• 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:

Gotta hand it to the folks at Aqua Books--it's not every day that a small-business owner takes a chance on a building on Garry Street. And he went the extra mile too, lovingly renovating and restoring the space, resulting in a fantastic book-store/cafe combo. - Bryan Scott, Winnipeg


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


Oh, Play that Thing - Roddy Doyle


Hussein - Patrick O'Brian


The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield


Nelson's Purse: The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures - Martyn Downer


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Dandy - Ian Kelly


Battersea Boy - Edward Ezard (out of print)


Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - Marjane Satrapi


A Concise History of Canada - Gerald Graham


Tommy Goes to War - Malcolm Brown

Also new this week



Inventory, Dionne Brand (poetry)
Performance Bond, Wayde Compton (poetry)
Handwriting, Michael Ondaatje (poetry)
Selected Poems: 1933-1980, George Faludy (very scarce)
Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry, ed. Liu/Lo
The Difficulty of Living on Other Planets, Dennis Lee
White Rose Rebel: A Novel of the Female Braveheart, Janet Paisley
The Spanish Bride: A Novel of Catherine of Aragon, Laurien Gardner
The Pentameron of Basile (Italy, trans.)
Inés of My Soul, Isabel Allende
I Still Have a Suitcase in Berlin, Stephens Gerard Malone
The Flanders Road, Claude Simon (France, trans.)
Laughable Loves, Milan Kundera (trans.)
Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, Bruno Schulz (Poland, trans.)
A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, Danilo Kis (Yugoslavia, trans.)
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tadeusz Borowski (Ukraine, trans.)
The Monkey Grammarian, Octavio Paz (Mexico, trans., out of print)
The Minpins, Roald Dahl
Giant, or Waiting for the Thursday Boat, Robert Munsch
Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
The Baroque Cycle: Vols 1-3, Neal Stephenson (hardcover)
Conan the Barbarian: The Original, Unabridged Adventures, Robert E. Howard
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, Douglas Adams
War of the Worlds: The Shooting Script, Josh Friedman/David Koepp
Astro City: The Dark Age I (graphic novel)
Superman in the Seventies (graphic novel)



Theology of Hope, Jürgen Moltmann
The Church in the Power of the Spirit, Jürgen Moltmann
The Social Teaching of Christian Churches: Vols. 1 and 2, Ernst Troeltsch
Hebrew-English Tanakh
Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre
Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell
The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology, Joseph Campbell
Words from the Myths, Isaac Asimov
The Language of Names: What We Call Ourselves and Why It Matters, Justin Kaplan/Anne Bernays
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Thomas Foster
Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard
How the Mind Works, Steven Pinker
Looking in the Distance: The Human Search for Meaning, Richard Holloway
Conjunctions and Disjunctions, Octavio Paz (Mexico, trans., out of print)
Alternating Current, Octavio Paz (Mexico, trans., out of print)
Sunshine at Midnight: Memories of Picasso and Cocteau, Genevieve Laporte
I Couldn't Smoke the Grass on My Father's Lawn: Pot, Girls and Swingers in London's Ultra-Mod Set, Michael Chaplin
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
Comedy Writing Secrets, Melvin Helitzer
The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest, Dan Buettner
The Shangri-La Diet, Seth Roberts
Ireland Sings: An Anthology of Modern and Ancient Irish Songs and Ballads, Dominic Behan
Bloody Victory: Canada and the D-Day Campaign 1944, Granatstein/Morton
The Sleeping Buddha: The Story of Afghanistan through the Eyes of One Family, Hamida Ghafour
War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Tibet, Eric Margolis
Cameroon with Egbert, Dervla Murphy
Muddling Through in Madagascar, Dervla Murphy
On a Shoestring to Coorg, Dervla Murphy
Red Lights and Green Lizards: A Cambodian Adventure, Liz Anderson
Trees of Canada and the Northern United States, F.H. Montgomery
Sleeping with a Sunflower: A Treasury of Old-Time Gardening Lore, Louise Riotte (A.E. McKenzie co., Brandon)
Proven Tips for Lazy Gardeners, Linda Tilgner (A.E. McKenzie co., Brandon)
Forty Years a Chief, George Barker (scarce)
Carrier Prayer-Book, A.G. Morice (Stuart's Lake Mission, 1933, Déné, very scarce)
Six Métis Communities, Sealey/Sealey (MMF, 1974, scarce)
Famous Manitoba Métis, Sealey/McPhee (MMF, 1974, scarce)
Third Crossing: A History of the First Quarter Century of the Town and District of Gladstone in the Province of Manitoba, Fahrni/Morton
Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country, Jake MacDonald
Winnipeg Street Guide (Cartex, 1970, $26 at Burton Lysecki, $10 at Aqua)
The Boy from Winnipeg, James Gray (out of print)
Beginnings: A Winnipeg Childhood, Dorothy Livesay

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"While you're trying to figure out what to do, you're using up fuel. What's the solution? Sacrifice your jet."

How to Win at Video Games: A Complete Guide, George Sullivan

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