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 11/23/09


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

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An Unexpected Break in the Weather - Deborah Schnitzer

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Tales from the Underworld and Other Stories - Roland Penner/Norm Larsen

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Welcome to Canada - David Carpenter

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The Illustrated Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce

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Darling, Pass the Darjeeling - Pauline Lawson (Cornelia Bean Winnipeg, 2004, out of print)

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Dear God, Have You Ever Gone Hungry? - Joseph Bau

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Sinatra: A Complete Life - Randy Taraborrelli

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Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life - Richard Ben Cramer

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The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood - Tom King

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Wine Genius: Be a Guru of the Grape - Janice Fuhrman

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Basic Gardening - Sybille Engels

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Sweets: A History of Candy - Tim Richardson

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O Canada - Ted Harrison (out of print)

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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

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Making Faces - Norman Messenger (out of print)

Also new this week

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Fiction

Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews
The Russlander, Sandra Birdsell
The Gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
Downtown Owl, Chuck Klosterman
Summerland, Michael Chabon
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon
Blindness, Josť Saramago
True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey
Forever, Pete Hamill
The Wreckage, Michael Crummey
The Riders, Tim Winton
Deafening, Frances Itani
The Piano Tuner, Daniel Mason
Rush Home Road, Lori Lansens
The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold
Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey
For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down, David Adams Richards
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway
There Are No Elders, Austin Clarke (out of print)
The Spirit Cabinet, Paul Quarrington
Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry
In the Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje
Skin Divers, Anne Michaels (poetry)
Search of the Moon King's Daughter, Linda Holeman
Anthills of the Savannah, Chinua Achebe
Burmese Days, George Orwell
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
Wild Drums: Tales and Legends of the Plains Indians, Alex Grisdale/Nan Shipley
Wild Cat: Stories of the Cultural Revolution, Jia-lin Peng
Slumdog Millionaire (Q+A), Vikas Swarup (CD Audiobook)
The Essential Clive Barker
World of Warcraft (Game Manuals and Battle Chest Guides)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
eleven new Captain Underpants books, Dav Pilkey
twenty-five Magic Tree House titles
Beautiful Stories about Children, Charles Dickens
and
forty new Archie Digests

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Non-Fiction

The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris
Companions for Your Spiritual Journey, Mark Harris
Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, John Shelby Spong
A Little Course in Dreams: A Basic Handbook of Jungian Dreamwork, Robert Bosnak
Food of the Gods: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, Terence McKenna
The Tao Speaks: Lao-Tzu's Whispers of Wisdom, Tsai Chih Chung
Time As History, George Grant
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness, Karen Armstrong
When You Are Engulfed In Flames: Essays, David Sedaris
A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father, Augusten Burroughs
Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
The Course of Irish History, ed. Moody/Martin
War and Society in Europe: 1870-1970, Brian Bond
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889, Frederic Morton
Antiquity, Norman Cantor
The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport, Fik Meijer
The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople, Jonathan Phillips
Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court, Edward Lazarus
Management Secrets of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Michael Miller
Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature, Joseph Badaracco (Harvard Business School)
With the Boys: Field Notes on Being a Guy, Jake MacDonald
In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
The NPR Classical Music Companion: Terms and Concepts from A-Z, Miles Hoffman
Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King, ed. Underwood/Miller
If This House Could Talk: Historic Homes and Extraordinary Americans, Elizabeth Smith Brownstein
The Century for Young People, Peter Jennings/Todd Brewster
Weird History 101, John Richard Stephens
Clothing: Garments, Styles, and Uses, Piero Ventura
The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum, Kim Izzo/Ceri Marsh
The Art of Seduction, Robert Greene
The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size, Julia Cameron
Pilates Pregnancy Guide, Lynne Robinson
Organic Living in 10 Simple Lessons, Karen Sullivan
Vegetarian Planet: 350 Big-Flavor Recipes, Didi Emmons
The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, Nava Atlas
Put a Lid On It! Small-Batch Preserving for Every Season, Topp/Howard
U.S.A. Cookbook, Sheila Lukins
All Around the World Cookbook, Sheila Lukins
50 Quick and Easy Pizzas, Shirley Gill
The Big Book of Backyard Cooking, Betty Rosbottom
Baking with Julia Child, Dorie Greenspan
Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
How to Cook Without a Book, Pam Anderson
Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year
Generation Eats: Great Recipes for a Fast Forward Culture, Amy Rosen
The Secret Life of Food, Clare Crespo
A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain
Baby Showers: Ideas and Recipes for the Perfect Party, Russo/Adams
Picnics, David Herbert
The Jewel Box Garden, Thomas Hobbs
Merlin's Tour of the Universe: A Skywatcher's Guide, Neil de Grasse Tyson
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
Ecoholic: When You're Addicted to the Planet, Adria Vasil
Keepers of the Light: A History of British Columbia's Lighthouses and Their Keepers, Donald Graham
Ten Rivers: Adventure Stories from the Arctic, Ed Struzik (out of print)
Heart So Hungry: The Extraordinary Expedition of Mina Hubbard into the Labrador Wilderness, Randall Silvis
Halifax: Warden of the North, Thomas Raddall
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country, Louise Erdrich
and
Huron Wendat: The Heritage of the Circle, Georges Sioui

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

All your favourite recipes for Potted Hough, Sheep's Head Brawn, Glasgow Tripe, Krappin, Stap, Blawn Whitings, Stoved Grouse, Cabbie-Claw, Gruel, and hundreds more!

Recipes from Scotland, Marian McNeill


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