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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:

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

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/22/09


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

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The Big Book of Stuntology - Sam Bartlett

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How to Be Useful: A Beginner's Guide to Not Hating Work - Megan Hustad

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The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories - ed. Steve Brennan

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7000 Years Of Jewelry: An International History and Illustrated Survey from the Collections of the British Museum - ed. Hugh Tait

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In the Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall - Dan Snow

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Georgian Style and Design for Contemporary Living - Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

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Peterson Reference Guides: Gulls Of The Americas - Howell/Dunn

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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds - Carol Ekarius

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Your Calf: A Kids Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves - Heather Smith Thomas

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The New Way Things Work - David Macaulay (out of print)

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Joe Kaufman's Big Book About the Human Body (out of print)

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The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body - David Macaulay

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Millicent - Jeannie Baker (scarce)

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Penguin Dreams - J. Otto Seibold

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Walter Crane's Book of Fairy Tales

Also new this week

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Fiction

Memoirs of an Almost Expedition, Barbara Schott (poetry)
Touch to My Tongue, Daphne Marlatt (poetry, very scarce)
Magellan's Clouds: Poems 1971-1986, Robert Allen
Napoleon's Retreat, Robert Allen
The Beautiful Wife, Leon Rooke
Macdonald, Roy Macskimming (a novel about Sir John A.)
Fabulous Nobodies, Lee Tulloch (out of print)
Return of the Shadow, Tolkien
The Shaping of Middle-Earth, Tolkien
Tree and Leaf, Tolkien
The Tolkien Reader, Tolkien
The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald
Shadows of Ecstasy, Charles Williams
Evernight, Claudia Gray
Lonely Werewolf Girl, Martin Millar
Neuromancer, William Gibson
The Rock: A Tale of 7th-Century Jerusalem, Kanan Makiya
Inferno, Dante
Les écuries de la Grenouillère, Jacqueline Barral (local, very scarce)
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Sans bon sang, Annette Saint-Pierre (local, very scarce)

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Non-Fiction

The Irrational Season, Madeleine L'Engle
St. Thomas Aquinas, G.K. Chesterton
Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology, Randy Maddox
The True Church and the Poor, Jon Sobrino (out of print)
The Idea of the Holy, Rudolf Otto
Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship, Marcus Borg
The Complete Gospels, ed. Robert Miller (inc. The Four Gospels, plus 15 other early gospels)
Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion, John Polkinghorne
The Book of Jerry Falwell: Fundamentalist Language and Politics, Susan Friend Harding
Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of the House of Lehman, Ken Auletta (out of print)
The Friendly Banker, Richard Baughman (local author, out of print)
The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, George Kinder
168 Feng Shui Ways to Energize Your Life, Lillian Too
The Recovery Book, Mooney/Eisenberg
Freedom from Addiction, David Simon/Deepak Chopra
The Grief Club, Melody Beattie
A Woman's Guide to Recovery, Brenda Iliff
God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women, Karen Berg
Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Robert Emmons
Yes Man, Danny Wallace
Golf and the Spirit, M. Scott Peck
Within the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg
The Cross and the Crescent: The Earliest Encounters Between Christians and Muslims, Richard Fletcher
Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir, Marina Nemat
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang
Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War, Rodric Braithwaite
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Soviet Union
Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest, Beck Weathers
Green Belt Map of the West Midlands (perfect-bound, cloth-reinforced fold-out map)
The Handy Guide to the City of Bath: Issued from the Empire Hotel Bath (c. 1900)
Manor House Hotel Leamington Spa: Souvenir and Tariff (c. 1900)
Robertson Davies: Man of Myth, Judith Skelton Grant
Tolkien: The Authorized Biography, Humphrey Carpenter (hardcover)
J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller, Essays in Memoriam, ed. Salu/Farrell (very scarce, $100 and up online, $40 at Aqua)
O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo, Arthur/Barbara Gelb (Eugene O'Neill and his da, actor James O'Neill)
A Possible Theatre, Stuart Vaughan
First Stage: The Making of the Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson
Improvisation for the Theater, Viloa Spolin
On Acting, Sanford Meisner
True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, David Mamet
Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor, Simon Callow
The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen, Richard Crouse
Stanley Kubrick Interviews, ed. Gene Phillips
Calling the Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers, Janis Cole/Holly Dale (out of print)
The Encyclopedia of Classical Music, ed. Robert Ainsley
Sonatas and Fantasies for the Piano, Mozart
Music and Miracles, ed. Don Campbell
Reunion, William Eakin (local artist, 2003, very scarce)
Walter J. Phillips: A Selection of His Works and Thoughts, Michael Gribbon (scarce)
Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting and Architecture (1998, out of print, $30)
Antiques Roadshow Primer, Carol Prisant
Wade Whimsical Collectibles: A Charlton Standard Guide, Pat Murray
The Ashford Book of Spinning, Anne Field (out of print)
On the Line: The Stations, the Heat, the Costs, the Chaos, and the Triumphs Inside the World of Le Bernardin, Eric Ripert/Christine Muhlke
How to Taste Wine, Pierre Casamayor
The World Atlas of Wine, Hugh Johnson
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, Kevin Zraly
New Encyclopedia of Wine, Oz Clarke
Wine by Style: Choosing Wine by Flavour, Weight and Colour, Fiona Beckett
Help! My Apartment Has a Dining Room Cookbook, Kevin/Nancy Mills
More Fast Food My Way, Jacques Pépin
Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook, Myra Goodman
Flavored Oils and Vinegars, Michael Chiarello
Family Herbal, Rosemary Gladstar
Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques, Alan Detrick
Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers, Edward Smith
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, Barbara Pleasant
The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer, Cohen/Ondra
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, Planting and Pruning Techniques, Tracy DiSabato-Aust
A Garden Gallery: The Plants, Art, and Hardscape of Little and Lewis, George Little/David Lewis
Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Michael Dirr ($96 at Chapters, $30 at Aqua)
Cultivating Life: 125 Projects for Backyard Living, Sean Conway/Lee Alan Buttala (March 2009)
Making Bent Willow Furniture, Brenda/Brian Cameron
Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance, John/Martha Storey (out of print)
A Village in a Valley, Beverley Nichols
A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, Patricia Schultz
I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad, Karolyn Smardz Frost
Circle of Voices: A History of the Religious Communities of British Columbia, ed. Charles Anderson
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My Union, My Life: Jean-Claude Parrot and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Jean-Claude Parrot

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"...and dear Lord, will you please give some clothes to the poor women in Dad's magazine."

The Funniest Book in Newfoundland, James Standish


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