Aqua Books Moving to the Exchange District

Aqua Books' future location at 123 Princess Street. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
Aqua Books' current location at 274 Garry Street. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Winnipeg’s Aqua Books is moving into a new downtown location after reorganizing its operation.

The popular book store will leave 274 Garry Street in April and move to 123 Princess Street. The non-profit “Cultural City Hall” originally announced last August it would be closing down. After an outpouring of public support, owner Kelly Hughes decided to restructure the way he ran his business and spent months to come up with a plan to remain open.

The new smaller Princess Street location will include a larger theatre, workshop space, books, full bar, and food service.

Aqua Books will also host the Hello 123 fundraiser, featuring Fred Penner and the Royal Canadian Navy Band of HMCS Chippawa at the MTYP theatre on March 3 at The Forks.