We are thrilled!

2020 is Pickwick Books 25th anniversary.

Stay tuned for upcoming celebrations.

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Meet Brenda -

I am a lifelong resident of Waterdown, where I live with my husband and daughter in a houseful of pets and books.

I was employed for many years as a journalist and editor at the Flamborough Review and currently work as a freelance writer and copy editor.

I have been a fan of Pickwick Books for a long time, not only because of the unexpected literary treasures you can find inside on any given day, but also because it is a local business that supports our community and spreads the love of reading. And, did I mention I like books?

I am excited to join the Pickwick’s team, and look forward to meeting you all!





Meet Paula-


When I saw that Cheryl was looking for part time staff at Pickwick Books, I just couldn't resist applying. I have a full time job, but the romance of working in a beautiful, old-fashioned bookstore in my free time was very exciting to me.


Books have taken me on many adventures, introduced me to new friends and scared the living daylights out of me, but I've loved them all.

It will be such a pleasure to be surrounded by all those stories written just for us.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you, our customers, and making your visit to Pickwick Books an enjoyable experience.

See you soon and let's talk books!


Layaway Available!



Have you met Oliver?


Our shop mascot, a wee

chi-weenie rescue from Texas, is very happy to be here and would love to say hello!

"If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin."

"Come in!
 "Come in!"

-Shel Silverstein

 Where the Sidewalk Ends



Pickwick's has been the purveyor of portals since 1995!

Specializing in quality used, rare and collectible books.

Excellent book exchange/credit program.

Inventory is updated daily.

Special orders, layaway and gift certificates available.

Proprietor Cheryl Kaufman


"Books are a   uniquely   portable   magic"

-Stephen King


The best little bookshop in Waterdown ON.

Since 1995.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” 

 -Ernest Hemingway


"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!"

- Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice



Tue:    10am - 6pm
Wed:   10am - 6pm
Thu:   10am - 6pm
Fri:      10am - 6pm
Sat:     10am - 6pm

Sun:   12pm - 5pm


“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.”

 -Helene Hanff

 Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books

Get in Touch

325 Dundas St E. Waterdown, ON, L0R-2H0

pickwickbooks@cogeco.net  /  Tel. 905-690-0632

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