• 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

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What people are saying:

This is my favourite shop in Winnipeg! - Heather Sealey, Winnipeg


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


The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness - Jeff Warren


How to Lose Friends and Alienate People - Toby Young


Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness - John Briggs/David Peat (out of print)


Always Fresh: The Untold Story of Tim Hortons by the Man Who Created a Canadian Empire - Ron Joyce/Robert Thompson


The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart - Maxine Clark


Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review - William F. Buckley Jr.


Tom Thomson: Trees - Joan Murray


Our National Parks - Ansel Adams


The Brazil Series - Bob Dylan

Also new this week



Sweeter than All the World, Rudy Wiebe (signed)
St. Mary at Main, Patrick Friesen (poetry)
Deadeye Dick, Kurt Vonnegut
Mondo Desperado!, Patrick McCabe
The Meeting at Telgte, Gunter Grass
Shame, Salman Rushdie
The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie
Over the Frontier, Stevie Smith (out of print)
The Holiday, Stevie Smith (out of print)
The Matisse Stories, A.S. Byatt
The House Gun, Nadine Gordimer
Simon and the Oaks, Marianne Fredriksson
Daughters of Captan Cook, Linda Spalding
The Flies/In Camera, Jean-Paul Sartre (plays)
I, The Jury, Mickey Spillane
Dearly Devoted Dexter, Jeff Lindsay
Inspector Saito's Small Satori, Janwillem Van de Wetering
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake
Mr. Was, Pete Hautman
Out of Focus, Margaret Buffie
Are You My Mother?, P.D. Eastman
Shave the Whales: A Dilbert Book, Scott Adams
Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook, Scott Adams
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl/illus. Donald Chaffin ($35 and up online, $15 at Aqua)



Moses: The Man and His Vision, David Daiches
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!, Jonathan Goldstein
Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society, Fatima Mernissi
Raising the Raisins: The Fight to Revive the Legacy of Herbert W. Armstrong, Stephen Flurry
On Becoming a Leader, Warren Bennis
Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World, Margaret Thatcher
Angels of Death: Indside the Bikers' Global Crime Empire, William Marsden/Julian Sher
In the Jaws of the Black Dogs: A Memoir of Despression, John Bentley Mays
Military First Aid: Safety Oriented
The Prince of the Marshes and Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, Rory Stewart
A Poet's Bazaar: A Journey to Greece, Turkey and Up the Danube, Hans Christian Andersen
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
A Likely Story: The Writing Life, Robert Kroetsch
We Need You Lazzaro, You Lazy, Greasy Bastard, Son of Dave
Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words, ed. Thomas Brothers
Jazz Is, Nat Hentoff
Waiting for Dizzy, Gene Lees
Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie
Singing Jazz: The Singers and Their Styles, Bruce Crowther/Mike Pinfold
Miss Saigon: Piano/Vocal Album
Disney Fake Book (music)
Teach Yourself Guitar, Nick Freeth
Transformation of Vision: The Works of H. Eric Bergman, Winnipeg Art Gallery ($35 at Burton Lysecki, $15 at Aqua)
Marion Nelson Hooker: Two Lives - One Passion, Mary Jo Hughes/Winnipeg Art Gallery ($75 online, $15 at Aqua)
John Singer Sargent, Carter Ratcliff
Gaugin: Maker of Myth, ed. Belinda Thomson
On Cukor, Gavin Lambert (out of print)
The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Okuda/Okuda/Mirek
The Physics of Star Trek, Lawrence Krauss
The Biology of Star Trek, Jenkins/Jenkins
A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding, John Dennis
Canadian Songbirds and Their Ways, Trudy/Jim Rising
Carving Large Birds, Bill Dehos/Patrick Spielman (out of print)
Classic Designs for Woodcarving, Richard Adam Dabrowski (out of print)
The Encyclopedia of Two-Hour Craft Projects, Leslie Allen
Landscaping with Nature: Using Nature's Designs to Plan Your Yard, Jeff Cox
Organic Living in 10 Simple Lessons, Karen Sullivan
Mrs. Chiang's Szechwan Cookbook, Schrecker/Schrecker
Amazing Grains: Creating Vegetarian Main Dishes with Whole Grains, Joanne Saltzman
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Stephen Ambrose
Gypsies, Preachers and Big White Bears: One Hundred Years on Country Roads, Claudia Smith
Antiques Afloat: From the Golden Age of Boating in British Columbia, Peter Vassilopoulos
No Man's River, Farley Mowat
Farley: The Life of Farley Mowat, James King
Love and Solidarity: A Pictorial History of the NDP, Cameron Smith (out of print)
Memories of Margaret: My Friendship with Margaret Laurence, Don Bailey

plus hundreds more every week....


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