Here’s Waldo!

stan_97_M4[1]Waldo, that perennially peripatetic and casually camouflaged guy in red and white stripes, is in town! Find him at the 25 participating local businesses and you might win a prize.

A complete list of businesses where you might find Waldo is available at Encore Books, or at the Inklings Bookshop website. Inklings is Waldo headquarters and will be hosting a grand celebration event on July 31 where prizes will be awarded and fun will be had by all.

The sponsors of this “Where’s Waldo” event are Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association as part of an effort to promote a “Shop Local” message.

The reasons to shop local are many, including:
  • More money spent at a local business stays in the local economy versus money spent at a national chain… about 50% more!
  • Buying local means less packaging and less transportation costs and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • A variety of locally owned businesses means greater choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community to live in.