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(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3

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What people are saying:

I took in Idea Exchange a week ago with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. It was my first Aqua Books event ever, and it was a blast. The room is beautiful, the mood inviting, the ideas rich. Thanks. - Kurt


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


Downsize This! - Michael Moore


The Penance Drummer and Other Stories - Lois Braun


IQ Puzzles - Carter/Russell


A Factory of Cunning - Philippa Stockley


Jewels: A Secret History - Victoria Finlay


Born Confused - Tanuja Desai Hidier


Electronics for Dummies


Origami from Around the World - Vicente Palacios


The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome - Peter Connolly/Hazel Dodge


1960s: The Hulton Getty Picture Collection


1970s: The Hulton Getty Picture Collection

Also new this week



Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut (hardcover)
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
The Prodigy, Herman Hesse
After Many a Summer, Aldous Huxley
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Falls, Joyce Carol Oates
The Stone Carvers, Jane Urquhart
Adultery, Richard Wright
April Raintree, Beatrice Culleton
Flying in Silence, Gerry Turcotte
Spaces Like Stairs, Gail Scott (essays)
Worlda Mirth, Su Croll
Restless, William Boyd
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace
Mallory, Margaret Gunning
The Drowning Season, Alice Hoffman
The Hunt Club, Bret Lott
A Strange and Sublime Address, Amit Chaudhuri
Friends at Thrush Green, Miss Read
A Peaceful Retirement, Miss Read
Sam's Letters to Jennifer, James Patterson
Kidnapped, Jan Burke (2006)
Dying by Degrees, Eileen Coughlan
When it Rains, Laura Cuthbert
Poacher's Road, John Brady (2006)
Aftermath, Peter Robinson
The Naming of the Dead, Ian Rankin
The Templar Legacy, Steve Berry (2007)
Tom Clancy's Net Force: Springboard
Tom Clancy's Op-Center: War of Eagles
Tom Clancy's Power Plays: Wild Card
Marker, Robin Cook (August 2006)
So Pale, So Cold, So Fair, Charles Birkin ($10, hardcover, scarce)
Looking for Jake, China Miéville
Inversions, Iain Banks
The Tolkien Reader
At the Back of the North Wind, George MacDonald
The Green Ray and the Blockade Runners, Jules Verne (hardcover)
Purple Springs, Nellie McClung (a novel of Winnipeg, 1921)



Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Sons of Anak: The Gospel and the Modern Giants, sermons by David H.C. Read
The Utilitarians, Jeremy Bentham/John Stuart Mill (three complete works)
Christian Zen: A Way of Meditation, William Johnstone ($2, fragile binding)
Zen Philosophy, Zen Practice, Thich Thien-An
The Elements of Zen, David Scott/Tony Doubleday
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life, trans. Richard Wilhelm (commentary by Jung)
The Psychoanalytic Movement: The Cunning of Unreason, Ernest Gellner
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Mood and Madness, Kay Redfield Jamison
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, Temple Grandin
The Fruitful Darkness: Reconnecting with the Body of the Earth, Joan Halifax
A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom, Bernard Schofield
The Real Dirt: The Complete Guide to Backyard, Balcony and Apartment Composting, Mark Cullen/Lorraine Johnson
The Secret Life of Plants, Peter Tompkins/Christopher Bird
The Law and the Word, Thomas Troward (mental science)
The Lunar Effect: Biological Tides and Human Emotions, Arnold Lieber
Transitions: Prayers and Declarations for a Changing Life, Julia Cameron (author of The Artist's Way)
A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson
Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, Wayne Muller
Imagineering: How to Profit from your Creative Powers, Michael LeBoeuf
Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery, Don Richard Riso
20:21 Vision: The Lessons of the 20th Century for the 21st, Bill Emmott
The Router Table Book, Ernie Conover
Cabinetmaking: Time Life Art of Woodworking
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Selected Journals of Jann Arden
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003, ed. Matt Groening
On Boxing, Joyce Carol Oates
Directing the Documentary, Michael Rabinger
How Movies Work, Bruce Kawin
High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, Charles Fleming
The Heart of the World, Nik Cohn
The Sea Hunters II: More True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks, Clive Cussler
Travels as a Brussels Scout, Nick Middleton
Pilgrimage to India: A Woman Revisits Her Homeland, Pramila Jayapal
A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani
Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind, Bessie Head (Botswana history)
Visitors Who Never Left: Origins of the People of Damelahamid, Chief Kenneth B. Harris
Sajo and the Beaver People, Grey Owl
The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians, Ralph Andrist
Welcome Home: Travels in Smalltown Canada, Stuart McLean
Forever Home: Good Old Days on the Farm, Victor Carl Friesen (Saskatchewan history)

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"The Hound that tongues in several considered 'mouthy' or 'loose tongued' and gets little consideration." - The New Complete Beagle, by Noted Beaglers

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