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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:

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 3/16/09


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

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The Last Days of Henry VIII - Robert Hutchinson

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A History of Britain: 3000 BC - AD 1603 - Simon Schama (out of print, $20)

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Rough Crossings - Simon Schama

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A Book of Nonsense - Edward Lear

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The Always Prayer Shawl - Sheldon Oberman

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Cars and Trucks and Things That Go - Richard Scarry

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The Deep - Helen Dunmore

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Evil Genius - Catherine Jinks

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The Tide Knot - Helen Dunmore

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William Shakespeare - Anthony Holden (out of print)

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A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Town in Fourteenth-Century France - Ann Wroe

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Shakespeare's Face - Stephanie Nolen

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Yentl the Yeshiva Boy - Isaac Bashevis Singer (woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi)

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Elegance: A Guide to Quality in Menswear - Bruce Boyer

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The Hollow Crown: The Follies, Foibles and Faces of the Kings and Queens of England - John Barton/Joy Law

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Lottery of History, Di Brandt
Now You Care, Di Brandt
Dangerous Elements, Sarah Klassen (signed, out of print)
The Guest House and Other Stories, Kristjana Gunnars (out of print)
Hope in the Desperate Hour, David Adams Richards
On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows, Neil Bissoondath
Gander Snatch, Gildas Jack Roberts (out of print)
A Box of Matches, Nicholson Baker
Wide Blood, Flannery O'Connor (out of print)
At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O'Brien
GraceLand, Chris Abani
English Passengers, Matthew Kneale
The Human Stain, Philip Roth
The Illuminated Soul, Aryeh Lev Stollman (out of print)
Black Swan Green, David Mitchell
Monkey Beach, Eden Robinson
Bombay Talkie, Ameena Meer
A Death in Delhi: Modern Hindi Short Stories, trans. Gordon Roadarmel
Still Lives, Pierre Nepveu (Quebec, trans.)
Human Bones, Ally McKay (out of print)
Anywhere but Here, Mona Simpson
A Winter Marriage, Kerry Hardie
Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar (France, trans.)
Fires, Marguerite Yourcenar (France, trans.)
The Good Negress, A.J. Verdelle (out of print)
The Women of Brewster Place, Gloria Naylor
The Star Café, Mary Caponegro
This Place Called Absence, Lydia Kwa
Stories Subversive: Through the Field with Gloves Off, short fiction by Nellie McClung
Keeper 'n Me, Richard Wagamese
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich
The Powwow Highway, David Seals (out of print)
Grand Avenue, Greg Sarris
Earth Song, Sky Spirit: Short Stories of the Contemporary Native American Experience, ed. Trafzer
Almanac of the Dead, Leslie Marmon Silko
Variations on Herb, John Lee
Archive for Our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay
Reflections from a Basement Window, Brian Richardson (out of print)
The Complete Poems and Plays, T.S. Eliot
Two Ships Passing, a play by Dave Carley
The Rez Sisters, a play by Tomson Highway
The Complete Oxford Shakespeare (three hardcovers in slipcase, $20)
A Midsummer-Night's Dream: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Shakespeare
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
Five Children and It/The Phoenix and the Carpet/The Story of the Amulet, E. Nesbit
Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, Holly Black
Septimus Heap: Magyk, Angie Sage
The World of Eldaterra: The Dragon Conspiracy, P.R. Moredun
Endymion Spring, Matthew Skelton
Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
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The Titus Books, Mervyn Peake

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Non-Fiction

The Cloud of Unknowing, trans. Ira Progoff
Spiritual Letters to Women, François Fénelon (scarce)
Praying with Francis of Assisi, Stoutzenberger/Bohrer
Poustinia: Christian Spirituality of the East for Western Man, Catherine de Hueck Doherty (out of print)
New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton
The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Friends for the Journey, Luci Shaw/Madeleine L'Engle
Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
For the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God: Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Kathryn Spink
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, ed. Jonathan Edwards
An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order, Nancy Klein Maguire
The Christian Tradition, Jaroslav Pelikan (vols. 1-5, $13 ea.)
Jesus through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture, Jaroslav Pelikan
The Political Teachings of Jesus, Tod Lindberg
Requiem, Thomas Oden
How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture, Francis Schaeffer
Conversations with God: Books 1-3, Neale Donald Walsch
The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought, Jaroslav Pelikan
The Republic of Plato, trans. Allan Bloom
Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing, ed. William Irwin
Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure, David Morley (out of print)
The Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age, Robert Alter
Figures Cut in Sacred Ground: Illuminati in The Double Hook, Angela Bowering
Garden Nature Language, Simon Pugh (very scarce)
A Guide for the Perplexed, E.F. Schumacher
The Blood Runs Like a River through My Dreams: A Memoir, Nasdijj (out of print)
Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women, Alice Walker/Pratibha Parmar
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, Thomas Lynch
On South Mountain: The Dark Secrets of the Goler Clan, David Cruise/Alison Griffiths (hardcover, scarce, $15)
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill
The Travels of Marco Polo
Inside Out Guide to New York (w/popout map/compass/pen/light)
Guide to New York City Landmarks, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
Touring the Upper East Side: Walks in Five Historic Districts, NYC Landmarks Conservatory
Seeing New York: History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers, Hope Cooke
Out of Sync, Lance Bass
Here's What We'll Say, Reichen Lehmkuhl
Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, Tab Hunter
Lucky Man, Michael J. Fox
Cooking A to Z, California Culinary Academy (out of print)
The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices, Pamela Westland
The Complete Book of Vegetables: An Illustrated Guide to Over 400 Species and Varieties of Vegetables from all over the World, Buishand/Houwing/Jansen
La Varenne Pratique: The Complete Illustrated Cooking Course, Anne Willan ($30 at Aqua, $90 and up online)
Acht Kleine Praeludien un Fugen: Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, Johann Sebastian Bach
Orgelbüchlein, Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphony No. 5, Ludwig Van Beethoven
Symphony No. 40/41, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Modern Jazz Voicings: Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles, Ted Pease/Ken Pullig (with CD)
Top Drawer: American High Society from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties, Mary Cable
Baseball for Dummies, Joe Morgan
Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada, Ken Dryden/Roy MacGregor
En face du sport: Conseils aux jeunes (1926, very scarce)
L'Action canadienne-francaise (juillet 1928, very scarce)
Paths to Freedom, Bob Kellow (local author, out of print)
Igloo Dwellers Were My Church, John Sperry (signed, scarce, $15)
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Through the Kenora Gateway, Lake of the Woods Writers Group/Kenora Centennial Committee (1981, loose pages/all there, $9)

plus hundreds more every week....

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