There's always something new in the world of books and bookselling! Always check in for the latest events, in store and                          in the area. The current information on festivals, booksignings, sales and more are all here!

An afternoon with T. Anders Carson and Gene Bassett
     Saturday December 14th 2019  1 pm  - 4 pm
Anders is a people's poet with Canadian and Swedish roots, he has been published in 37 countries including translations into French, Greek, Japanese and Swedish. Has has written 4 books of poetry of family, odd slices of life and the place of where we can be as people.....
Gene, a well known local short story writer, has written 3 books his latest being Saga to Raga. He write from the heart with compelling , thought-provoking stories of common lives lived unconventionally... 
       Festival of Good Cheer Saturday November 30th 2019
                             It's that time of the year again!
Christmas will be here soon enough, and it's time to start thinking about shopping ... Saturday November 30th Perth BIA kicks it all off with the 5th annual VIP Shopping Event, starting at 10am be the first  to pick up a swag bag full of coupons, discounts, contests and more from your favourite downtown businesses! Many stores in town will have in-store promotions, sales, free stuff...
John McKenty will be at The Perth Museum signing his new book, "The Life and Times of Joe Perkins". This great new book is the history of the Perkins building on Wilson St. W. and Joe Perkins.
          The Life and Times of Joe Perkins 
                          by John McKenty
We will be hosting a launch of John's new book on Saturday November 23rd starting at 10am in the Perkins Building 2 Wilson St. W. Come take a look around the building, talk to the author and the artist Craig Campbell, who's print of the building is on the front cover. Craig will also have prints for sale and on display.Cash only at the Perkins building $20.
but copies of the book can be purchased at The Bookworm with Interac.

         Come out and have fun! June 16th 2018

Who wants a chance to win tickets to the Blues Brothers Tribute Dance on June 16th....It's fun and easy. This Saturday June 9th you can stop in to see us between 10am - 4pm and try to find the Jake and Elwood dolls that will be hiding somewhere in the store - hint - think CD's - When you find them you will be eligible to enter a draw for 2 free tickets to the show!

Big Bob Hammond and the Mississauga Delta Blues Band at the Crystal Palace Saturday June 16th 8:00 pm

Tickets in advance: $20. at Shadowfax 67 Foster St. or $25. at the door. Kick off to Summer Dance presented by the Stewart Park Festival.  

Maple Festival 2018

Spring is coming! Here is the list of activities for the day April 28th.

We also have a great selection of gardening, woodworking projects, books on cleaning with environmentally friendly products and much more!

                   It's final here!
The long awaited third book from author Gene Bassett has finally arrived! A new collection of 28 short tales ready to entertain the reader with humour and folly of the human condition... pick up a copy for Christmas!....
Great Video of Perth, Westport                  and local area
A wonderful tourist visiting the area the summer 0f 2016, put together a great vlog of footage of Perth and area. It starts in Brockville and heads NE to Bob's Lake, Perth and Westport. He visits many of the businesses in Perth, chats with owners and showcases their products, The Bookworm is around the 17 min. mark. 
                                                                 SPRING BREAK!   2017
March is finally here after a long winter, and now a week off for most students, etc. This is a great time to read those authors you've been meaning to catch up with in the last few months. Lots and lots of great titles have been coming in to the store lately... Something for all ages and tastes!

The 39 Clues Series, Graphic Novels, Lemony Snicket Series... great classics like Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys... Archie Comics... Little House on the Prairie Series... Coloring Books... Activity Books...


DVD Box Set, Documentaries and movies... CD's - Classical, Rock, Country, etc.....

Adult how-to books on watercolor, drawing, woodworking, stain glass, quilting and knitting... 

Gardening, planting and landscaping books...

Books on local History - Perth, Lanark County, Rideau Canal and Eastern Ontario

                and much, much more!

Festival of Good Cheer 2016
Come out this Saturday November 26th to Perth's annual Festival of Good Cheer as the kick off the Christmas season! Start at the Crystal Palace to pick up your gift bag full of coupons, flyers, etc. Then shop at the many stores in town offering sales, music, snacks, etc. 
The Bookworm will have our many sales for Christmas, with our Christmas table with all new titles at a discounted price, free coffee and cookies, and a free gift with purchase!
                                  Perth Farmer's Market
                    Saturday  October 8th 2016  8am - 1pm
                                       Crystal Palace
The Market will host a book fair for local authors! Come and meet and chat with authors:
Gene Bassett, Arlene Stafford-Wilson, R.M.Ferrier, Larry D.Cotton, Bruce Foster, Kay Rogers and many more!

                Driftin' Doug will be here  

                 Friday August 5th 2016  

                          1pm -  3pm


Reading and signing copies of his new book:

             The Deadly Duel at Perth               

      Frontier Justice in Upper Canada 1833

   Perth 200th Anniversary Souvenir Edition

           Local author Larry Cotton will be at the store on
                       Saturday July 23rd 2016
                             1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
to sign copies of his latest book in the Whiskey and Wickedness series of local history.
The Rideau Military Settlements 1816-1875 available now.
Please read the Local Authors/History page for more info.
R.M. Ferrier will be at the store to sign copies of his latest novel "The Crow's Nest Lies Beneath the Snow".
          This is the exciting sequel to his first book,
             "The Crow Flies South for the Winter".
                Saturday June 18th 2016  
                           1 pm - 3 pm
                      Copies of all his titles will be
               available for purchase and signing!

A great time was had by all on May 21st 2016 as Perth hosted the Provincial Town Crier Championship of Ontario. Each Crier had a local business to "cry" out as as promotional gesture, and part of the judging based on humour, wit and content. Crier Mark Molnar from the City of St. Catharines and the Town of Lincoln, represented The Bookworm.

                                    SPRING IS HERE!

Lots to do this time of the year! The garden is getting ready to plant, time to clean up the garage, etc. We have lots of great gardening books to inspire you, books about cleaning with environmentally friendly products, and much more. Saturday April 30th is the Festival of the Maples in Perth.                       The full line up of activities are here:



             Saturday April 30th is also Authors for Indies!


Authors for Indies is a Canadian idea started three years ago, to get smaller independant bookstores recognized. Authors sign up to "work" at a store for a few hours, meet customers, recommend books and have fun!


The Bookworm will have their entire collection of local history and authors for sale, in support of the many local authors in the Perth area, and there are many!  So, please come out, and browse local history and local authors in support of Perth's 200th anniversary celebrations this year, with many, many other activities going on all summer.

                  December 2015

Christmas Hours

Please note that we will be open every day until Christmas Eve for all your shopping needs!

Monday 10 am - 4pm

Tuesday 10 am - 4pm

Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm

Thursday 10 am- 4 pm               FREE PARKING FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 18th!

Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday 11 am - 3 pm 


                     CLOSED 25th, 26th               OPEN 27th - 31st

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday for the Festival of Good Cheer, and Shop the Neighbourhood.

The weather was cold, but clear and bright. Thank you to the locals and tourists and all visitors who came for the day. We hope for a busy December as the Christmas season is coming along very quickly. Spend $25. or more and receive a beautiful ceramic Christmas mug, great for tea or hot chocolate while reading a great book by your favorite author! 

Local Authors Book Fair October 3 rd 2015

Local authors had a very sucessful Saturday morning at the Crystal Palace during the Farmers Market. Authors Gene Bassett, Arlene Stafford-Wilson and others, had a great turnout to promote and sell their books and chat with customers.

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