• 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


Knocked Up: Confessions of a Modern Mother-to-be - Rebecca Eckler


Souvenir of Canada - Douglas Coupland


War Games: Conn Smythe and Hockey's Fighting Men - Douglas Hunter


Exploring of the Great Northwest and the St. Croix Valley - Joe Carroll (very scarce, $15, signed)


Le vécu des Métis - Emile Pelletier


Alouette de Prairie: Petite histoire des Franco-Manitobains - Godias Brunet (scarce, signed, $15 at Aqua, $35 at Greenfield Books)


Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom - Judy Herr/Yvonne Libby Larson


A Little Pretty Pocket-Book - John Newbery (out of print)


Reader's Digest Home Improvements Manual

Also new this week



The Rebel, Albert Camus
The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus
The Republic of Love, Carol Shields
Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald
That Old Ace in the Hole, Annie Proulx
Boating for Beginners, Jeanette Winterson
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
Two Women in One, Nawal el-Saadawi (Egypt, trans.)
Daughters of Copper Woman, Anne Cameron
The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone (novel of Michelangelo)
Ehrengard, Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
The White Witch of Rosehall, Herbert G de Lisser
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Elizabeth Peters
Island 15/16 (scarce, includes Escarpment by Michael Ondaatje)
De quoi t'ennuies-tu, Eveline?, Gabrielle Roy
Louis, fils des Prairies, Noëlie Palud-Pelletier (out of print, signed)
Moni the Goat Boy and Other Stories, Johanna Spyri
The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club, Bertrand Brinley
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry..., Molly Bang (Caldecott Honor Book)
Have Courage My Love: A Brave Encounter with a Bully, Lisa Hewitt-Savelli (out of print)
The Bionic Bunny Show, Marc Brown (out of print)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
The Earthsea Trilogy, Ursula K Le Guin



A Diary of Prayer: A Treasury of the World's Most Inspiring Prayers, Elizabeth Goudge
Mary Slessor of Calabar, W.P. Livingstone
Christian Holiness, Stephen Neill (out of print)
A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament, Dana/Mantey
Alcoholics Anonymous (second edition, twelfth printing, $15, scarce)
Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl (hardcover)
The Forbidden Experiment: The Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron, Roger Shattuck
Ego and Archetype, Edward Edinger (Jungian)
The Undiscovered Self, C.G. Jung (hardcover)
Secrets from a Vegetarian Kitchen, Nadine Abensur
The Soy Dessert and Baking Book, Brita Housez
Vegetarian Pregnancy, Sharon Yntema
Le Manitoba des femmes répond: Questionnaire Gabrielle-Roy, Janick Belleau
C'etait comme ça, Ovila Sabourin (very scarce)
À l'ombre des chênes: Souvenirs historique d'Ile-des-Chênes et Grande-Pointe (very scarce, $30)
Henri d'Hellencourt: un journaliste français au manitoba 1898-1905, Bernard Pénisson

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"It is a strange fact that most of us are greatly impressed by things that are of great size", The Zoo's Who's Who: Animal Giants, W.S. Berridge

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