CURRENT EVENTS

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

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 03/22/10


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

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Removing the Hutterite Kerchief - Rebecca Hofer (new, $20)

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Memories, Myths, and Dreams of an Ojibwe Leader - William Berens

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Stephen Sondheim: A Life - Meryle Secrest (out of print)

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Broadway Anecdotes - Peter Hay (out of print)

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Inventing Champagne: The Worlds of Lerner and Loewe - Gene Lees (out of print)

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Souvenir of Canada - Douglas Coupland (signed)

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Absolut: Biography of a Bottle - Carl Hamilton

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The Second City: A Backstage History of Comedy's Hottest Troupe - Donna McCrohan (out of print)

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Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw

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Empire of the Czar: A Journey Through Eternal Russia - The Marquis de Custine (out of print)

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Why the Allies Won - Richard Overy (out of print)

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Fables of La Fontaine - illustrated by Gustav Doré (scarce)

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The World Atlas of Divination

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The Magic Life of Milarepa: Tibet's Great Yogi - Eva Van Dam (scarce)

Also new this week

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Fiction

Summer of My Amazing Luck, Miriam Toews
Ending with Music, Maurice Mierau (poetry, signed)
City Treaty: A Long Poem, Marvin Francis (signed)
Trains of Winnipeg, Clive Holden (poetry)
Resume Drowning, Jon Paul Fiorentino (poetry, out of print)
What the Living Won't Let Go, Lorna Crozier (poetry, out of print)
Salvage, Michael Crummey (poetry)
humains paysages en temps de paix relative, Robert Dickson (poésie)
Mes états de toi, Benoit Doyon-Gosselin (poésie)
La vie rouge, Andrée Lacelle (poésie)
Generation X, Douglas Coupland
High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
Little Green Men, Christopher Buckley
Stll Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Fierce Invalids Home From Warm Climates, Tom Robbins
Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins
Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins
Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk
Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut
The Crack in Space, Philip K. Dick
You Went Away, Timothy Findley
The 52nd Poem, Thomas Trofimuk
The Girl with the Full Figure Is Your Daughter, Oscar Martens
Testament, Nino Ricci
Thunder and Light, Marie-Claire Blais
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, Mary Wesley
A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, Amy Bloom
Babel Tower, A.S. Byatt
This Island Now, Peter Abrahams (out of print)
The Gunny Sack, M.G. Vassanji
Dog Years, Günter Grass (Germany, trans., out of print)
Siddhartha, Herman Hesse
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie
The General in His Labyrinth, Gabriel García Márquez
Blindness, José Saramago
The Trial, Franz Kafka
At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Peter Matthiessen
Heart of a Dog, Robert Astle/Agnès Limbos (play)
Godzilla, Yasuhiko Ohashi (Japan, trans., out of print)
A Paradigm of Earth, Candas Jane Dorsey (out of print)
That Hideous Strength, C.S. Lewis
Voyage to Venus, C.S. Lewis
Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
Cirque Du Freak, Darren Shan
The Vampire's Assistant, Darren Shan
Tunnels of Blood, Darren Shan
Vampire Mountain, Darren Shan
Trials of Death, Darren Shan
The Vampire Prince, Darren Shan
Hunters of the Dark, Darren Shan
and
Lovecraft's Legacy: An Anthology of Original Horror Tales in Honor of Lovercraft's Centennial

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Non-Fiction

The Nag Hammadi Library
Moral Man and Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Spirituality and Holistic Living, Sister Theresa Feist (local author, scarce)
The Call, Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation, Joseph Goldstein
Reflections of Mind: Western Psychology Meets Tibetan Buddhism, Tarthang Tulku (out of print)
The Vagrant Lotus: An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy, Douglas Fox (out of print)
The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi
The Eye of the Spirit, Ken Wilber
A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality, John Perry (out of print)
Leviathan, Hobbes
Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato, Hans-Georg Gadamer
The Idea of the Good in Platonic-Aristotelian Philosophy, Hans-Georg Gadamer
From Plato to Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann/Forrest Baird (out of print)
Radical Pluralism and Truth: David Tracy and the Hermeneutics of Religion, ed. Jeanrod/Rike (scarce, $90 online, $30 at Aqua)
Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy, Reiner Schurmann
Nietzsche: Vols 1 and 2, Martin Heidegger
The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus
The World as Will and Representation: Volume I, Arthur Schopenhauer
A Guide for the Perplexed, E.F. Schumacher
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order, Robert Kagan
On the Road to Kandahar: Travels Through Conflict in the Islamic World, Jason Burke
The Irritable Heart: The Medical Mystery of the Gulf War, Jeff Wheelwright (out of print)
Another Place, Another Time: A U-Boat Officer's Wartime Album, Werner Hirschmann
The 16th Round, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers, Marina Warner (out of print)
Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt's Ireland,
American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: A Selected List of Books, William Filby
God and Mammon: Universities as Publishers, Marsh Jeanneret
The Multilingual Press in Manitoba (Canada Press Club, 1974)
The Development of Education in Manitoba, Gregor/Wilson
Treaty No. 5: Saulteaux and Swampy Cree at Beren's River and Norway House
Prayers of a Métis Priest: Conversations with God on the Political Experiences of the Canadian Métis, 1992-1994, Guy Lavallée (scarce)
Author! Author! Encounters with Famous Writers, Dave Williamson
Lake of the Prairies: A Story of Belonging, Warren Cariou
Opera and Its Symbols, Robert Donington
Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, Arianna Huffington
The Cure In in the Kitchen: The Strict Healing Phase for the Macrobiotic Diet, Sherry Rogers
and
After Thoughts Cookbook: Canadian Fliers Chapter IODE (very scarce)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"For example, cigarette smoking has relatively pleasant short-term benefits...and a sucking sensation that psychologists tell us recalls the comfort and security of mother's breast."

Are You Fun to Live With?, Lionel Whiston


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