• 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:

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


PLEASE NOTE: This is the last New Books page before our move in April 2008. Due to the absolute chaos of renovating our new 8400 sq. ft. building on Garry, we have only been putting fifty books on this page for the last few weeks (instead of the usual hundred or so). The New Books page will return to full strength after our re-opening.

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


Goodbye, Jimmy Choo - Annie Sanders


The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen


A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry


Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF, ed. Kevin Danaher


Warriors of Christendom - John Matthews/Bob Stewart


1915: The Death of Innocence - Lyn Macdonald

Also new this week



A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Englishman's Boy, Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Crusader, Michael Alexander Eisner
Spelling Mississipi, Marnie Woodrow
Selected Poems, W.H. Auden
The Silmarillion, Tolkien (hardcover, no dustjacket)
Evil Water, Ian Watson



From the Buffalo to the Cross: History of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, M.B. Venini Byrne
Beyond Fundamentalism, Daniel Stevick
Living More with Less: Study/Action Guide, Delores Histand Friesen
The History of Psychiatry: From Prehistoric Times to the Present, Alexander/Selesnick
Exercises for the Whole Brains: Neuron-Builders to Stimulate and Entertain, Bragdon/Fellows
Handbook of Model Rocketry, Harry Stine
The Kaleidoscope Book: A Spectrum of Spectacular Scopes to Make, ed. Thom Boswell (out of print)
Creating Watercolor Landscapes Using Photographs, Donald Patterson (out of print)
Capturing Radiant Color in Oils, Susan Sarback (out of print)
Visions: The Art of Bev Doolittle
The Pre-Raphaelites: Romance and Realism, Laurence des Cars
Romanticism, David Blayney Brown (art history)
Hiding in the Light, Dick Hebdige (popcult)
Plan of Attack, Bob Woodward
Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star, Kitty Kelley
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
The Agatha Christie Mystery, Derrick Murdoch (bio)
The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple, Anne Hart
The World's Most Mysterious People, Lionel/Patricia Fanthorpe
Mafia Assassin: The Inside Story of a Canadian Biker, Hitman, and Police Informer, Cecil Kirby
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, H.G. Bissinger
The Game, Ken Dryden
Deep Waters: Courage, Character and the Lake Timiskaming Canoeing Tragedy, James Raffan
Taking Root: Canada from 1700-1760 (photographic reproductions of historical documents)
Legacy of Honour: The Panets, Canada's Foremost Military Family, Jacques Gouin/Lucien Brault
The Galts: A Canadian Odyssey, John Galt 1779-1839, H.B. Timothy
The Fur Trade and the Northwest to 1857, E.E. Rich

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

No sitting around reading for Gumby. Even the Green Man has to help move Aqua Books.

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