Where's Waldo in Washington Depot?
Waldo Returns to Washington Depot!
Iconic Children’s Book Character
Continues to Create Summertime Fun to Support the Shop Local Movement
Where’s Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-one local businesses throughout the community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement, including The Hickory Stick Bookshop, The Pantry, and The Washington Pizza House.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Washington Depot” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. And to make things a little more challenging, Waldo’s nemesis, Odlaw, will also be hiding in The Hickory Stick Bookshop. Collecting store stamps or signatures at fifteen or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a prize drawing at our celebration at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on July 31st at 3pm. Those who find Waldo hiding in all twenty-one locations will be entered to win the grand prize: a copy of Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!, a tribute to Waldo’s many decades of wandering.
Martin Handford’s collections of crowd scenes took the world by storm in the late 1980s, and since then they have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves. There are now over 72 million Waldo books in print worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo.
Once again, in celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and two hundred and fifty independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Washington Depot, call The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 860-868-0525.