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Winnipeg, MB
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What people are saying:

I've always wanted to come here and now I see why! - Carl Hochheim, Winnipeg


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


No Logo - Naomi Klein


Game Boys: Professional Videogaming's Rise from the Basement to the Big Time - Michael Kane (June 2008)


The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler


Transmetropolitan: Volumes 1-4


MC Escher - Sandra Forty


Japanese Prints - Gabriele Fahr-Becker


The Song of Pentecost - W.J. Corbett


Pentecost of Lickey Top - W.J. Corbett


The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud

Also new this week



Summer of My Amazing Luck, Miriam Toews
Donut Shop Lovers, Melissa Steele
A Year of Lesser, David Bergen
The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst, Armin Wiebe
The Rain Ascends, Joy Kogawa
How Happy To Be, Katrina Onstad
Three Songs by Hank Williams, Calvin Wharton
Sparrow Nights, David Gilmour
Self, Yann Martel
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, Drew Hayden Taylor
The Judgement, Clem Martini
Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe, Stuart McLean (signed)
Spanish Fly, Will Ferguson
Homer in Flight, Rabindranath Maharaj
The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass
The Secret, Eva Hoffman
The Architecture of the Kansas Ozarks, Donald Harington
Sailor Song, Ken Kesey
Toward the End of Time, John Updike
Bech: A Book, John Updike
The Human Stain, Philip Roth
Night Train, Martin Amis
Mr. Norris Changes Trains, Christopher Isherwood
War, J.M.G. le Clézio (France, trans.)
The Manchurian Candidate, Richard Condon
World Leader Pretend, James Bernard Frost
Mojo Hand, Greg Kihn (out of print)
The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, Kinky Friedman
Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear
seven new Marcus Didius Falco mysteries by Lindsey Davis
The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits
The Children of Húrin, Tolkien
The Wakefield Mystery Plays: The Complete Cycle of 32 Plays



Confession, Tolstoy
St. Francis of Assisi, G.K. Chesterton
Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, Madame Guyon
Temptation, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Wer ist und wer war Jesus Christus, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C.S. Lewis, ed. Clyde Kilby
Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, Douglas Gresham
Who is Jesus?, John Dominic Crossan
Jesus as a Figure in History: How Modern Historians View the Man from Galilee, Mark Allan Powell
Hitler's Pope: The Secret Histroy of Pius XII, John Cornwell
A Mighty Fortress, A New History of the German People, Steven Ozment
The Battlefields of England, A.H. Burne
Tales of Good and Evil, Help and Harm, Philip Hallie
Love and Friendship, Allan Bloom
A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel, Michio Kaku (March 2008)
The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould
The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History, Stephen Jay Gould
Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir, Matthew Chapman (Darwin's great-great-grandson)
Einstein: A Life in Science, White/Gribbin
Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge, Kocku von Stuckrad ($14 at Aqua, $46 at Chapters)
Avalonian Quest, Geoffrey Ashe (out of print)
The Encyclopedia of Women Killers, Brian Lane
Haunted: The Incredible True Story of a Canadian Family's Experience Living in a Haunted House, Dorah Williams
Metallica: This Monster Lives, Joe Berlinger with Greg Milner
The Stones, Philip Norman
Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, Mary Wilson
Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads, Greil Marcus
A Deeper Music: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Hardy (April 2008)
Native Arts of North America, Christian Feest
Textile Techniques in Metal: For Jewelers, Textile Artists and Sculptors, Arline Fisch ($20, out of print, scarce)
Sculpture in Paper, Nicholas Roukes
Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting: Its History, Aesthetics, and Techniques, Kwo Da-Wei
The Cinema in France: After the New Wave, Jill Forbes
American Horrors: Essays on the Modern American Horror Film, ed. Gregory Waller
Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Brody (May 2008)
Getting Started: A Memoir of the 1950s (with letters from Mordecai Richler, Mavis Gallant and Brian Moore), William Weintraub
The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food, Kaayla Daniel
Perennial Favorites, Lois Hole
Prehistoric Farming in Europe, Graeme Barker
The Ministry of Agriculture in Manitoba: 1870-1970
Manitoba Walks, Prairie Pathfinders
On Your Own in the Wilderness, Bradford Angier with Col. Townsend Whelen
Land of Shining Mountains: British Columbia in Legend and Story, Lane/Steer/Wright
Stanley Park's Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch and Brockton Point, Jean Barman
Booze: When Whisky Ruled the West, James Gray
Louis 'David' Riel: Prophet of the New World, Thomas Flanagan
My Rocky Road of Life, Peter Trimpolis (local memoir)
When Memories Remain, Karen Emilson (Interlake history)

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"I have it on the authority of Colm Brogan that the Great Queen was 'violently opposed to teetotalism, consenting to have one cleric promoted to a deanery only if he promised to stop advocating the pernicious heresy'", On Drink, Kingsley Amis

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