We are happy to be partnering with the Waterloo Public Library to bring beloved local photographer Carl Hiebert, on Sunday November 25th. The event starts at 1:30! We’ll see you there!
Words Worth is very happy to be partnering with The Porcupine’s Quill with the exclusive launch of Karl Kessler & Sunshine Chen’s new book, Overtime!
The book charts the changes in industry in the Waterloo region, as manufacturing has been giving way to technology, and speaks with some of the local people who are persisting in what some would argue are dying fields. Packed with 50 stunning black and white portraits, Overtime is a snapshot of a period of change in our region.
From the back cover: “Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen document the lives of men and women who practice vanishing trades, professions and cultural traditions in the cities and townships of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
When was the last time you visited a shoemaker? A watchmaker? A tailor? Have you met a sign painter, a typewriter mechanic or a shirt factory worker? Do camera stores and independent department stores still exist in this day and age? What exactly are the principal responsibilities of a town clock keeper?
As automation and modernization bring to the brink of extinction many twentieth-century ways of making a living, we find ourselves in danger of losing the accumulated skill of generations of Canadians. Through the compelling photographs and moving interviews in Overtime, Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen give voice to fifty proud workers and artisans based in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, preserving their stories for generations to come.
Researcher and writer Karl Kessler works in the heritage field and coordinates the annual Doors Open Waterloo Region event. Sunshine Chen trained in architecture and is interested in connecting people with their own stories, and understanding how those stories add to the richness of individual experiences.”
Please join us at the Button Factory on Thursday, November 8 from 7pm to 9pm as we launch this soon to be classic book.
We have a very special treat for you with two wonderful authors on one night!
Please welcome with acclaimed author of The Last Namsara, and former Words Worth staffer, Kristen Ciccarelli as she talks about her follow up, the highly anticipated The Caged Queen!
As if that weren't enough, we will also be featuring local author Heather Smith and her wonderful book Angus All Aglow!
Two authors, one evening! You don't want to miss it!
We're closed for a day?!
Well, don't you worry because we're making it up to you with a sale.
But oh, no, this isn't just something for a couple days, or a week, no, we're running it for the ENTIRE MONTH!
That's right, order online through our digital store between now and August 31st, and you will get 15% off your order!
The sale excludes magazines, newspapers, or items already on sale.
Enjoy your long weekend!
It has been so hot outside!!
Come in out of the hot streets to our air conditioned store, and while you're at it, take advantage of our gift card sale!
I know what you're thinking, a sale on gift cards?? And yes! It's completely true!
From now until the end of July, when you purchase a gift card valued at $50 or more, we will take 20% off the cost of it! Get a $50 gift card for just $40, $100 card for just $80, and so on!
Too hot to leave your house just yet? Busy schedule? Never fear, give us a call or email: firstname.lastname@example.org abd we can set your gift cards up and have them ready for when you want them.
Perfect for birthday presents, getting a jump on...shudder...Christmas shopping (it's less than 6 months away) or just to treat someone.
Remember, the sale ends July 31!