• 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


Look at My Striped Shirt!: Confessions of the People You Love to Hate


The Life and Works of Gustav Klimt - Nathaniel Harris


DuMont's Schnellkurs Kunstgeschichte: Malerei vom Mittelalter bis zur Pop-art, Eva Howarth


Robin Hood - Henry Gilbert


The Selling of Canada: The CPR and the Beginnings of Canadian Tourism, E.J. Hart


The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Herbalism - ed. Malcolm Stuart

Also new this week



Everyone in Silico, Jim Munroe
Viral Suite, Mari-Lou Rowley
Gabardine and other poems, Shyamal Bagchee
On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing, ed. Joel Weishaus
Renga: A Chain of Poems, Octavio Paz et al
Elimination Dance/La danse éliminatoire, Michael Ondaatje
Selected Poems, Margaret Atwood
The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard
Happenstance, Carol Shields
The Rain Barrel Baby, Alison Preston
Queen of Diamonds, Catherine Hunter
The Bolshevik's Revenge: A Sam Klein Mystery, Allan Levine
In a Far Country, Linda Holeman (April 2008)
The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai (2006 Man Booker Winner)
The Master, Colm Tóibín
Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner
The Smithsonian Institution, Gore Vidal
The Ultimate Good Luck, Richard Ford
1919, John Dos Passos
Brick Lane, Monica Ali
Whitethorn, Bruce Courtenay
The Overlook, Michael Connelly (January 2008)
The Chinese Lake Murders, Robert van Gulik
The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo: A Tenth Century Japanese Novel
Rhialto the Marvellous, Jack Vance
Naomi: The Strawberry Blonde of Pippu Town, Karmel Schreyer (out of print)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart, Barbara Kathleen Nickel
Three Bluenose Plays, Arthur Murphy
North American Indians: Myths and Legends



Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis (brother to C.S., $15, scarce)
A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken
The Riverside Preachers, Fosdick et al
From Ritual to Romance: An Account of the Holy Grail from Ancient Ritual to Christian Symbol, Jessie Weston
The Shape of Death: Life, Death, and Immortality in the Early Fathers, Jaroslav Pelikan (scarce)
The Ancestry of Our English Bible, Ira Maurice Price (1920)
Friends for 300 Years: A History of George Fox and the Quakers, Howard Brinton
Creation and the Environment: An Anabaptist Perspective on a Sustainable World, ed. Calvin Redekop
Becoming Human, Jean Vanier
Karl Barth and the Problem of War, John Howard Yoder
On Peaceful Coexistence, V.I. Lenin
Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President, J.H. Hatfield
The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell
The Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions, David Pickering
The Final Prophecies of Nostradamus, Erika Cheetham
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics, Roger Penrose
Gifts Differing, Myers/Briggs
This is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy, Dale Turner
The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change, Cole Harris
Aboriginal Law: Apartheid in Canada, Paula Mallea
Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy, Sarah Carter
The Ojibwa of Western Canada: 1780 to 1870, Laura Peers
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada, J.R. Miller
The Irish Experience: A Concise History, Hachey et al
The Oxford History of Ireland, ed. R.F. Foster
But Do Blondes Prefer Gentlemen?: Homage to QWERT YUIOP and Other Writings, Anthony Burgess
Little Wilson and Big God: Being the First Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess
The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
Aesthetics: A Critical Anthology, George Dickie/Richard Sclafani (out of print)
Reaching for the Stars: A Celebration of Italian Americans in Major League Baseball, ed. Larry Freundlich
How to Sh*t in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art, Kathleen Meyer
The Art of Raising a Puppy, The Monks of New Skete
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
Starting a Small Restaurant: How to Make Your Dream a Reality, Daniel Miller
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, Howard Schultz
Catalan Cuisine, Colman Andrews
From Fire to Flood: A History of Theatre in Manitoba, Kevin Longfield

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

Tax Secrets for Tough Times, Evelyn Jacks

(The part of Gumby will be played by Mr. Woodenhead this week)

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