Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

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Find Waldo Local poster with the children's book character WaldoIndependent businesses nationwide are once again preparing for the summer shop-local event featuring the classic children’s book character Waldo.

Find Waldo Local is an annual event co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association that invites children to pick up event passports at any of 250 participating independent bookstores across the country; the passports guide customers on scavenger hunts through local small business communities during the month of July, as children and families seek the elusive bespectacled picture book character to earn stamps toward fun prizes.

Here are a few announcements of what’s to come for this year:

Find Waldo Local runs July 1 to July 31. Participating booksellers are invited to send photos and anecdotes to BTW at [email protected].