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:

I used to come into your bookstore all the time on Princess. Now I live in Tokyo. The sad part about living in Tokyo is that I can't eat at EAT!. I just wanted to congratulate you on your great success with Aqua! It sounds as though things are going really great for you, and the business/thought-fostering centre/restaurant establishment is the thing my dreams are made of. I think that the community that you are helping to foster in Winnipeg is inspiring. If I was still living in Winnipeg, I'd probably never leave your store (provided there's a public bathroom). Anyway, Aqua Books is probably the thing about Winnipeg I miss most. I loved walking from my apartment in the Exchange to your store on the weekends to wither away the hours. It always smelled good in there. Does the Garry St. location smell equally good? I bet it does. - Lauren U., Tokyo

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/20/07

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

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The Tale of Murasaki - Liza Dalby

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Eating Your Words - William Grimes (food lexicon)

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Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up, Martha Manning

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Do I Come Here Often? - Henry Rollins

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Wild Years: The Music and Myth of Tom Waits, Jay Jacobs

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Black Coffee Blues - Henry Rollins

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John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me: The Real Beatles Story - Tony Barrow

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Who Let The Dogs In? (with more Bush-Whacking!) - Molly Ivins

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How I Got This Way - Patrick F. McManus

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Trees and Shrubs for Dummies

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Strange Things - Margaret Atwood (hardcover)

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Confessions of an English Opium Eater - Thomas de Quincey

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The 3 Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K. Dick ($9 at Aqua, $18 at Chapters)

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A Tolkien Miscellany - Tolkien (five lesser-known works in one volume, including Tree and Leaf)

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A Maze of Death - Philip K. Dick ($9 at Aqua, $18 at Chapters)

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Little Men - Louisa May Alcott (1928 ed., 4 colour plates, $7)

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Michael Bond's Book of Bears (hardcover)

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DK World History Atlas (2005)

Also new this week

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Fiction

A Boy of Good Breeding, Miriam Toews
Slovenly Love, Méira Cook
Small Ceremonies, Carol Shields
Unless, Carol Shields
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Wayne Johnston
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Alva and Irva, Edward Carey
Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
The Coma, Alex Garland
High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
The Real McCoy, Darin Strauss (a novel based on the life of boxer Charles 'Kid' McCoy)
The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Oscar Hijuelos
Birds Without Wings, Louis de Bernières
Perfect Match, Jodi Picoult
Salem Falls, Jodi Picoult
The Widows' Adventures, Charles Dickinson
Shade, Neil Jordan
The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O'Connor
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Subterraneans, Jack Kerouac
Burmese Days, George Orwell
Keep the Aspidistra Flying, George Orwell
Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley
Magellania, Jules Verne
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry (français)
The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch (Austria, trans.)
José Saramago, The Cave (Portugal, trans., Nobel author)
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
Shyness and Bloom, Rachel Boult
One Last Look, Susanna Moore
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa Bank
Superstition, Karen Robards (June 2006)
The Cold Moon, Jeffrey Deaver (June 2007)
Broken Prey, John Sandford (May 2006)
Dead Watch, John Sandford (May 2007)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Checkmate, David Michaels (November 2006)
Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, Leonard Cohen
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo, Tolkien
Parzival: A Romance of the Middle Ages, Wolfram von Eschenbach
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
By Special Request: New Stories for Girls specially written for Noel Streatfeild
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse, Iona/Peter Opie
Warriors of Alavna, N.M. Browne
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula Le Guin
At The Mountains of Madness and other tales of terror, H.P. Lovecraft
The Tomb and other tales, H.P. Lovecraft
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories
The Elric Saga, Michael Moorcock (the original hexology, plus 3 later titles)
and
four new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels, Laurell K. Hamilton

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Non-Fiction

Jesus: An Historian's Review of the Gospels, Michael Grant (out of print)
Preaching as Counseling: The Unique Method of Harry Emerson Fosdick, Edmund Holt Linn
Honest to Jesus, Robert Funk (the Jesus Seminar)
The Noise of Solemn Assemblies, Peter L. Berger
Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means, William Vollman (out of print)
The Rastafarians: The Dreadlocks of Jamaica, Leonard Barrett
The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
The Te of Piglet, Benjamin Hoff
Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology, Daniel Dennett ($7 at Aqua, $35 at Chapters)
Narrative of a Child Analysis, Melanie Klein
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards
Peregrinations: Conversations with Contemporary Artists, Robert Enright
Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism, J.M. Nash
Surrealist Art, Sarane Alexandrian
Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Eye Scream, Henry Rollins
Solipsist, Henry Rollins
Jack in Two Worlds: Contemporary North American Tales and Their Tellers, ed. McCarthy
Mary Tudor: The Spanish Tudor, H.F.M. Prescott
The Poison Principle: A Memoir of Family Secrets and Literary Poisonings, Gail Bell
American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps, Philip Weiss
Internal Cleansing, Linda Berry (detoxification)
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker (signed)
Taken on Trust, Terry Waite (out of print)
The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military, Dana Priest
Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: Practicing Deep Ecology, Bill Devall (out of print)
Open Road's Chile Guide
Lonely Planet British Columbia (2007 ed., new)
Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land, Walter Borneman
Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada, George Bowering
When the School Horse Was King, John Charyk (prairie history)
Back Roads of Southern Alberta, Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
Dafoe of the Free Press, Murray Donnelly
Ghost Stories of Manitoba, Barbara Smith
and
The Good Housekeeping Cookbook (1973 ed.)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

Petersen's Pinto Tune-Up and Repair (don't carry your propane BBQ around in the trunk, Gumby)


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