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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:

Gotta hand it to the folks at Aqua Books--it's not every day that a small-business owner takes a chance on a building on Garry Street. And he went the extra mile too, lovingly renovating and restoring the space, resulting in a fantastic book-store/cafe combo. - Bryan Scott, Winnipeg

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/15/09


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

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Nervous System, or Losing My Mind in Literature - Jan Lars Jensen

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Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism - James Laxer (out of print)

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The Ancestor's Tale - Richard Dawkins

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Stalking Birds with Color Camera - Arthur Allen

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Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century - John Kasson

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Oscar Wilde: An Exquisite Life - Calloway/Colvin

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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons

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The Tolkien Scrapbook: A Collection of Folklore, Songs, Poems and Recipes of Middle-earth

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Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris

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A Pizza the Size of the Sun - Poems by Jack Prelutsky

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Marie of the Metis - Dianne Common (very scarce)

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It's Raining Pigs and Noodles - Poems by Jack Prelutsky

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Canada 1892: Portrait of a Promised Land - Peter Newman (out of print)

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Edward S. Curtis - Barry Pritzker (out of print)

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Wolves - Daniel Wood

Also new this week

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Fiction

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Snakes and Earrings, Hitomi Kanehara (Japan, trans.)
The Calcutta Chromosome, Amitav Ghosh
When Alice Lay Down with Peter, Margaret Sweatman
First and Vital Candle, Rudy Wiebe (hardcover)
The Scorched-Wood People, Rudy Wiebe (hardcover)
Vixen, Lynnette D'anna
Misshapen, Robert Budde
Stripmalling, Jon Paul Fiorentino (new)
Asthmatica, Jon Paul Fiorentino
Selected Losses, Jon Paul Fiorentino (poetry, very scarce)
Hello Serotonin, Jon Paul Fiorentino (poetry)
Transcona Fragments, Jon Paul Fiorentino (poetry, out of print)
A Selection of Poems, e.e. cummings
Love Poems, Irving Layton
Revolutionary Petunias, Alice Walker (poetry)
Bent Box, Lee Maracle (poetry)
Sass, Tanis MacDonald (poetry, very scarce)
Necessary Crimes, Catherine Hunter (poetry)
Questions I Asked My Mother, Di Brandt (poetry)
No Language is Neutral, Dionne Brand (poetry)
For Kid Rock/Total Freedom, Michael Scharf (poetry)
Groove, Bang and Jive Around, Steve Cannon
Candy, Luke Davies
The Hawryliw Process: Part 1, Robert Allen (out of print)
The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War, Michael Shaara
The Last Full Measure, Jeff Shaara
Gods and Generals, Jeff Shaara
War, Dennis Foon (play, scarce)
The Short Tree and the Bird that Could Not Sing, Dennis Foon (play, scarce)
Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2, Tony Kushner (plays)
The Primrose Path, Carol Matas (scarce)
A Place Not Home, Eva Wiseman
The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations, Diterlizzi/Black
The Earthsea Trilogy, Ursula LeGuin (boxed set)
The Lays of Beleriand, Tolkien
and
Earthmaker's Tales: North American Indian Stories About Earth Happenings, Gretchen Will Mayo

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Non-Fiction

Light in the Shadowlands: Protecting the Real C.S. Lewis, Kathryn Lindskoog (out of print)
William Carey: A Biography, Mary Drewery
Ronald Knox, Evelyn Waugh
Clowning in Rome, Henri Nouwen
Non-Bourgeois Theology, Joseph Donders
The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
The History of Sexuality: Vol. 1, Michel Foucault
The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in the Limits of Free Expression, L.W. Sumner
The Tao of Philosophy, Alan Watts
Yoga for Children, Mary Stewart/Kathy Phillips
The Yoga System of Health and Relief from Tension, Yogi Vithaldas
Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee
The Yoga Su-tra of Pata˝jali, ed. Georg Feuerstein
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Ayurveda: The Ancient Indian Healing Tradition, Gopi Warrier/Deepika Gunawant (out of print)
Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit/Elson
The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work, Germaine Greer (out of print)
Women of the Raj, Margaret MacMillan
A Last Voyage to St. Kilda, A.A. MacGregor
A Short History of the Labour Party, Henry Pelling
Israel, Diaspora, and the Routes of National Belonging, Jasmin Habib
The Dangerous Summer, Ernest Hemingway (bullfighting)
The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger
The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group, Dan Briody
Salt of the Earth: One Family's Journey Through the Violent American Landscape, Jack Olsen
The Mountain People, Colin Turnbull
Tolkien's World, Randel Helms
The Nureyev Image, Alexander Bland
The Arrival of B.B. King, Charles Sawyer
Folk Songs of Jamaica, ed. Tom Murray
Mammatus (Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit, 2005)
English Cathedrals, Patrick Cormack
Creative Puzzles of the World, Pieter van Delft/Jack Botermans (out of print)
The Golden Woman: Dreaming as Art, Kay Stone
There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives, Robert Hopcke
A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of G÷del and Einstein, Palle Yourgrau
The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey, Robert Hunter (out of print)
Pioneers of Geology: Discovering Earth's Secrets, Margaret Carruthers/Susan Clinton
Deep Alberta: Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs, John Acorn
Reading the Rocks: A Biography of Ancient Alberta, Monique Keiran
The Remarkable Adventures of Portugese Joe Silvey, Jean Barman
L.D.: Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver, Daniel Francis (out of print)
Waterfront Blues: Labour Strife at the Port of Montreal 1960-1978, Alexander Pathy ($56 at Chapters, $17 at Aqua)
Harvest of a Quiet Eye: The Cabin as Sanctuary, Lawrence Scanlan (out of print)
When the Sugar Bird Sings: The History of Maple Syrup in Lanark County, Claudia Smith (out of print)
At the Crossroads: A History of Sackville New Brunswick, William Hamilton (out of print)
Of the Spirit: Writings by Douglas Cardinal, ed. George Melnyk (scarce, $12)
Wahbung: Our Tomorrows, the Indian Tribes of Manitoba (1971)
The One-and-a-Half Men: The Story of Jim Brady and Malcolm Norris, Metis Patriots of the 20th Century, Murray Dobbin ($20 at Burton Lysecki, $12 at Aqua)
The Three Lives of Thrasher...Skid Row Eskimo: An Autobiography, Anthony Apakark Thrasher (out of print)
Tom Longboat, Bruce Kidd
Baseballissimo: My Summer in the Italian Minor Leagues, Dave Bidini
Bringing Down the House: How Six M.I.T. Students Took Vegas for Millions, Ben Mezrich
My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film, George Melnyk
On Performance, Mick Brown
Building a Mystery: The Story of Sarah McLachlan and Lilith Fair, Judith Fitzgerald
Snatched: The Peculiar Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt, Susan Goldenberg (out of print)
Aftermath: Travels in a Post-War World, Farley Mowat
Maverick in the Sky: The Aerial Adventures of WWI Flying Ace Freddie McCall, Shirlee Smith Matheson
A Richer Dust: Family, Memory and the Second World War, Robert Calder (out of print)
It Made You Think of Home: The Journals of Deward Barnes, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1916-1919
The Invisible Soldier: Captain W.A.P. Durie, His Life and Afterlife, Veronica Cusack
Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism, Sherene Razack
and
Manitoba Book of Everything, Hanlon/Edie/Pendgracs

plus hundreds more every week....

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"The doctors said that when a person's brain dies, the person dies. They are doing many tests to find out if her brain is alive or if it is dead."

Precious Gifts: Barklay and Eve Explain Organ and Tissue Donation, Karen Carney


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