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"My favourite books store hands down! We come an hour and a half away and never regret it. Always a good selection of books for everyone. You'll never leave empty handed - guaranteed!"

Jordan Blenkinsop

"A charming place filled with warmth and smell of real books! At the turn of every corner you're encountered with surprise after surprise."

Laura Merchan

"One of my favourite book stores. I will come from out of town to go to this bookstore whenever possible. Great stock, and when they didn't have a book I wanted they have offered to look into it for me. Great staff, and small town vibe."


"A really wonderful used bookshop - very well organized, with great service. Our questions were answered promptly and we were given help finding what we were looking for. There was an especially impressive young readers section. I wish I'd had more time to browse. I could have spent hours :)"

Tara Kachroo

"One of my favourite used books stores. Charming and packed with vintage and recent tomes."

Ruth Wentzell

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Our Story

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

Hello & welcome to Pickwick Books.

I'd love to  tell you our story!

It all started in 1995 when Des Brady first opened Pickwick's, on the historical corner of Mill and Dundas, in Waterdown Ontario. 

'Mr. Pickwick' proudly served the area's avid readers for 15 years, amassing a large and eclectic variety of books within the building's grey stone walls. In 2010 Pickwick Books had the Dupee family running the shop. They were loyal customers that didn't want to see their beloved book shop close when its original owner, Des, retired.

Then in 2016, when Chris and Lori found raising a young family, having their own careers and running a bookshop was a bit too much, I stepped in. Having driven past the bookshop and being drawn in to it, I was very excited to learn that it was looking for a new owner, so I bought it after my first visit. I quit my job as a travel agent and my family and I moved nearby.

Best decision ever. 

I have always been an avid reader and love to talk about books. I have learned so much and met so many fabulous people here and loved every minute of it. Pickwicks has relied mainly on being a brick and mortar shop to sell it's gently used books... until now.

In February 2020, when COVID-19 hit, a new idea was born - online book boxes!

The passion at Pickwick's has always been to find good homes for good books, and now we can reach farther, to anywhere in Canada, directly to your doorstep. Whether you visit our shop or order online I hope you enjoy your experience. When you support a small Canadian business you are also supporting a dream.

Happy reading! 

Cheryl Kaufman

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

Tues - Sat 11 - 5

Sun - 11 - 3

Mon - Closed.

Tel. 905-690-0632

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