

What people are saying:

I used to come into your bookstore all the time on Princess. Now I live in Tokyo. The sad part about living in Tokyo is that I can't eat at EAT!. I just wanted to congratulate you on your great success with Aqua! It sounds as though things are going really great for you, and the business/thought-fostering centre/restaurant establishment is the thing my dreams are made of. I think that the community that you are helping to foster in Winnipeg is inspiring. If I was still living in Winnipeg, I'd probably never leave your store (provided there's a public bathroom). Anyway, Aqua Books is probably the thing about Winnipeg I miss most. I loved walking from my apartment in the Exchange to your store on the weekends to wither away the hours. It always smelled good in there. Does the Garry St. location smell equally good? I bet it does. - Lauren U., Tokyo

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 2/9/09


(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email kelly@aquabooks.ca.)

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Tongue First: Adventures in Physical Culture - Emily Jenkins (out of print)

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Check the Oil: Gas Station Collectibles with Prices - Scott Anderson (out of print)

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Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon - Wayne Koestenbaum (out of print)

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Mosaic Workshop: Designing and Creating Mosaics - Emma Biggs/Tessa Hunkin (out of print)

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Adapter Kit Mexico: Living Like a Local - Ken Luboff

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Lonely Planet's World Food Greece (out of print)

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Honga's Lotus Petal: Pan-Asian Cuisine - Honga Im Hopgood ($20)

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Becoming Vegetarian - Vesanto Melina/Brenda Davis

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Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking - Andreas Viestad (out of print)

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The Last King of Scotland - Giles Foden

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Galileo's Mistake: The Archaeology of a Myth - Wade Rowland (out of print)

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All the Fine Young Eagles: Canada's Second World War Fighter Pilots - David Bashow (out of print)

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Dante - R.W.B. Lewis

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Mao Zedong - Jonathan Spence

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Abraham Lincoln - Thomas Keneally

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks, Robertson Davies (hardcover, out of print)
Beautiful Losers, Leonard Cohen
The River Horsemen, David Williams (out of print)
Return Fare, John Lane
Luna, Sharon Butala
A Line Below the Skin, Fran Muir
Blasphemer's Wheel, Patrick Friesen (poetry)
Hypnotic Childhood, Martin Durkin (poetry)
Psychic Unrest, Lillian Allen (poetry, out of print)
Ferry Woman's History of the World, Susan Andrews Grace (poetry, out of print)
The Blue Field, Barbara Klar (poetry, out of print)
Ghost Country, Steve Noyes (poetry)
Dwell, Jeff Derksen (poetry)
In a Small House on the Outskirts of Heaven, Tom Wayman (poetry)
The Dominion of Love: An Anthology of Canadian Love Poems, ed. Tom Wayman
Seventy-One Poems for People, George Bowering (out of print)
Bring Me Your Passion, Don Bailey (out of print)
The Dancing Chicken, Susan Musgrave (out of print)
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place, Malcolm Lowry (out of print)
October Ferry to Gabriola, Malcolm Lowry (out of print)
Ultramarine, Malcolm Lowry
Dvorak in Love, Josef Skvorecky
Jewels, David Carpenter (out of print)
Death-Watch, Jacques Brault (Quebec, trans.)
Words and Music, Louise Maheux-Forcier (Quebec, trans.)
Beneath the Western Slopes, Patrick Roscoe (out of print)
Divine Days, Leon Forrest (out of print)
The Viceroy of Ouidah, Bruce Chatwin
You Don't Know Me, David Klass
What My Mother Doesn't Know, Sonya Sones
Candy, Kevin Brooks
Violet and Claire, Francesca Lia Block
This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn, Aidan Chambers
Telling My Love Lies, Keath Fraser
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Popular Anatomy, Keath Fraser

