Find Waldo in Uptown New Orleans

Elusive Book Character Returns Uptown in July to Celebrate Our Independents

Where's Waldo? It’s no surprise that Waldo has chosen a return visit to hang out with his dog, Woof, and his friend, Wenda, near his favorite bookstore in beautiful uptown New Orleans for the 6th year in a row during his vacation this July! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is out hobnobbing at 24 different independent local shops all around Octavia Books — from ice cream parlors, snowball stands, chocolate shops, and eateries to toy stores, movie theaters, and crafts shops. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more, with the top prize being a six-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.

Anyone who wishes to participate can drop by Octavia Books to pick up a “Find Waldo Local in New Orleans Passport" with the names of all the participating business.  You will get  your passport stamped at each location where you find Waldo starting July 1st.

When you have collected at least 10 different store stamps, bring you passport back to Octavia Books -- your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to clam an "I Found Waldo" button and a $1 Off coupon on Where's Waldo books.  If you collect at least 20 of the 24 possible store stamps, bring your passport to Octavia Books to get a button and the $1 Off coupon, PLUS be entered ia grand prize drawing at a special Waldo party at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 30. The top prize is a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and all other participating independent stores are contributing really special prizes, too.There is no charge to participate. And the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.

Here are the participating businesses:

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Where’s Waldo? books. Martin Handford’s collections of crowd scenes swept the world in the late eighties, and since then have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 67 million Waldo books in print worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions. To celebrate such a special milestone, Waldo’s friend Wenda will also be hiding in Octavia Books! Participants of Find Waldo Local will have double the fun searching for both Waldo and Wenda all month long.

 

Where's Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763695798
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - May 16th, 2017

Where’s Waldo? Celebrating his thirtieth anniversary!


Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763695804
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 16th, 2017

The travel companion that Waldo fans can’t get enough of—now with all the classic adventures!

Waldo seekers on their own voyages will be raring to go with this compact compilation featuring all seven of his renowned excursions:
Where’s Waldo?
Where’s Waldo Now?
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey


Where's Waldo?: Reissue Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763603106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 1997

The amazing original that set off the worldwide search for Waldo! Perfect for the youngest Waldo searcher, this special edition contains all the fun of the original but with lots of eye-boggling extras! Anyone who has found Waldo before will want to find him all over again because he's in a new place in every scene.


Where's Waldo? Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763634988
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

The amazing original that set off the worldwide search for Waldo! Perfect for the youngest Waldo searcher, this special edition contains all the fun of the original but with lots of eye-boggling extras!


Where's Waldo Now?: Deluxe Edition (Where's Waldo?) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763645267
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 25th, 2012

A second classic Waldo adventure gets the deluxe treatment!

Prepare to find:
A striking jacketed cover
An original poster on the underside of the jacket
A spot-the-difference game between the jacket and the self-cover designs
A gatefold with a visual checklist on every spread
A never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread
New things to search for!


Where's Waldo Now? (Where's Waldo?) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763634995
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

Find Waldo and his friends in scenes throughout history.

The elusive little guy you loved as a kid has ventured into an affordable new format, ready to boggle a new generationl. Now he's easier to carry around — but just as hard as ever to find!


Where's Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763658328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2012

It's a crazy compendium of puzzles! Hands-on games and teasers keep readers busy while Waldo and friends hunt for their own missing things.


Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635022
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

Find Waldo in the midst of characters who have walked straight out of their books!


Where's Waldo? In Hollywood Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635015
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

Lights, camera, action! Waldo's in Tinseltown and he's never had so much fun!


Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

Search for Waldo, and help him discover the truth about himself.

The elusive little guy you loved as a kid has ventured into an affordable format, ready to boggle a new generation. He's easier to carry around — but just as hard as ever to find!


Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763661786
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2013

The travel companion that Waldo fans can’t get enough of—now with all the classic adventures!

Waldo seekers on their own voyages will be raring to go with this compact compilation featuring all seven of his renowned excursions:
Where’s Waldo?
Where’s Waldo Now?
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey


Where's Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763647254
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2011

He’s a master of the paper trail! Keep your eyes peeled for Waldo’s amazing seventh adventure — his most interactive journey ever.


Where's Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763642150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 23rd, 2010

Find the bespectacled traveler, his friends, hidden characters, and more!


Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Poster Book [With Punch-Out(s)] Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763649326
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 24th, 2010

Waldo's totally hitting the wall--thanks to these spectacular pull-out posters (Ages 5-9)


Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763645281
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 14th, 2013

Have you found Waldo’s special deluxe editions yet?

Another classic Waldo adventure has received the deluxe treatment! Prepare to find:
A striking jacketed cover
An original collectible poster on the underside of the jacket
A spot-the-difference game on the cover
A gatefold with checklists on every spread
Never-before-seen sections of artwork in each scene


Where's Waldo? The Wow Collection: Six Amazing Books and a Puzzle Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$58.49
ISBN: 9780763661793
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 25th, 2012

Puzzle over a Waldo jigsaw tucked in with six classic adventures in a magnificent foiled slipcase — wow!

What’s better than a slipcase full of Waldo’s six best-selling adventures in paperback? A cool collection boasting a Waldo jigsaw puzzle, too. Inside you’ll find:
An eighty-piece Where’s Waldo? jigsaw puzzle
Where’s Waldo?


Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763645250
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - August 14th, 2012

Looking for Waldo? Search no more. The time has come and we’ re celebrating our favorite wanderer in style!

For over a quarter of a century, the bespectacled Waldo has held a place as a beloved cultural icon. Candlewick has reissued the classic Waldo adventure with special features worthy of a stalwart hero. This Where's Waldo? deluxe edition boasts: