CURRENT EVENTS

  • Aqua Books (1999-2012) is now permanently closed. This site is for posterity only. Thank you for everything.
  • Coming May 2014 - TheValiant.ca

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

This Week at Aqua Books


This Week at Aqua Books is the award-winning weekly e-newsletter from the single typing finger of me, Bookstore Owner Kelly Hughes. While it hasn't actually won anything but hearts and minds, TW@AB has been informing, entertaining and Tilting at Windbags since 2005. Sounds great, yes? Well, it's not posted online because then it would be a blog, wouldn't it? (At over 1600 subscribers and climbing, this is easily the most popular I've been since I was a child star on CTV's Let's Go! in 1982.) Click here to receive This Week at Aqua Books in your inbox. Here are a couple of historical tidbits.

Cuba (not so) Libre 1.11.10
How I spent my Christmas vacation.

The Great Parking Sticker Snafu 8.19.09
I try to stay out of trouble, but I'm never very successful.

I Burned My Bra in San Francisco 12.28.08
The SF field trip via Tumblr.

Southern Ontario and What I Found There 10.6.08
Complete foolishness.

100 Real Reasons to Love Winnipeg 7.28.08
The completed list.

Tribute to Brad Hughes 5.21.08
The obituary for my brother that didn't make it into the paper.

Renovations 1.15.08 - ?
A few pics of our endless renovations of 274 Garry Street.

The Move 3.30.08 - 3.31.08
How to pack and move 25,000 books in two days.

EAT! bistro photo shoot 3.4.08
Chef Candace Hughes and food photographer Steve Salnikowski.

My NYC 1.7.08
Just pictures and words.

Aqua Books Announces New Location 12.5.07
The cat's out of the bag, baby.

Artist's Rendition of 274 Garry Street 12.5.07
I guess it looks more or less like that.

The Soup Incident 11.7.07
I fought the law, and you, the reader, won.

Noah's Bark 2.3.07
We helped to raise $270 for Noah's Bark

An Interview With...
Winnipeg Harvest's David Northcott (12.06)

What Month Is It?
One day it occurred to me that this was a good idea for busy people. I'm still waiting for Google to make me an offer on it.

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