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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 12/13/10


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

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Open Fragments: The Theatre of Adhere and Deny 1997-2010

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Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture - Leslie Simon/Trevor Kelley

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The French Revolution - George Rudé

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La Diva Nicotina: The Story of How Tobacco Seduced the World - Iain Gately

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Power and Greed: A Short History of the World - Philippe Gigantès

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Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World's Most Seductive Sweet - Carol Off

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The Dope Priest - Nicholas Blincoe

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The Reading Group - Elizabeth Noble

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A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson (signed)

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McElligot's Pool - Dr. Seuss

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If I Ran the Circus - Dr. Seuss

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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories - Dr. Seuss

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The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Dr. Seuss

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Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation - Chris Turner

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Emily - Michael Bedard

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Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water - Maurice Sendak

Also new this week

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Fiction

Sweeter than All the World, Rudy Wiebe
The Time in Between, David Bergen
The Russlander, Sandra Birdsell
When War Came to Kleindarp and more Kleindarp Stories, Al Reimer (out of print)
My Harp Is Turned to Mourning, Al Reimer (out of print)
Kiss of the Fur Queen, Tomson Highway
Through Black Spruce, Joseph Boyden
Porcupines and China Dolls, Robert Arthur Alexie
The City in the Egg, Michel Tremblay
Through the Deadfall, Barry Kennedy
Hair Hat, Carrie Snyder
Your Mouth is Lovely, Nancy Richler
My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer/Annie Barrows
The Girls, Lori Lansens
The Wife's Tale, Lori Lansens
Oxygen, Carol Cassella
Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
The Last Gentleman, Walker Percy
The Second Coming, Walker Percy
The Light of Day, Graham Swift
Ravelstein, Saul Bellow
De Niro's Game, Rawi Hage
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Question, Austin Clarke
The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Roberto Calasso
Mariette in Ecstasy, Ron Hansen
The Temple, Stephen Spender
Mr. Norris Changes Trains, Christopher Isherwood
The Erasers, Alain Robbe-Grillet
Tarantula, Bob Dylan
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
Under the Thunder the Flowers Light up the Earth, D.G. Jones (poetry, out of print)
Mother Gave a Shout: Poems by Women and Girls, ed. Steele/Styles
How the Soup Gets Made, Sharon Nelson (poetry, very scarce)
Packaging: The Purim Papers, Sharon Nelson (poetry, very scarce)
Mad Women and Crazy Ladies, Sharon Nelson (poetry)
This Flesh, These Words, Sharon Nelson (poetry)
Grasping Men's Metaphors, Sharon Nelson (poetry)
The Watcher, James Howe
Love Is a Many Trousered Thing, Louise Rennison
Startled By His Furry Shorts, Louise Rennison
Stop in the Name of Pants!, Louise Rennison
fifteen new Roald Dahl titles
nine new Calvin and Hobbes collections
five new Dr. Seuss books
Love You Forever, Robert Munsch (hardcover)
Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship, Victor Appleton II
Troll: A Love Story, Johanna Sinisalo
Battle Angel Alita: Angel of Victory, Yukito Kishiro
Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, Luceno/Stover
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The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers, Phil Farrand

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Non-Fiction

The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity, Jeffrey Burton Russell
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, Wade Davis (CBC Massey Lectures)
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
After Deschooling, What?, Ivan Illich
Teaching about Doublespeak, ed. Daniel Dieterich
Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies, ed. Russ Kick
Asper Nation: Canada's Most Dangerous Media Company, Marc Edge
Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics, David Grossman (Israel, trans.)
The Merry Heart: 1980-1995, Robertson Davies
The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers, Betsy Lerner
The Art of Reading Poetry, Harold Bloom
Lost Classics, ed. Michael Ondaatje
Rotten Rejections: A Literary Companion, ed. André Bernard
The Biography of Alice B. Toklas, Linda Simon
On a Personal Note, Rita MacNeil
Barbara Frum, Linda Frum
One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular, Abigail Pogrebin
Lucky Man, Michael J. Fox
Life with My Sister Madonna, Christopher Ciccone
The Storyteller: A Memoir of Hungary, Anna Porter
Red China Blues, Jan Wong
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, Jon Krakauer
O Jerusalem!, Larry Collins/Dominique Lapierre
Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea, Robert Kaplan
Andean Archaeology, ed. Helaine Silverman
Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity, Will Kymlicka
How America Lost Iraq, Aaron Glantz
Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy, Benjamin Barber
War, Gwynne Dyer
The Films of Tim Burton, Alison McMahan (out of print)
Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists, Peter/Linda Murray
Focus Three: The Decorative Element: British Earthenware Mid 18th - Early 20th Century (Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery)
Your Dream Interpreter, Tony Crisp
The Butler's Guide to Clothes Care, Managing the Table, Running the Home and Other Graces, Stanley Ager
How To Spot a Fox, David Henry
The Tree Identification Book, George Symonds
The Amazing Legume: Cooking with Lentils, Dry Beans and Dry Peas, Alice Jenner
Easy Malaysian-Style Cookery, Australian Women's Weekly
Easy Thai-Style Cookery, Australian Women's Weekly
Cooking with Herbs, Australian Women's Weekly
Starters and Soups, Australian Women's Weekly
Hot and Spicy, Australian Women's Weekly
The Big Book of Sauces, Anne Sheasby
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
The Big Book of UFOs, Chris Rutkowski
Unnatural History: True Manitoba Mysteries, Chris Rutkowski
Gem: The Life of Sister MacNamara, Eleanor Stebner (local history, out of print)
Mrs. Doctor: Reminiscences of Manitoba Doctors' Wives, Audrey Peterkin/Margaret Shaw
The Steppes are the Colour of Sepia: A Mennonite Memoir, Connie Braun
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I Am Hutterite, Mary-Ann Kirkby

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Halibut my place?" (Seriously, that's as good as this book gets. Very disappointing.)

Cooking in the Nude: Quickies


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