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Where's Waldo 2022

Where's Waldo? In the Pioneer Valley, of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting different local businesses, libraries, and restaurants throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes! You will find Waldo figures in businesses such as Barstow's Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley, A2Z Science and Learning in Northampton, Ayah's Ice Cream in Chicopee, public libraries in South Hadley, Granby, Holyoke, and Chicopee, and many, many more! Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way for residents to discover and support local business and the Shop Local movement.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in The Pioneer Valley!” passport at the Odyssey or at any of the participating businesses or download one right here. Then they can start their search and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo that they spot. The first 125 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Odyssey Bookshop to collect a prize. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will grant diligent seekers entry in a grand prize drawing on Saturday, July 30h at 2:00 PM, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books, gift certificates from participating businesses, and more!
Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves all over the  world. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide, and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including the Odyssey Bookshop here in the Pioneer Valley, for some hide-and-seek fun as well as 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 the Pioneer Valley, email Laure at or call (413) 534-7307.


Participating Businesses

South Hadley:
  • The Odyssey Bookshop - 9 College Street
  • McCray's Country Creamery  - 55 Alvord Street
  • Tailgate Picnic - 7 College Street
  • Gaylord Public Library - 47 College Street
  • Egg & I Restaurant - 489 Newton Street
  • South Hadley Public Library - 2 Canal Street
  • Batch - 15 College Street
  • Thirsty Mind - 23 College Street


  • Barstow's Dairy Store & Bakery - 172 Hockanum Road
  • Cindy's Drive-In - 455 E. State Street
  • Dave's Natural Garden - 35 Amherst Street
  • Something Special Cafe - 181 W. State Street
  • Dickinson Farm and Greenhouse - 309 E. State Street
  • Bumpy's Natural & Organic - 77 W. State Street
  • Granby Public Library - 297 E. State Street


  • Holyoke Public Library - 250 Chestnut Street
  • The Famous Cafe - 92 Race Street
  • Nick's Nest - 1597 Northampton Street
  • Crave Restaurant - 285 High Street 


  • Ayah's Ice Cream - 456 Front Street
  • Chicopee Public Library - 449 Front Street


  • A2Z Science and Learning - 57 King Street
  • Booklink Booksellers - 150 Main Street
  • Broadside Bookshop - 247 Main Street


  • High Five Books - 141 N. Main Street
Event date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Where's Waldo? Awesome Adventures By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536216875
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

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