Where's Waldo? In Hudson, 2024!

Local Businesses Join Forces in Beloved Annual Event Celebrating “Shop Local”

<July 2024, Hudson, OH> – Where’s Waldo? In Hudson, of course! Celebrating its twelfth anniversary in July 2024, Find Waldo Local has become a beloved summertime event in communities nationwide. This year, Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association are again teaming up with 310 independent bookstores nationwide, including The Learned Owl Book Shop, 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 for the entire month of July.

Families love joining the scavenger hunt to find the iconic children’s book character, with his red-and-white-striped shirt and black glasses, hidden in twenty-five local businesses, including Destination Hudson, AR Workshop Hudson, The Red Twig, and Gracylane. Find Waldo Local is a wonderful way to support the Shop Local movement by increasing foot traffic to a variety of stores. “Where’s Waldo does a great job of helping us highlight all of the wonderful local businesses in our community. Waldo watchers look forward to this event every year!” - Kate S. The Learned Owl Book Shop

To join in the fun, people can simply pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Hudson!” stamp card at any of the participating stores. With each miniature Waldo they spot, searchers get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop. Eagle-eyed hunters can also look from Waldo’s special 2024 gold medal hidden in The Learned Owl Book 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 other prizes, including a giftcard from AR Workshop, a fun prize from Goldfish Swim School, and a giftcard from Awaken Bake Company. All participants are welcome to attend the celebration party at The Learned Owl Book Shop on August 1, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

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, in family libraries, and in classrooms around the world. More than 80 million Waldo books have been sold worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty languages.

For more information about hunting for Waldo in Hudson, call The Learned Owl Book Shop at 330.653.2252. To see a map of all participating stores, visit www.indiebound.org

Event date: 
Monday, July 1, 2024 - 12:00am to Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Event address: 
204 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

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