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Where's Waldo (July)


FIND WALDO IN Cambridge!


Iconic Children’s Book Character

Continues to Create Summertime Fun to Support the Shop Local Movement

June 18, 2018 — Where’s Waldo? In Cambridge, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting eighteen local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses.

Starting July 1st, anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Cambridge!” passport at Battenkill Books, which contains the names of all the participating locations. Visit the various sites and  get your passport stamped for each Waldo you spot. And to make things a little more challenging, Waldo and his friends have each dropped a precious “lost” item in Battenkill Books this year. These items can be spotted as well. Collecting store stamps or signatures at fifteen or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being an eight-volume set of Waldo books.

There are now over 70 million Waldo books in print worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty-one languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo. Participants of Find Waldo Local will have the added fun of searching for items dropped by Waldo’s intrepid traveling companions: Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and Odlaw.

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 Cambridge, call Battenkill Books at 518-677-2515.


Event date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

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Event | by Dr. Radut