Where's Waldo Arcata

Where’s Waldo? In Arcata, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-six local businesses throughout our community this July. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2022, Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses, including Bubbles, Zen, The Art Center and the Arcata Library.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Arcata!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their passport stamped or signed by the participating shop. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia as well as other prizes generously donated by participating businesses.

Martin Handford’s collections of crowd scenes took the world by storm in the late 1980s, and since then the books have held a cherished place on bookstore shelves. More than 78 million Waldo books have been sold 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, Candlewick Press is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and hundreds of independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun designed to encourage residents to patronize their local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts Until July 30th. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Arcata, call Northtown Books at 707 822 2834.

Event date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 11:00am to Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
957 H Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Where's Waldo? By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536210651
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Published: Candlewick - November 12th, 2019