• 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


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

The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten ($15 hardcover at Aqua, $58.99 paperback at Chapters)

Scar Culture - Toni Davidson

The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl

The Trivialization of God: The Dangerous Illusion of a Manageable Diety - Donald W. McCullough (out of print)

Andes - Pablo Corral Vega/Mario Vargas Llosa (photography)

The Lord of the Rings (7 vol. boxed set, $25)

Cyclopedia Anatomicae: The Human and Animal Figure for the Artist

The World of M.C. Escher

What Canadians Think About Almost Everything, Bricker/Wright

The Illustrated Tao Te Ching

The Spartans - Paul Cartledge

Cooking Vegetarian - Jenny Stacey

Also new this week



A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, Kaylie Jones
Tarzan Triumphant, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Peppered Moth, Margaret Drabble
Unless, Carol Shields (hardcover)
An Equal Music, Vikram Seth
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk-Kidd
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: A Poem, Robert Penn Warren
Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters (poetry)
Head Cook at Weddings and Funerals: And Other Stories of Doukhobor Life, Vi Plotnikoff
The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly
Twelve Mile Limit, Randy Wayne White
The Naming of the Dead, Ian Rankin
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold, C.S. Lewis
The Little Green Mountain Fire, Lee Cowan
Don Quixote, Cervantes
Heir to the Glimmering World, Cynthia Ozick
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Beirut Blues, Hanan al-Shaykh
Reincarnation: The Best Short Stories of Cunninghame Graham
Ghostlight, Marion Zimmer Bradley
Tales of the Sea, Joseph Conrad
The Wars, Timothy Findley
A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott
Etidorhpa, John Uri Lloyd (1895 underground fantasy classic)
Marat/Sade, Peter Weiss (play)
Collected Poems, A.E. Houseman
Tales from a Troubled Land, Alan Paton
Cabaret, Masteroff/Kander/Ebb (play)
Zuckerman Unbound, Philip Roth
Song of the World Becoming: New and Collected Poems 1981-2001, Pattiann Rogers (out of print)
Essays in Love, Alain de Botton
The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein
The Honorary Patron, Jack Hodgins (hardcover)
Six new Black Stallion books by Walter Farley



God in Action, Karl Barth
Kerygma and History, Braaten/Harrisville
The Story of the Copts: The True Story of Christianity in Egypt Book II (from the Arab Conquest to the Present Time), Iris Habib el Masri (rare)
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, William Law
Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life, Brussat/Brussat
The Essential Erasmus
Israel in Bible Prophecy, John Bray
Communities of Resistance and Solidarity: A Feminist Theology of Liberation, Sharon Welch
No Little People, Francis Schaeffer
He is There and He is not Silent, Francis Schaeffer
Book of J, Harold Bloom
And a Voice to Sing with: A Memoir, Joan Baez
The Ancient Art of Color Therapy, Linda Clark
Singing at the Top of Our Lungs: Women, Love, and Creativity, Bepko/Krestan
Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Fuelling Body, Mind and Spirit, Miriam Hoffer
Everyday Sacred: A Woman's Journey Home, Sue Bender
Plotting the Novel, Michael Legat
Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers, Ehrenreich/English
Wish and Wonder: A Manitoba Village Child, Elsa Redekopp
Dreaming the Dark, Starhawk
Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind
Folk Remedies that Work, Wilen/Wilen
The Store That Timothy Built, William Stephenson (the story of Eaton's)
Seven Years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer (hardcover)
Against the Wind, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (sheet music)
The New Testament: An Introduction for the General Reader, Oscar Cullman
The Gospel According to Peanuts, Robert Short
So We Believe So We Pray, George Buttrick
Up From Eden, Kathryn Lindskoog
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, Piven/Borgenicht
A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance, Marlena de Blasi (travel memoir)
Porsche: The Pursuit of Excellence, Bill Reynolds
The Cat and the Curmudgeon, Cleveland Amory
Dianetics: A Doctor's Report, J.A. Winter
The Pooh Party Book,Virginia Ellison
Edie: An American Biography, Jean Stein
The Golden Bough, Sir James George Frazer
The Graphic Work of M.C. Escher
Lasker's How to Play Chess
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
Love and Living, Thomas Merton
The Cry for Myth, Rollo May
People of the Willow: The Padlimiut Tribe of the Caribou Eskimo, watercolours by Winifred Petchey Marsh
The U of W Commemorative Journal 1888-1988
Perspectives on Our Age, Jacques Ellul
The Miracles of Live Juices and Raw Foods, John H. Tobe
The Farfarers: Before the Norse, Farley Mowat (out of print)
The Complete Encyclopedia of Hunting Rifles, A.E. Hartink
The English Rebels, Charles Poulsen (medieval history)
Cree-English Hymnbook ($10 here or $25 at Burton Lysecki)

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