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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
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:

And Aqua Books, on Garry St., is one of the craziest, most amusing and well-ordered second-hand bookstores I have ever frequented. Upstairs, in what had been a Chinese restaurant (the panelling and the décor and the kitchen still there) the owner, Kelly Hughes, maintains three studios for writers-in-residence, and the old dining room, complete with stage and fainting couches, is reserved for readings. Walking tours are popular (and a good idea) in the city, and readers can pick up a brochure here for Hughes' BookWalk too. - Noah Richler, Toronto Star

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/11/08


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

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The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer

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Filth - Irvine Welsh

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The Motorcycle Diaries - Ernesto Che Guevara

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The American Book of the Dead: The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia - Oliver Trager

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Home Cookin' with Dave's Mom - Dorothy (Letterman)

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Cut and Make Japanese Masks

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The Age of Attila - C.D. Gordon

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The Stewart Kingdom of Scotland 1371-1603 - Caroline Bingham

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A Soldier's View of Empire: The Reminiscences of James Bodell 1831-92

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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France - Eric Jager

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A Concise History of France - Douglas Johnson

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Medieval Warfare - Terence Wise

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The Story of Roland - James Baldwin

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Six by Seuss

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I'm Nobody! Who Are You? Poems of Emily Dickinson for Young People

Also new this week

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Fiction

In the First Early Days of My Death, Catherine Hunter
Gone Indian, Robert Kroetsch
The Burning Wood, David Williams
Flicker and Hawk, Patrick Friesen
a/cross sections: New Manitoba Writing, ed. Bitney/Taskans
April Raintree, Beatrice Culleton
In the Shadow of Evil, Beatrice Culleton Mosionier (out of print)
Double Negative, Daphne Marlatt/Betsy Warland (out of print)
All Families are Psychotic, Douglas Coupland
Book of Blues, Jack Kerouac
Desolation Angels, Jack Kerouac
Maggie Cassidy, Jack Kerouac
Visions of Gerard, Jack Kerouac
Visions of Cody, Jack Kerouac (out of print)
Old Angel Midnight, Jack Kerouac
Satori in Paris/Pic, Jack Kerouac
Mexico City Blues, Jack Kerouac
Lonesome Traveler, Jack Kerouac
The Subterraneans, Jack Kerouac
Junky, William S. Burroughs
The Soft Machine/Nova Express/The Wild Boys, William S. Burroughs
Interzone, William S. Burroughs
Hocus Pocus, Kurt Vonnegut
Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby, jr.
The Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West
Ulysses, James Joyce
The Garden of Eden, Ernest Hemingway
Men Without Women, Ernest Hemingway
To Have and Have Not, Ernest Hemingway
Saturday, Ian McEwan
Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Night Train, Martin Amis
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J.P. Donleavy
De Niro's Game, Rawi Hage
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
Bedlam, Greg Hollingshead
The Football Factory, John King
The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Roddy Doyle
The Faber Book of Political Verse, ed. Tom Paulin
The Blue Donkey Fables, Suniti Namjoshi
New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan, ed. Helen Mitsios
The River Ki, Sawako Ariyoshi (Japan, trans.)
The Twilight Years, Sawako Ariyoshi (Japan, trans.)
The Screens, Jean Genet (a play)
and
Plays: Volume 2, Tom Stoppard

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Non-Fiction

The Powers that Be, Walter Wink
The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard
The Challenge of a Disciplined Life, Richard Foster
Prayer, Richard Foster
Devotional Classics: A Renovaré book, ed. Richard Foster
Classical Pastoral Care: Vols I-IV, Thomas Oden
For All the Saints: Remembering the Christian Departed, N.T. Wright
The Religion of Man, Rabindranath Tagore
The Secret Path, Paul Brunton
A New Model of the Universe, P.D. Ouspensky
The Gurdjieff Work, Kathleen Riordan Speeth
Meetings with Remarkable Men, G.I. Gurdjieff
Ethics, Spinoza
Beyond Greed: A Traditional Conservative Confronts Neoconservative Excess, Hugh Segal
Capitalism, the Family, and Personal Life, Eli Zaretsky
The Letters of Carl Sandburg
Without Stopping: An Autobiography, Paul Bowles
Days: Tangier Journal 1987-1989, Paul Bowles
Selected Letters: 1940-1956, Jack Kerouac
Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac, ed. Gifford/Lee
Laurie Lee: A Biography, Valerie Grove
Bread Out of Stone, Dionne Brand
The Years Before Anne: The Early Career of L.M. Montgomery, Francis Bolger
Canada's Soldiers: The Military History of an Unmilitary People, George F.G. Stanley
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War, ed. Charles Townshend (out of print)
The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report, Walter Langer
Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, Alan Bullock
The War in the Air: The Royal Air Force in World War II, ed. Gavin Lyall
The War at Sea: The British Navy in World War II, ed. John Winton
The War on Land: The British Army in World War II, ed. Ronald Lewin
Arbella: England's Lost Queen, Sarah Gristwood
A Brief History of the Druids, Peter Berresford Ellis
Jinnah of Pakistan, Stanley Wolpert (out of print)
I Saw Three Chinas, Molly Phillips
Chinese Footbinding: The History of a Curious Erotic Custom, Howard Levy
Life in Death in Shanghai, Nien Cheng
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston
The Rescuer: The Amazing, True Story of How One Woman Helped Save the Jews of Syria, Harold Troper
Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides: Flute, James Galway
The Who: Face Dances - Piano/Vocal/Guitar (scarce)
The Fight, Norman Mailer
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest, Mark Plotkin
Steam Power Plant Auxiliaries and Accessories, Terrell Croft (1922)
Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country: How to Save Your Home and Life, Peter Yanev
The Hunt for Life on Mars, Donald Goldsmith
...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age, Walter McDougall
The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
Stealing Time: The New Science of Aging, Fred Warshofsky (out of print)
The Child's Conception of the World, Jean Piaget
Conscious Capitalism: Principles for Prosperity, David Schwerin
The Acorn Principle: Know Yourself, Grow Yourself, Jim Cathcart
1001 Muffins, Biscuits, Doughnuts, Pancakes, Waffles, Popovers, Fritters, Scones and other Quick Breads, Gregg Gillespie
Finger Food, the Austrailian Womens Weekly Home Library
The Robin Hood Canadian Flour Cook Book
Eat!!! The Eleventh Commandment, Temple Shalom Winnipeg (cookbook, 1979, very scarce)
River East Collegiate Musical Arts Cook Book (very scarce)
Cooking Con Brio, Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association (very scarce)
Recipes for Healthy Living (1997, the North West Company)
The Huron: Farmers of the North, Bruce Trigger
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The Nonsuch, Laird Rankin

plus hundreds more every week....

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