April Newsletter

T.S. Eliot may have thought that April was the cruelest month, but we think it's pretty great. The birds are back, the tulips are up, the peeper frogs are singing, and it's National Poetry Month! You may have heard co-owner Mandy Brouse talk about it on CBC Morning Edition but in case you missed it click HERE.



This Month--

Continuing our "Giving Back" campaign every copy we sell of Flight of the Hummingbird will help protect four square meters of ecologically sensitive land in Waterloo Region. Find out more about what they do at raresites.org

We're Out in the Community

Here's where you'll find us this month.

Wednesday 5th at the Perimeter Institute. This month's public lecture features Eugenia Cheng, author of How To Bake PI. You can live-stream the lecture from the Perimeter Institute's website or watch it from the closed circuit television in the Black Hole Bistro. Be sure to stop by the book table and say "hi."

Friday 7th at St. Jerome's University's ongoing "Lectures in Catholic Experience" will welcome Mark McGowan, author of Catholics at the Gathering Place as well as several other books on the social and religious history of Canada. McGowan will discuss how pre-confederation colonies were torn apart by sectarian and linguistic tensions, often focused on issues surrounding religious education, the separation of church and state, and the place of religion in public life.

Thursday 27th at Bingemans Ballroom, St. Mary's Hospital "She Shares". This annual luncheon event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Randy Paterson author of How To Be Miserable. This educational event provides attendees the opportunity to network and engage in topics of discussion which directly impact their own lives as well as the lives of those closest to them. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at their EVENTBRITE page.


Thursday 13th: Blomkvist Wannabes discuss Dead Simple by Peter James 
Thursday 20th: Tasty Bookclub delivery. 
Tuesday 25th: Words Worth Bookclub discuss The Break by Katherena Vermette 
Wednesday 26th: Specfics & Chill discuss The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey 
Friday 28th: Books & Babies


Just a reminder that we'll be closed on Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16. We WILL be open on the Saturday.

Mark the Date: April 29 is national Authors for Indies Day

Authors for Indies is a national campaign in support of independent bookstores. On Saturday April 29, hundreds of Canadian authors will be volunteering as guest booksellers at indie bookstores across the country. Be sure to stop by Words Worth Books on Saturday, April 29 to meet Guy Gavriel Kay whose most recent book, Children of Earth and Sky will be out in paperback just in time.

Tickets Still Available

We love to read great books. And we love to eat. And we even enjoy the occasional delicious cocktail or glass of wine. So why not put it all together in one terrific evening out. And An Appetite for Reading Book Club was hatched.

There are still a few tickets available for Monday, April 24 with Kerry Clare author of Mitzi Bytes. A grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age, Mitzi Bytes examines the bonds of family and friendship, and the truths we dare tell about ourselves—and others.The book is great fun and Kerry is a delight. Don't miss out!


If you were in the store on April 1st you may have seen all sorts of signs hung up with LITERAL definitions of genres. Here they are again for your edification and amusement.

Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Thanks for reading! As always if you have any questions please email us at hello@wordsworthbooks.com or call 519-884-2665.