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 06/07/10


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

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Grindhouse: The Sleaze-filled Saga of an Explitation Double Feature - Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez

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Pirates - Captain Charles Johnson

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The Jester's Realm: The Work of Jordan Van Sewell (WAG, 2001)

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Ogden Nash's Zoo

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Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques - Michael Michalko

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Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams - Alexander McCall Smith

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My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings - Tracy Sugarman

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Golden Lilies - Kwei-li/Eileen Goudge (out of print)

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1001 Ways to Be Romantic - Gregory Godek

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Ralph Snart Adventures: Let's Get Naked (very scarce)

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The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons

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Black Orchid - Neil Gaiman/Dave McKean

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Street of Dreams: The Story of Broadway, Western Canada's First Boulevard - Marjorie Gillies

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The Ultimate Alphabet - Mike Wilks (out of print)

Also new this week

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Fiction

See the Child, David Bergen
A Boy of Good Breeding, Miriam Toews
The Tin Flute, Gabrielle Roy (first edition)
Attenuations of Force, Lori Cayer (poetry)
The Subway, Philip Quinn (poetry)
There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do, Michael Ondaatje (poetry, scarce)
Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje
Station Island, Seamus Heaney (poetry)
Hello, Robert Creeley (poetry, out of print)
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman (poetry)
All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems, Charles Bernstein
Loving Gertrude Stein, Deborah Schnitzer (poetry)
Selections, Gertrude Stein
The Hidden Hand or, Capitola the Madcap, E.D.E.N. Southworth
The Divine Economy of Salvation, Priscilla Uppal
The Last of the Crazy People, Timothy Findley
Lessons for a Sunday Father, Claire Calman
The Weekend Man, Richard Wright
Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden
The Polished Hoe, Austin Clarke
Cane, Jean Toomer
Wheat that Springeth Green, J.F. Powers
The Resurrectionists, Michael Collins (out of print)
Human Croquet, Kate Atkinson
The Only Snow in Havana, Elizabeth Hay
The Swallows of Kabul, Yasmina Khadra
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Slumdog Millionaire, Vikas Swarup
Hard Laughter, Anne Lamott
Plain Truth, Jodi Picoult
Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold
Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
In a Darkened Room, Garry Stewart
Notes from the Nuthouse, Garry Stewart
Dexter in the Dark, Jeff Lindsay
On Beyond Zebra!, Dr. Seuss
The Legend of Rah and the Muggles, N.K. Stouffer
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind, Suzanne Fisher Staples
The Cosmic Trilogy, C.S. Lewis
thirteen new Robert A. Heinlein novels
and
over a hundred new mysteries by Ellis Peters, Aaron Elkins, W.J. Burley, Michael Innes, Jane Langton, Reginald Hill, Dorothy Simpson and more

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Non-Fiction

Letters from the Desert, Carlo Carretto
Ecclesiastical History, Eusebius
The Early Liturgy to the Time of Gregory the Great, Josef Jungmann
Theology of Culture, Paul Tillich
The New Being, Paul Tillich
The Eternal Now, Paul Tillich (out of print)
Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality, Paul Tillich (out of print)
The Shaking of the Foundations, Paul Tillich (out of print)
The Politics of Jesus, John Howard Yoder
Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals, Shane Claiborne/Chris Haw
The Gospel According to the Simpsons, Mark Pinsky
The Essential Tao, Thomas Cleary
Psychology and the East, C.G. Jung
Freud and Philosophy: An Essay on Interpretation, Paul Ricoeur
Basic Writings of Nietzsche
The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation, J.L. Mackie
Essays in Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre
Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women, Susan Douglas
I Killed June Cleaver: Modern Moms Shatter the Myth of Perfect Parenting, ed. Deborah Werksman
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, William Styron
Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder, Richard Moskovitz
The Mentalist's Handbook, Clint Marsh
Life Colors: What the Colors in Your Aura Reveal, Pamala Oslie
Simply Face Reading, Jonathan Dee
The Cambridge Companion to Allegory, ed. Rita Copeland/Peter Struck
The Browser's Ecstasy: A Meditation on Reading, Geoffrey O'Brien
The Enchanted Places: A Memoir of the Real Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Milne
Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Thomas De Quincey
The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind, Ivan Doig
I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago, Hape Kerkeling
Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History, Erna Paris
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt
Diana Mosley: The Glamorous Mitford Sister Who Married the Leader of Britain's Fascists, Jan Dalley (out of print)
Still I Rise: A Cartoon History of African Americans, Roland Owen Laird
Wilderness at Dawn: The Settling of the North American Continent, Ted Morgan
The White House: An Historic Guide
A Brief History of the Crusades: Islam and Christianity in the Struggle for World Supremacy, Geoffrey Hindley
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present, Jacques Barzun
Disclosing the Past: An Autobiography, Mary Leakey
The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science that Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry, Bryan Sykes
Bluegrass Mandolin, Jack Tottle
Old-Time Fiddle Tunes for Guitar, Richard Lieberson
Folk Instruments: Make Them and Play Them, Dennis Waring (1979, local author)
The Ballad of John and Yoko, the editors of Rolling Stone (out of print)
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Patrick Lencioni
Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running, Danny Dreyer
The Spirit of the Game: Exceptional Photographs from the Hockey Hall of Fame, ed. Dan Diamond
On-Premise Catering, Patti Shock
Over 500 Cocktails: The Complete Guide to Vodka
Blue Ribbon Cook Book (22nd edition)
Asian Tapas and Wild Sushi, Trevor Hooper
The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating, Alisa Smith/J.B. MacKinnon
Culpeper's Complete Herbal, Nicholas Culpeper
Roses for Canadian Gardens, Roscoe Fillmore
The Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies
The Peterson Field Guide to the Beetles of North America
The Essential Siberian Husky
Siberian Huskies for Dummies
Four Years in the White North, Donald MacMillan
Bay of Spirits: A Love Story, Farley Mowat
The Backwoods of Canada: Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Catharine Parr Trail
Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, Charlotte Gray
Paddle to the Amazon, Don Starkell
For the Birds, Paul Hiebert (out of print)
The Sawmill Boys, P.O.W.s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland, Edward Stozek (scarce)
Swing Low: A Life, Miriam Toews
and
Historical Atlas of Manitoba: A Selection of Facsimile Maps, Plans and Sketches from 1612 to 1969, John Warkentin/Richard Ruggles

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Dona Marta, in her faded black calico dress, continued to suck Maté from a silver tube while Zorillo dropped his body into a little v-shaped bench and waited for his turn."

South American Romance, Mary McCombe Orr (Prairie Book Room, Three Hills, Alberta, 1963)


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