• 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:

I just wanted to say what a great workshop Michael had. It was interesting, very informative, and he had great advice for everyone. Would also like to thank you and your staff for being so accomodating and so very helpful in every way. Most importantly, everyone was so does make a difference. And of course the food was good. Thanks for the after dinner cupcakes (nice touch). - Jane Walker, writer


Until webmaster Sherman updates our menu system, this is where you can find some of our retired/defunct/on hiatus series. In the beginning, we did something called It Came from the Vault. It was a film series that may or may not come back. Maybe if everyone throws their Blu-rays and plasma TVs away. Our first reading series was a themed series by the name of Free Your Mind. This was our first collaboration with several writers who have since become great friends of Aqua, including Susie Moloney, Laurie Block, Anita Daher and Sarah Klassen. Sometimes a great series comes along that we can't say no to. In Conversation with Ron Robinson was one of these. Ron is a former CBC Radio heavyweight, and co-founder of McNally Robinson Booksellers. Unfortunately, Ron is very busy and is taking some time off from the series. Hopefully it will return when his schedule permits. Mary Louise Chown and her stable of storytellers are also taking a bit of a break. Magic of One Storytelling Concerts were happening four times a year or so. And last but not least, every year we have a Fringe show (or two) as part of the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Past events for currently-running series can be found via the grey links on the menu above.

Retired Series at Aqua Books

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