Over the past eight years, Find Waldo Local has brought small businesses and communities together for a month long hunt for the beloved bespectacled character Waldo. The initiative continues to be a force in the Shop Local movement, and the partners are excited to continue in this fun summer program. Find Waldo Local 2020 is brought to you this year by Candlewick Press, the American Booksellers Association and in partnership with BookSmart Community Advantage (501c3) and the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce.
Find Waldo Local is back but with a twist. Because of the ongoing pandemic we have made some fundamental changes to the program for everyone's safety!
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up (at BookSmart) or download a “Find Waldo Local in Morgan Hill!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites (after June 25th), and get their passport stamped, signed or sticker-ed for each Waldo they spot. All minors should accompanied BY AN ADULT. Collecting store stamps , signatures or stickers at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a prize drawing on Sept 1st. All participating businesses will provide a gift to be awarded to a lucky winner. The prize will be on display at each business.Download passport here
This year, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, we have spread the contest over 2 months so that you don't have to crowd into a space to get your passport marked. We will not be having a prize drawing party either but will award prizes by phone or email to be picked up by each individual winner. We also will not be "hiding" Waldo but will display him prominently in each store or store window. We ask that all Waldo Hunters abide by the mandated social distancing protocols & posted restrictions at each establishment. If we are careful and play by the rules (Wear a mask, wash hands and be kind) we can have a fun, safe Find Waldo Local event!
Crisis Hours & Curbside Pick Up & Delivery
We will deliver to your local home for free within 3 miles of our store (using Google Maps).
Special orders too! Outside of 3 miles books will be shipped via media mail for free with a $25 or more purchase, under $25 cost will be $3.99.
First and foremost Safety: We are very cautious about sanitation, contact & distancing. Please Mask Up before coming in the store
We are providing 1 use gloves for your time in the store.
Notary hours: call before coming (408-778-6467)Store hours daily 9 to 5pm.Curbside Pick Up - Call before you come to give CC info or get a price to bring exact change.