• 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 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


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

Bios - Robert Charles Wilson

The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead - Heather Pringle

Green Grass, Running Water - Thomas King

Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (hardcover)

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) - Ann-Marie MacDonald (play)

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers - Loung Ung

The Private Life of Chairman Mao - Dr. Li Zhisui

Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film - Peter Biskind

Facing Ali: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories - Stephen Brunt

Best Karate 1 - M. Nakayama (plus seven more volumes)

Well of Lies: The Walkerton Water Tragedy - Colin Perkel

Also new this week



Wicked, Gregory Maguire
Strega, Andrew Vachss
Monsignor Quixote, Graham Greene
Difficult Loves and Marcovaldo, Italo Calvino
Soul Mountain, Gao Xingjian
Morality Play, Barry Unsworth
The Ash Garden, Dennis Bock
Quarantine, Jim Crace
A House by the River, Sid Smith
Dead Letters, Frances King
What the Body Remembers, Shauna Singh Baldwin
A Map of Glass, Jane Urquhart
Willem's Field, Melinda Haynes
Chalktown, Melinda Haynes
The Singing Fire, Lilian Nattel
The Forest Lover, Susan Vreeland
The White Man in the Tree and other stories, Mark Kurlansky
Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels
Candlemass Road, George MacDonald Fraser
The Vision of Piers Plowman, William Langland
Paradise Lost, John Milton
The Wanderer, or The End of Youth, Alain-Fournier
Mantissa, John Fowles
Collected Stories, David Leavitt
The Bird in Last Year's Nest, Shaun Herron
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard
Incident at Vichy, Arthur Miller (play)
Dancing at Lughnasa, Brian Friel (play)
The Methuen book of Modern Monologues for Men
The Gap, Ian Ross (play)
The Smoke Ring, Larry Niven
Dark Night in Toyland, Bob Shaw (out of print)
The Continent Makers, and Other Tales of the Viagens, L. Sprague de Camp
The Iron Sceptre, John White
Dragon Days, Willis Hall (out of print)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander
The Witches, Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger, Roald Dahl
The Borrowers Afield, Mary Norton (hardcover)
The Borrowers Afloat, Mary Norton (hardcover)



Waiting on God, Simone Weil
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, Madeleine L'Engle
The Irrational Season, Madeleine L'Engle
A Letter of Consolation, Henri Nouwen
Miracles, C.S. Lewis (hardcover)
The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day
The Book of Job, trans. Stephen Mitchell
The Cotton Patch Evidence: The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment, Dallas Lee ($9, out of print)
A Dictionary of Hymnology, John Julian ($20, two hardcover vols., out of print)
The Life and Words of Christ, Cunningham Geikie ($20, two hardcover vols., 1879)
The Anchor Bible: Song of Songs, trans. Marvin Pope (hardcover)
God is Dead: The Anatomy of a Slogan, Kenneth Hamilton (late of United College)
The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, Kant
Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault
The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language, Michel Foucault (out of print)
Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, Dreyfus/Rabinow
How We Behave at the Feast: Reflections on Living in an Age of Plenty, Dwight Currie
The Awakening of Kundalini, Gopi Krishna (out of print)
The Prophecies of Nostradamus, ed. Erika Cheetham
Zen Macrobiotics, Georges Ohsawa
The New Naturopathic Diet, Penny Kendall-Reed
The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO, Robin Sharma
Two Lives, Vikram Seth
Count Us In: The Struggle to Free Soviet Jews, Wendy Eisen
Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London, Susan Tyler Hitchcock
On Writing, Stephen King
Robert's Rules of Order
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame, ed. Robin Robertson
The Rough Guide to Classical Music
Beyond Stanislavsky, Bella Merlin
Film Directing Shot by Shot, Steven Katz
Filmmakers and Financing, Louise Levison
Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy, Judith Brown
How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman
The Crusades,Zoé Oldenbourg (out of print)
The Army of the Caesars, Michael Grant (out of print)
The Great Mutiny: India 1857, Christopher Hibbert
The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider, Al Martin
Tactics and Strategy in Yacht Racing, Joachim Schult
Expert Dinghy and Keelboat Racing, Paul Elvström
Democratic Architecture: Practical Solutions to Today's Housing Crisis, Donald MacDonald
Guide to Western Canada, ed. Ann Carroll Burgess
Bush Teacher in BC, Dr. June Temple
American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian 1865-1900, Francis Paul Prucha
Manitoba's Métis Settlement Scheme of 1870, Paul L.A.H. Chartrand ($20, very rare)
A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson (audio book, 5 CDs)

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