• 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


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What people are saying:

I took in Idea Exchange a week ago with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. It was my first Aqua Books event ever, and it was a blast. The room is beautiful, the mood inviting, the ideas rich. Thanks. - Kurt


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


The Designer's Complete Index - Jim Krause ($30, boxed set of 3, $89.99 at Chapters)


How to Draw Comic Book Heroes and Villains - Christopher Hart


Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures - Finlay Cowan


Munschworks: The First Munsch Collection - Munsch/Martchenko (out of print)


The Essential Calvin and Hobbes


Antique Maps - Douglas Gohm


Saddam: His Rise and Fall - Con Coughlin


The Hero's Walk - Anita Rau Badami


Vinegar Hill - A.Manette Ansay


A Guide to Good Cooking Compiled by the Makers of Five Roses Flour


Children of the Gold Rush - Murphy/Haigh


JudaiKitsch: Tchotchkes, Schmattes, and Nosherei - Traig/Traig

Also new this week



The Idea of Pefection, Kate Grenville (2001 Orange Prize Winner)
Fall on Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald
Four Souls, Louise Erdrich
Nights of Rain and Stars, Maeve Binchy
Coastliners, Joanne Harris
Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz
A Virtuous Woman, Ellen Foster
The Island Walkers, John Bemrose
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
If the River was Whisky, T. Coraghessan Boyle
A Home at the End of the World, Michael Cunningham
Laughable Loves, Milan Kundera
Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje
Little Children, Tom Perrotta
Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Our Lady of the Flowers, Jean Genet
The Thief's Journal, Jean Genet
Room Temperature, Nicholson Baker
Killer in the Rain, Raymond Chandler
The Big Knockover, Dashiell Hammett
Look Homeward, Angel, Thomas Wolfe
Rosshalde, Herman Hesse
Stories 1904-1924, Franz Kafka
Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda
A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat, Arthur Rimbaud
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Men Without Women, Ernest Hemingway
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Coming Up For Air, George Orwell
Adventures in the Skin Trade, Dylan Thomas
The Resurrected Niece, John Dolinsky (of Libau Manitoba, signed)
Selected Operas, W.S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan librettos)
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm
The Light of Other Days, Arthur C. Clarke/Stephen Baxter (audio, 4 cass.)
The Constant Gardener, John le Carré (audio, 4 cass.



Broadcast Talks, C.S. Lewis
Intimacy, Henri Nouwen
The Genesee Diary, Henri Nouwen
The Waters of Siloe, Thomas Merton
And the Life Everlasting, John Baillie
Faith, Hope and Love, Emil Brunner
Jesus and the Word, Rudolf Bultmann
The Way of A Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way, anonymous
Finney's Life and Lectures, W.H. Harding
Calvin on Scripture and Divine Sovereignty, John Murray
Harper's Elements of Hebrew Syntax
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Matthew Fox
The Future Explained By the Word of God and The Olivet Discourse and the Anitchrist, Andrew Olsen (pamphlet, 1941)
Hara: The Vital Center of Man, Karlfried Graf Dürckheim (Zen Buddhism)
You Shall Be As Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and Its Traditions, Erich Fromm (out of print)
Perception, Expression, and History: The Social Phenomenon of Maurice Merlau-Ponty, John O'Neill
Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, Henry Miller
Mix Your Own Acrylics (Walter Foster Artist's Library Series), plus 2 more titles
Fast Sketching Techniques, David Rankin
How to Draw Animation, Christopher Hart
How to Draw Manga (6 vols.), Hikaru Hayashi
Combat Mime: A Non-Violent Approach to Stage Violence, J.D. Martinez
Improvisation for the Theatre, Viola Spolin
The Parade's Gone By, Kevin Brownlow (film studies, $10 at Aqua, $45 at Chapters)
Swing that Music, Louis Armstrong
The Jazz Book, Joachim Berendt
Cash: The Autobiography, Johnny Cash (hardcover)
Dashiell Hammett: A Life, Diane Johnson
A Green History of the World, Clive Ponting (hardcover)
Secrets From a Vegetarian Kitchen, Nadine Abensur
MealLeaniYumm!, Norene Gilletz (kosher cookbook, local author, republished in 2006 as Healthy Helpings)
Exodus 1947: The Ship That launched a Nation, Ruth Gruber
Blood and Vengeance: One Family's Story of the War in Bosnia, Chuck Sudetic
The Canadians: Biographies of a Nation (vols. 1 and 2), Patrick Watson
Ordeal By Ice, Farley Mowat
The Serpent's Coil/Grey Seas Under (boxed set), Farley Mowat
Father Goose: The Adventures of a Wildlife Hero, William Lishman
Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway, Dan/Sandra Longford
Lac La Biche: Yesterday and Today, Lac La Biche Heritage Society ($20, 1975, very rare)
Skills for Taming the Wilds, Bradford Angier
Insects: National Audubon Society First Field Guide
Rock and Mineral Collecting in Canada: Volume 1, Ann Sabina
The Study of Minerals and Rocks: Practical Geology and Mineralogy for Prospectors, E.M. Burwash
Native Manitoba Plants in Bog, Bush and Prairie, Hector Macdonald
The Winnipeg Book, Charles Wilkins
In Search of Elvis, Vernon Chadwick/University of Mississippi International Conference on Elvis Presley

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