Your Unofficial Guide to Getting Around

As of Thursday, December 1

WE MADE IT!!!  Ten months of grueling construction has come to an end and we're still here thanks to your tremendous support. You bought gift cards in advance of needing them, boosted us on social media, got a second book when you really just needed one, and every day you buoyed our spirits (and brought us snacks!) proving time and time again that we are here because you WANT us here. Happy to say that we've renewed our lease for another five years so we're sticking around after all.

Words Worth Books would like to thank the Uptown Waterloo BIA for their unflagging work at promoting affected businesses during construction. Their ideas were creative and engaging, and really connected with the community. We would also like to to thank the ION crew and Grandlinq for completing the work by the deadline. Despite setbacks (like the discovery and documentation of the corduroy road) they worked day and night to get back on "track."

Welcome back to a new and unobstructed Uptown Waterloo, where we're all in full and festive swing. (Check out the sidewalks!  They're HUGE!) For the month of December parking is free and without time limit in Temporary Lot A behind the old post office at Bridgeport and Regina, and Temporary Lot B right across the street from A. You can continue to access Words Worth Books from behind the store. Stroll down Hughes Lane and come through the back. 

Once again we'd like to express our deepest gratitude for all you've done this year to keep us going. We hope you'll pop by the store this Holiday Season so we can thank you in person.  


your friends at Words Worth Books.


Here's a handy tool: a MAP OF PARKING SPOTS IN UPTOWN WATERLOO!! There are more than you think! Don't forget Station Lot off Regina & Willis and the City Hall Lot. There are more than 400 spaces available, and you can park for 2 hours for FREE. Additionally, after 6pm and weekends, parking is not time controlled.

Let us help you get around in Uptown. After all we ARE here every day! On this page we'll update you when changes happen due to ION-related construction. So check back here if you’re concerned about driving or parking in Uptown, or finding your way to your favourite bookstore. As always, you can call us at 519-884-2665 if you want to speak to someone directly or have a question. We’ll be posting frequent updates on ION construction, bus routes, parking changes etc. on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.