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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:

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


(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email

Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure - PB Kerr

Horse and Pony Stories - Christine Pullein-Thompson (ed.) Includes stories by C.S.Lewis, Mary O'Hara, Monica Dickens, and more

Meet Felicity (An American Girl)

John Lennon: The New York Years

Bored of the Rings - The Harvard Lampoon

An Empire Wilderness: Travels Into America's Future - Robert D Kaplan

Maple Leaf Against the Axis: Canada's Second World War - David J Bercuson

History Laid Bare: Love, Sex, and Perversity from the Ancient Etruscans to Warren G Harding - Richard Zacks (out of print)

Also new this week



The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K Dick
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath (hardcover)
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, Richard Farina
Kissing the Witch, Emma Donoghue
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, JT LeRoy
The Umbrella Man and other stories, Roald Dahl
Oblivion, David Foster Wallace
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
Shoo-fly Dyck, John Janzen Kooistra
I Sing the Body Electric, Ray Bradbury
Basket Case, Carl Hiaasen
The Diaries of Jane Somers, Doris Lessing
Dinosaur Island, Edward Packard (Choose Your Own Adventure #138, hardcover!)
Far as the eye can see, a play by Rudy Wiebe and Theatre Passe Muraille (out of print, VERY rare, $20)



The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris
The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James
The Souls' Religion, Thomas Moore
Five Great Dialogues, Plato (hardcover)
The Uncommon Touch: An Investigation of Spiritual Healing, Tom Harpur
Meditations, Dorothy Day
Seeds of Destruction, Thomas Merton
The New Being, Paul Tillich
The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel
C.S.Lewis: A Biography, A.N.Wilson
The Sea Dogs: Privateers, Plunder and Piracy in the Elizabethan Age, Neville Williams
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe - Laurence Bergreen
Inventing Western Civilization, Thomas C Patterson
The Crucible of Europe: The Ninth and Tenth Centuries in European History, Geoffrey Barraclough
The Story of the Irish Race, Seumas MacManus
Red Year: The Indian Rebellion of 1857, Michael Edwardes
The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius who Discovered a New History of the Earth, Alan Cutler
Madmen of History, Donald Hook
Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada, Anna Brownell Jameson
Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung
I Ching, Sam Reifler
Zen Comments on the Mumonkan, Zenkei Shibayama

plus hundreds more every week.... TOP OF PAGE

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