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Non-Fiction

The Complete King James Bible (audiobook, read by James Earl Jones/Jon Sherberg, $40 at Aqua, $90 at Chapters)
Novum Testamentum Graece, ed. Alexander Souter
The Old Testament of the Jerusalem Bible
New Testament Apocrypha: Volume II, Edgar Hennecke/Wilhelm Schneemelcher
The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of their Faith, Louis Finkelstein (vols 1 and 2, out of print)
The Mishnah: Translated from the Hebrew with Introductory and Brief Explanatory Notes, Herbert Danby (Oxford, $50 at Aqua, $200 new)
Kaballah: Gift of the Bible, Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (scarce)
I Come from Behind Kaf Mountain: The Spiritual Autobiography of Murat Yagan (out of print)
The Teachings of Kebzeh: Essentials of Sufism from the Caucasus Mountains, Murat Yagan (out of print)
Androgyny, June Singer
Your Erroneous Zones, Wayne Dyer
Superstructuralism: The Philosophy of Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Richard Harlan (out of print)
Meaning in History, Karl L÷with (out of print)
Karl Marx, Colin Gumbrell (plus four more in the Evergreen Lives series - Louis XIV, Beethoven, Napoleon, Van Gogh)
Crazy Horse, Larry McMurtry (plus four more in the Penguin Lives series - Churchill, da Vinci, Luther, Joseph Smith)
Talk is Cheap: Sarcasm, Alienation, and the Evolution of Language, John Haiman ($15 at Aqua, $72 at Chapters)
Trials and Tribulations: An Appealing Anthology of Legal Humour, ed. Daniel White
Law and Literature: A Misunderstood Relation, Richard Posner
The Significance of Theory, Terry Eagleton
Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics, Peter Steiner (out of print)
Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry, Jacques Maritain (out of print)
Textual Politics and the Language Poets, George Hartley (scarce)
ECW's Biographical Guide to Canadian Poets (out of print)
Poet's Progress: The Development of Alden Nowlan's Poetry, Michael Brian Oliver
Dk: Some Letters of Ezra Pound, ed. Louis Dudek
The Papers of Dorothy Livesay: A Research Tool (U of M, 1986, scarce)
Malcolm Lowry: Vancouver Days, Sheryl Salloum (signed)
Northward Journal 27: A Quarterly of Northern Arts, Recent Icelandic-Canadian Art and Writing
Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers, Lynn Quitman Troyka
Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Fiction and Poetry, Knorr/Schell
Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury
Poetry, Drama, Prose, Daniel Berrigan
A Cab at the Door/Midnight Oil, V.S. Pritchett
The Adding Machine, William S. Burroughs
Something Said: Essays by Gilbert Sorrentino
The Kid Stays in the Picture, Robert Evans
Dave Matthews Band: Step into the Light, Morgan Delancey (out of print)
The New Canadian Basics Cookbook, Carol Ferguson/Murray McMillan
Cheese Primer, Steven Jenkins
The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook, Jack Bishop ($20 at Aqua, $50 at Chapters)
The Vegetarian Grill: 200 Recipes for Inspired Flame-Kissed Meals, Andrea Chesman
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, Robin Robertson
365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian, Kitty Morse
Red Hot and Green: 50 Spicy Vegetarian Recipes, Janet Hazen
Vegetarian Times Low-Fat and Fast Asian
Meals in a Wok, Leatrice Lam (1978, very scarce)
The Sacred Kitchen: Higher-Consciousness Cooking for Health and Wholeness, Robin/Jon Robertson
Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates: Festive Meals for Holidays and Special Occasions (out of print)
The New Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen
Yankee Magazine's Living Well on a Shoestring (out of print)
Sloane's New Bicycle Maintenance Manual, Eugene Sloane (out of print)
Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, Keith Smith
Roughing It in the Bush, Susanna Moodie
The Backwoods of Canada, Catharine Parr Traill
Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada, Anna Brownell Jameson
A History of Saint Andrew's: Comox District Church 1864-1964, W.J. Lunny (very scarce, $15)
History of St. Thomas' Church: 1836-1961 (Newfoundland, scarce, $10)
The Centre of the World: A Plains Journey, Murdoch Burnett (aboriginal history, signed, scarce, $15)
and
Crossing the Divide: Language Transition Among Canadian Mennonite Brethren, Gerald Ediger (very scarce, $20)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"In spite of the heat, these green men, unskilled in caring for their horses, managed to average thirty miles a day."

The Scarlet Force: The Making of the Mounted Police, T. Morris Longstreth


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