Where is Waldo? In the woods, of course! Hosted by the neighborhood bookstore, Village Books, the iconic children’s book character in the red and white striped shirt and black-edged spec visits twenty-five local businesses in our community in July. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2022, Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses.
From July 1, anyone wishing to participate can purchase a “Find Waldo Local in The Woodlands!” stamp card (which contains the names of all participating sites) at Village Books (9955 Woodlands Parkway, Suite F). With each Waldo they spot, they can have their card stamped or signed by the participating store. To make things a little more difficult, there will be a slightly different Waldo hidden in Village Books. Collecting stamps or store signatures at twenty or more businesses will qualify diligent seekers to enter a raffle for Waldo books and accessories.
Martin Handford’s crowd scene collections took the world by storm in the late 1980s, and the books have held pride of place on bookstore shelves ever since. More than 78 million Waldo books have been sold worldwide and they have been translated into more than thirty languages. An entire generation has grown up looking for Waldo.
Once again, to celebrate Waldo’s longevity and popularity, Candlewick Press is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and hundreds of independent bookstores such as Village Books across the country for a hide-and-seek game designed for encourage residents to patronize their local businesses. . Participation is free and the fun lasts the whole month of July. For more information on finding Waldo in the woods, call Village Books at 281.771.8462.