CURRENT EVENTS

  • Aqua Books (1999-2012) is now permanently closed. This site is for posterity only. Thank you for everything.
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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:

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

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/6/07

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

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Tori Amos: Anthology (sheet music, 25 songs, out of print)

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1000 Extra/Ordinary Objects

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Wake Up, I'm Fat - Camryn Manheim

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Mussolini's Island: The Invasion of Sicily through the eyes of those who witnessed the Campaign, John Follain

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Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth - Jenny McCarthy

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If a Lion Could Talk: Animal Intelligence and the Evolution of Consciousness - Stephen Budiansky (out of print)

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Home Almanac: Everything You Need To Care For Your Home

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West African Art - Milwaukee Public Museum

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The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (oversize, English)

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The People's Railway: A History of Canadian National - Donald MacKay

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The Cat in the Dryer and 222 other Urban Legends

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Rodales's Perennial All-Stars (out of print)

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The Girl with the Botticelli Face - W.D. Valgardson

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No Other Life - Brian Moore (out of print)

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The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life - Camilla Gibb

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Meditations on a Place and a Way of Life - Ken Loewen (photographs, local Mennonite history, signed, $10)

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Brundibar - Tony Kushner/Maurice Sendak (based on the Czech opera)

Also new this week

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Fiction

Night Train, Martin Amis
All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
Where Shadows Burn, Catherine Hunter (local author)
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Michael Ondaatje
Setting Free the Bears, John Irving
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
To All Appearances a Lady, Marilyn Bowering
Himalayan Dhaba, Craig Joseph Danner
Resistance, Anita Shreve
Lady Moses, Lucinda Roy
The Birth of Venus: Love and Death in Florence, Sarah Dunant
The Summer After June, Ashley Warlick
Quartet, Jean Rhys
Injury Time, Beryl Bainbridge
Down All the Days, Christy Brown (author of My Left Foot, out of print)
The News from Ireland, William Trevor
Girl With Curious Hair: Stories, David Foster Wallace
Life is Elsewhere, Milan Kundera
Burmese Days, George Orwell
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Süskind
The Zero, Jess Walter
Morality Play, Barry Unsworth
A Philosophical Investigation, Philip Kerr
Treat 'em Rough: Letters from Jack the Kaiser Killer, Ring Lardner (1918, $8 at Aqua, $30 at Burton Lysecki)
Heather's Mistress, Amy Le Feuvre
When a Man's a Man, Harold Bell Wright
The Simple Truth, David Baldacci
The Immortal Dragon, Michael Peterson
Sarum: The Novel of England, Edward Rutherfurd
Flashman's First Omnibus, George MacDonald Fraser
La mendigote, Thérèse de Saint Phalle
La Route d'Altamont, Gabrielle Roy (out of print)
The Glorious Pool, Thorne Smith (1934, fantasy)
The Cult of Loving Kindness, Paul Park (out of print)
The Traveler, John Twelve Hawks (2006)
The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Sight Unseen, Andrew Neiderman (out of print)
Wolfsign: The Outsider, Alfred McCann (aka Wulfsign, local author)
Prince of Annwn: The First Branch of the Mabinogion, Evangeline Walton
Micawber, John Lithgow (children's)
and
The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and the Hardy Boys, Benjamin Hoff (author of the Tao of Pooh)

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Non-Fiction

I and Thou, Martin Buber
Jesus the Jew, Geza Vermes
Christ and the Sacrament Church, Pierre Talec (trans. from French)
Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages, Etienne Gilson
I Believe, Alister McGrath
Tongue Speaking, Morton Kelsey
Sermons Preached at Brighton (Complete), Frederick Robertson
dozens of new books on Hebrew and Greek
Indian Shakers: A Messianic Cult of the Pacific Northwest, H.G. Barnett
Slavery, Segregation and Scripture, James Buswell
The Fundamentalist Movement: 1930-1956, Louis Gasper
Compayré's History of Pedagogy, W.H. Payne (1885, scarce, $10)
Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Jonathan Dancy
This Is Not A Pipe, Michel Foucault
Words, Jean-Paul Sartre
The Basic Works of Aristotle, ed. Richard McKeon (hardcover, 1500 pgs)
A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural, Peter Berger
The Good, the Bad and the Difference, Randy Cohen (NYT ethicist)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester
The Final Prophecies of Nostradamus, ed. Erika Cheetham
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I've Learned, Alan Alda
The Mother Dance, Harriet Lerner
Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , Stephen Covey (6 cass., 317 min., $14)
Boom, Bust and Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift, David K. Foot
Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations, Robert Kriegel/David Brandt
The Culinary Arts Institute Cookbook
Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family, Art Smith (signed)
Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, Lester Brown
Seven Years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer
The Way of the White Clouds, Lama Anagarika Govinda
L'espace de Louis Goulet, Guillame Charette (Manitoba history)
Through the Hitler Line: Memoirs of an Infantry Chaplain, Laurence Wilmot (local author)
A Wartime Log, Art and Lee Beltrone (watercolours and sketches by WWII POWs)
To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War, Betty Schimmel
The Salem Witch Trials Reader, ed. Frances Hill
History of the Shea's and the Paths of Adventure, Bert Shea (Muskoka, Ontario history)
Grand Delusions: Henry Hoet and Cobblestone Manor, James Musson (Alberta history)
Peace River Chronicles, ed. Gordon Bowes (BC history, 1793-1963)
How To Know the Wildflowers, Mrs. William Starr Diana
Canadian Eskimo Art, James Houston
Carving Totem Poles and Masks, Alan/Gill Bridgewater
and
Proper Lessons from the Old Testament, for the Sundays and other Holy Days throughout the year, in the Cree language, Rev. J. Horden ($50, very rare)

plus hundreds more every week....

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