FIND WALDO IN LAKE PLACID! Where's Waldo? In Lake Placid, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Lake Placid!” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in sixteen or more businesses and turning them in at The Bookstore Plus will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at The Bookstore Plus.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 the world over. There are now over 55 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 teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including The Bookstore Plus here in Lake Placid, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Lake Placid, call The Bookstore Plus at (518)523-2950. Join us at The Bookstore Plus on Tuesday, July 31st from 5 to 6 PM to celebrate the completion of Where's Waldo in Lake Placid! We will have the prize drawing, games and snakes. Come dressed for the Waldo and Wenda look-alike contest!
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Join The Bookstore Plus in welcoming authors Gina Damico, David Klein, Michael Kliman, Patrick Egan & Pam Belluck to Lake Placid on Saturday, July 7th from 3 to 5 PM. Damico will be signing copies of her young adult novel, Croak, which is set in the Adirondacks. Daivd Klein will be signing copies of his newest novel, Clean Break, which is set in the suburbs of NYC. Michael Kliman will be signing A Winter of Saturdays: Seeking Adirondack Solitude, Discovering an Unused Reality. Patrick Egan will sign copies of his adventure novel, Standing Stone which is set in Pennsylvania. Pam Belluck will be signing copies of her narrative nonfiction book, Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor. For more information, please call 518-523-2950.