Find Waldo Local

Find Waldo Local


Old Firehouse Books has been lucky enough to participate in Candlewick Press' Find Waldo Local for the last several years. It is a great event that helps support local business in our community. It has become wildly popular with locals and visitors alike.

Not familiar with our Find Waldo Local event? 

Find Waldo Local is a community-wide Shop Local scavenger hunt hosted by ABA-member bookstores with participation from dozens of merchants in their towns. Every July, Waldo spotters, young and old, are encouraged to get out and support their favorite local businesses, and maybe discover a few new ones they didn't know about. The hunt culminates with a grand celebration held at Old Firehouse Books! 

Every year, participants can enjoy an extra challenge only at Old Firehouse Books. Who knows what it will be next?

When does the fun begin? 

Find Waldo Local will kick off every July 1st. The hunt will continue for the entire month of July, with the celebration taking place in early August.

Waldo will be hiding at 25 local business in Old Town Fort Collins (including our bookstore!). Waldo seekers who find Waldo in at least 10 locations will receive an 'I Found Waldo' button and a coupon for $1 off a Waldo book from our store. 

Waldo seekers who find Waldo at least 20 locations will receive a button, a coupon, PLUS be entered into the grand prize drawing, which will take place at the celebration party. 

(Please note: coupons and buttons are limited to the first 125 seekers to turn in their Waldo passports.) 

We hope you'll join in the fun this July. If you have any questions feel free to email events@oldfirehousebooks.com or call the store at 970-484-7898.