Iconic Children’s Book Character

Continues to Create Summertime Fun to Support the Shop Local Movement

15 June 2023, Stillwater, Oklahoma  —  Where’s Waldo? In Stillwater, Oklahoma, of course!   The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a free, family-friendly summer activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses, including Work-it, Buffalokie Market, Pro-Value Net, Visit Stillwater, Quilting Post, Whisper, Stillwater Antique Mall, Stonecloud, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Denis the Jeweler, Good Little Eater, Round House Bakery, Iron Monk, Karman Korner, Formal Fantasy, Typo Market and more.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Stillwater, Oklahoma!” stamp card, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop. Waldo has also misplaced his glasses in Bliss Books & Bindery, so eagle-eyed hunters can find those as well! 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.  

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 80 million Waldo books have been sold worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty languages.

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 nationwide 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. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Stillwater, Oklahoma, call Bliss Books & Bindery at 405-332-5653

Contact: Pat Mullins

   Bliss Books & Bindery
   120 East 9th Ave #1
   Stillwater, OK 74074