• Aqua Books (1999-2012) is now permanently closed. This site is for posterity only. Thank you for everything.
  • Coming May 2014 -

274 Garry St.
(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3

Tues-Sat 11am-9pm
Sun-Mon Closed


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

ideaExchange Podcasts

ideaExchange is Winnipeg's longest-running non-academic, religious lecture series. For information on the series and past lecturers, click here. To listen to an audio podcast, click on the playlist below.

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Before the dawn of streaming audio (on this site anyway), neanderthals pounded out transcripts of ideaExchange lectures on Commodore 64s. Transcripts of lectures from the 2005 season are available below (a new window will open):

The Psalms, The Blues and the Telling of Truth - Jamie Howison 4.30.05

Good Friday: Does God take satisfaction in the killing of an innocent man? - Brian Loewen 3.19.05

Jesus as Superhero: Why spandex sells better than sackcloth and ashes - Kalyn Falk 2.19.05

Our Guitars are Tuned to Despair: Elliot Smith, Kurt Cobain, and the Book of Ecclesiastes - Jamie Howison 1.22.05

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