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 11/10/08


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

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Red River Shadows - Olive Knox (1948)

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Time Life's The Canadians (plus 8 more in The Old West series)

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The Saga of Doctor Thor: Paul H.T. Thorlakson, CC, MD - T.A.J. Cunnings (out of print)

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Sins of the Suffragette - Allan Levine (out of print)

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The Blood Libel - Allan Levine (out of print)

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Small Gods - Terry Pratchett

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Old Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (1905)

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The Story of Mary's Little Lamb (1928)

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General Billycock's Pigs - Joan Balfour Payne

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Chip/Dan Heath

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Notes on a Beermat: Drinking and Why It's Necessary - Nicholas Pashley (signed)

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The Explainer - the Writers at Slate Magazine

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Rhymes and Chimes for Christmas Times - Mary Brine (1890, very scarce, $20)

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Canadian Christmas Book: A Handsel from Our Victorian Past - Caroline Carver

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The Very First Christmas: A Hallmark Pop-Up Book

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
An Equal Music, Vikram Seth
The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Yann Martel
Spadework, Tomothy Findley
The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera
The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai
Ocean Sea, Alessandro Baricco
Brother Fish, Bryce Courtenay
Ballykissangel: A Sense of Place, Hugh Miller
Crows Over a Wheatfield, Paula Sharp
The Black Joke, Farley Mowat
An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English, ed. Moses/Goldie
House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday
Honour the Sun, Ruby Slipperjack
The MacGuffin, Stanley Elkin
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
The Complete Fawlty Towers scripts, John Cleese/Connie Booth
All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays, David Ives
Picasso at the Lapin Agile and other Plays, Steve Martin
Grease, Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey (Samuel French script)
Elizabethan Lyrics, ed. Norman Ault
Fidelity, Thomas Perry (CD audiobook, unabridged)
Silent Thunder, Iris/Roy Johansen (CD audiobook, unabridged)
America America, Ethan Canin (CD audiobook, unabridged)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer/Annie Barrows (CD audiobook, unabridged)
The Last Days of Dogtown, Anita Diamant (CD audiobook, unabridged, out of print)
Chronicles of Narnia (boxed set, $20)
Pacific Edge: Three Californias, Kim Stanley Robinson
and
fifty new Larry Niven titles

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Non-Fiction

A Severe Mercy, C.S. Lewis/Sheldon Vanauken (hardcover)
With Open Hands, Henri Nouwen
Intimacy With God, Thomas Keating
Genesis Trilogy, Madeleine L'Engle ($20, out of print)
Covenant: The History of a Biblical Idea, Delbert Hillers
Embodying Forgiveness: A Theological Analysis, L. Gregory Jones
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, Francis Schaeffer/Everett Koop
The Song Book of the Salvation Army
Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, Kouzes/Posner
Red's Story, Red Storey (hockey, out of print)
The Game, Ken Dryden
The World's Tallest Midget: The Best of Frank Deford (sports)
He Said Beer, She Said Wine, Sam Calagione/Marnie Old (food pairings)
The Lore of Still Building: Including a Large Section on Gasohol, Kathleen Howard/Norman Gibat
Evolution after Darwin, ed. Sol Tax (3 vols. complete, $25/set)
Larousse Encyclopedia of Archaeology
Festival of the Poor: Fertility, Decline, and the Ideology of Class in Sicily, 1860-1980, Schneider/Schneider
Living on the Land: Change among the Inuit of Baffin Island, John Matthiasson (out of print)
Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, Jed Horne
The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, Marilyn Chase
Through the Eyes of Innocents: Children Witness World War II, Emmy Werner (out of print)
Unreliable Witness: Espionage Myths of the Second World War, Nigel West
Twentieth Century Actor Training, ed. Alison Hodge
Acting in Film, Michael Caine
A Dream of Passion: The Development of The Method, Lee Strasberg
The Stanislavski System, Sonia Moore
Film Directing Shot by Shot, Steven Katz
The Screenwriter's Problem Solver, Syd Field
Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers, Lynn Troyka (2nd Can. Ed.)
Black American Writers in France: 1840-1980, Michel Fabre
Writers Dreaming, ed. Naomi Epel
A Memoir of Friendship: The Letters between Carol Shields and Blanche Howard
Dance on the Earth: A Memoir, Margaret Laurence
Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov
The Amis Collection: Selected Non-Fiction 1954-1990, Kingsley Amis (out of print)
The Best of S.J. Perelman
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, Hunter S. Thompson
Don't Get Too Comfortable, David Rakoff
Notes from Exile: On Being Acadian, Clive Doucet
The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica, David Campbell
Hurry Down Sunshine, Michael Greenberg (August 2008)
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind: Alien Abduction, UFOs, and the Conference at MIT, C.D.B. Bryan
The Hidden Domain: Home of the Quantum Wave Function, Nature's Creative Source, Norman Friedman
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
Getting in the Gap, Wayne Dyer
Spirit Medicine: Native American Teachings to Awaken the Spirit, Wolf Moondance (out of print)
Some Day Your Witch Will Come, Kay Stone (reflections on the value of fairy tales as adult literature, Kay will be reading at Aqua Nov. 13/08)
The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner
Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, Richard Tarnas
Basic Writings, Martin Heidegger
A Kierkegaard Anthology, ed. Robert Bretall
Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault
The History of Sexuality: Vol. 1, Michel Foucault
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, Michel Foucault
The Language and Thought of the Child, Jean Piaget
Six Psychological Studies, Jean Piaget
The Merck Manual of Medical Information
Foods That Make You Lose Weight, Isabelle Martin
An Herb and Spice Cook Book, Craig Claiborne
A Turkish Cookbook, Arto der Haroutunian
The Complete Book of Home Baking, Ann Seranne (small book, but almost 1000 recipes)
and
Manitoba's Heritage Cookery, Manitoba Historical Society (very scarce, $20)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Likewise, excessive ***** in the adult is only one symptom of a larger and more serious emotional problem", The Canadian Man: A Manual of Personal Hygiene (1961)


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