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  • 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
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What people are saying:

I always love reading your newsletters Kelly, but this is the best. Shame on the city and thanks to you Kelly for helping out your faithful customers. By the way you do have the best bookstore and eatery in the country bar none. This from a shameless book addict. - Rea, Winnipeg

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 2/23/09


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

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Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of Being a Well Dressed Wife - Anne Fogarty (1959 cult classic, $40 at Aqua, $100 and up online)

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The Exhibition of Archaeological Finds of the People's Republic of China (Toronto, 1974)

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Good Taste in Clothes: An Emily Post Guidebook for Homemakers (scarce)

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Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots: Activities to Do in the Garden - Sharon Lovejoy

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Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems - Cesar Millan

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Grow: The Modern Woman's Handbook - Lynne Franks

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Shaolin Nei Jin Qi Gong - Peter Fenton

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Card and Magic Tricks Handbook

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The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way - Sifu Shi Yan Ming

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Saint Peter - Michael Grant (out of print)

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Catch A Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson - Peter Carlin

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Mayada: Daughter of Iraq - Jean Sasson

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Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers: Fresh Ideas for the Weeknight Table

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Julie And Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen - Julie Powell

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Carb Conscious Vegetarian: 150 Delicious Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle - Robin Robertson

Also new this week

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Fiction

Effigy, Alissa York
The Book of Secrets, M.G. Vassanji
The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, M.G. Vassanji
The Death of Mr. Love, Indra Sinha
A River Sutra, Gita Mehta
Ten Thousand Lovers, Edeet Ravel
The Letter Opener, Kyo Maclear
Angel Walk, Katherine Govier
Claire's Head, Catherine Bush
Deafening, Frances Itani
Natasha and other stories, David Bezmozgis
The Nothings, Ron Deboer (out of print)
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho
The Reader, Bernhard Schlink
The Thin Place, Kathryn Davis
The Taxi Driver's Daughter, Julia Darling
American Whiskey Bar, Michael Turner
The Parts, Keith Ridgway
Author, Author, David Lodge
Fishing the Sloe-Black River, Colum McCann
The Sweetest Dream, Doris Lessing
According to Jake and the Kid: Stories, W.O. Mitchell
Telling Tales, ed. Nadine Gordimer
Taken, Daphne Marlatt
Ghost Works, Daphne Marlatt (out of print, signed)
Deadly Slipper: A Novel of Death in the Dordogne, Michelle Wan
The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
The Killing Man, Mickey Spillane
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
seven plays in one collection by Federico García Lorca (en Español)
Beowulf
The Fair Folk: Six Tales of the Fey, ed. Marvin Kaye
Incredible Good Fortune: New Poems, Ursula Le Guin
The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
Farewell Summer, Ray Bradbury
and
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, ed. Sheree Thomas

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Non-Fiction

The Reader's Digest Bible: Condensed from the RSV
The Bible as History, Werner Keller
Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book I, Balme/Lawall
The Origin of Satan, Elaine Pagels
Church, John Stackhouse
Bound for Freedom: The Book of Exodus in Jewish and Christian Traditions, Göran Larsson
Spice Box: An Anthology of Jewish Canadian Writing, Sinclair/Wolfe
The Holy Qur'an (English/Arabic, hardcover)
Eastern Philosophy, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Das Energi, Paul Williams
A Matter of Opinion, Victor Navasky
Experience the Message: How Experiential Marketing is Changing the Brand World, Max Lenderman
Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever, Leslie Savan
Fanboys and Overdogs: The Language Report, Susie Dent
Bedlam, Boudoir and Brouhaha or Remarkable Words with Astonishing Origins, John Train
Talking Dirty: A Bawdy Compendium of Abusive Language, Outrageous Insults and Wicked Jokes, ed. Reinhold Aman
Understanding Graphology: How to Interpret Handwriting, Hubert Desenclos (out of print)
Encarta World English Dictionary (out of print)
Collins Portugese-English Dictionary
Collins Spanish-English Dictionary
The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction, Jonathan Culler
The Story of French, Nadeau/Barlow
Literary Debate: Texts and Contexts, essays by de Beauvoir/Sartre/Girard/et al
The Perilous Trade: Publishing Canada's Writers, Roy MacSkimming
The Book Group Book, ed. Ellen Slezak (foreword by Atwood)
A Love of Reading: More Reviews of Contemporary Fiction, Robert Adams
Why Read?, Mark Edmundson
Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs
Swing Low: A Life, Miriam Toews
An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood, Jimmy Carter
My Sky Blue Trades: Growing Up Counter in a Contrary Time, Sven Birkerts
Huxley in Hollywood, David King Dunaway
The Girl in the Picture: The Kim Phuc Story, Denise Chong
Shake Hands with the Devil, Roméo Dallaire
The Mafia in Havana: A Caribbean Mob Story, Enrique Cirules (Cuba, trans.)
Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green or How to Mix the Color You Really Want, Michael Wilcox
The DK Complete Guide to Watercolor
The Artist's Handbook, Angela Gair (drawing, watercolour, oil)
Letters to a Young Artist: Building a Life in Art, Julia Cameron
Transforming Your Dragons: Turning Personality Fear Patterns into Personal Power, José Stevens
Money: Who Has How Much and Why, Andrew Hacker
Leadership, Rudolph Giuliani
On War, Carl von Clausewitz
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945, Max Hastings
From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation, Gene Sharp (very scarce)
The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat, Bob Woodward
The Pessimist's Guide to History: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres, and Mayhem, Stuart/Doris Flexner
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, Mark Kurlansky
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Friedman
The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite, Ann Finkbeiner
The Book of Man: The Quest to Discover Our Genetic Heritage, Walter Bodmer/Robin McKie
Dealing with Genes: The Language of Heredity, Paul Berg/Maxine Singer (out of print)
The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking
Islands of Truth: A Mathematical Mystery Cruise, Ivars Peterson (out of print)
What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures Of A Curious Character, Richard Feynman
The Celtic Empire: The First Millennium of Celtic History 1000 BC - 51 AD, Peter Berresford Ellis (out of print)
and
Turrets, Towers, and Temples: The Great Buildings of the World as Seen and Described by Famous Writers (1911)

plus hundreds more every week....

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Conklin's Vest-Pocket Argument Settler (reprint of 1914 ed.)


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