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274 Garry St.
(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3

Tues-Sat 11am-9pm
Sun-Mon Closed


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What people are saying:

Many audience members told us that they had never visited the store before, and were so impressed with the space (performance, eating and books) that they promised to return again after the festival. - Perry Grosshans, GM, Winnipeg International Writers Festival


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


Vs. - Kerry Ryan (poetry, new release)


Easter - Michael Arditti


The Tent - Margaret Atwood


In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger's Memoir - Charles Wilkins (out of print)


Imperial Bedrooms - Bret Easton Ellis (June 2010)


The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan - ed. John Lahr (out of print)


Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs - ed. Jonathan Ames


Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man - Michael Calce


Gender Trouble - Judith Butler


The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey through a Century of Biology - Bernd Heinrich


Russian Fairy Tales - Aleksandr Afanasev (out of print)


John James Audubon: The Making of an American - Richard Rhodes

Also new this week



Spirit of the White Bison, Beatrice Culleton
The Briss, Michael Tregebov
West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems, Mary Oliver
Beatrice, Monica Kidd
Scotch River, Linda Little
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry
The God of Animals, Aryn Kyle
The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
Nazi Literature in the Americas, Roberto Bolaño (Chile, trans.)
Darkness in Summer, Takeshi Kaiko (Japan, trans.)
Breaking the Chains: Short Stories, K. Sohali (Urdu, trans.)
Dreams and Destinations: Shaheen and His Poetry (Urdu-English)
The Lost Colours of the Chameleon, Mandla Langa (South Africa)
Party Time/The New World Order, Harold Pinter (plays)
A Coffin for Dimitrios, Eric Ambler
Mistress of the Sun, Sandra Gulland
The Fort, Bernard Cornwell
Lord Loss, Darren Shan
Demon Thief, Darren Shan
Slawter, Darren Shan
Pigou, Fiflard et compagnie, Pierre Léon (Winnipeg, 1993)
Touti le moineau, Geneviève Montcombroux (Winnipeg, 1980, out of print)
The Soul of Rumi, trans. Coleman Barks



The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus, Brennan Manning
Letters to a Diminished Church, Dorothy Sayers
Justice and Mercy, Reinhold Niebuhr
Life of Luther, Julius Kostlin
Conversations with Luther, Preserved Smith/Herbert Percival Gallinger
A Grammar of New Testament Greek, J.H. Moulton
An Idiom-Book of New Testament Greek, C.F.D. Moule
Thoughts on the East, Thomas Merton
Inquiry into the Origin of Humanity, Tsung-mi
Orthodox Chinese Buddhism, Chan Master Sheng Yen
The Dhammapada
Sadhana, Rabindranath Tagore
The Koran
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists, Dan Barker
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkins
Three Faces of Hermeneutics, Roy Howard
Against Epistemology: A Metacritique, Studies in Husserl and the Phenomenological Antinomies, Theodor Adorno ($50 and up online, $15 at Aqua)
Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea, John Haugeland
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks
A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Resilience: Facing Life's Adversities, Elizabeth Edwards
Resilience, Boris Cyrulnik
Delivered from Distraction: Life with ADD, Hallowell/Ratey
The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence, Robert Anthony
Melanie Klein for Beginners
The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell/Bill Moyers
The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong, John Lloyd/John Mitchinson
The Original Canadian City Dweller's Almanac, Hal Niedzviecki/Darren Wershler-Henry
Minneapolis-St. Paul: Then and Now, Hanje Richards
On a Grander Scale: The Outstanding Career of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine
Social Credit: The English Origins, John Finlay
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, Mearsheimer/Walt
Who's Buried Where in England, Douglas Greenwood
Fodor's Exploring South Africa
Fodor's See It South Africa
Lonely Planet: South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation, Veronica Chambers
Korean Karate, Yates/Robbins
Mummy Dearest: How Two Guys Changed the Way the Living See the Dead, Ron Beckett/Jerry Conlogue
The Templars: A History of the Warrior-Monks, Piers Paul Read
Pope John XXIII, Thomas Cahill
Mary Magdalen: The Essential History, Susan Haskins
Crossing the River: Essays in Honour of Margaret Laurence
Letters to Bernadette, Gabrielle Roy
Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth
World Within World, Stephen Spender
Small Wonder: Essays, Barbara Kingsolver
City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver
Classic Bob Dylan 1962-1969: The Stories Behind Every Song, Andy Gill
The Big Bands, George Simon
A Source Book in Theatrical History, A.M. Nagler
A History of Costume, Carl Köhler
Fundamental Acting: A Practical Guide, Paul Kuritz
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, Mireille Guiliano
Polish Cookbook, Zofia Czerny
Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook, Ruth Berolzheimer
We, Charles Lindbergh
How to Fly U-Control, Dick Mathis (scarce)
From a Wooden Canoe: Reflections on Canoeing, Camping, and Classic Equipment, Jerry Dennis
The Urban Saint: The Harry Lehotsky Story, Paul Boge
Forever Home: Good Old Days on the Farm, Victor Carl Friesen
Against the Wind: The Story of Four Mennonite Villages in Southern Ukraine 1872-1943, John Friesen (scarce)
The Bergthal Colony, William Schroeder (out of print)
Subjects or Citizens: The Mennonite Experience in Canada 1870-1925, Adolf Ens (out of print)
From the Steppes to the Prairies: 1874-1949, Cornelius Krahn
Mennonites and Their Heritage, Bender/Smith
The History of the Church in Chortitza: Towards an Understanding of the History of the Church in the Mennonite Colonies in South Russia, Johannes van der Smissen (very scarce)
A Russian Dance of Death: Revolution and Civil War in the Ukraine, Dietrich Neufeld
Mennonites in Russia: Essays in Honour of Gerhard Lohrenz ($50 and up online, $20 at Aqua)
Hilda's Pilgrimage, Hilda Lohrenz Bergen (very scarce)
Agatchen: A Russian Mennonite Mother's Story, Peter Epp
As We Remember, Cornelius/Agnes Wall
The Ens Family: The Descendants of Gerhard Ens and Margaretha Rempel (very scarce)

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"It is not disputed that thousands of men and women die every month by mis-using the digestive organs."

Complete Life Building and All-Nature Method of the Ralston Health Club (1926)

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