Find Waldo in Camden, SC 2018!


Iconic Children’s Book Character
Continues to Create Summertime Fun to Support the Shop Local Movement

CAMDEN, SC -- Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including Littlefield Growers, Sweet Repeats, Emmie’s Designs, and Mulberry Market. 

*All 25 participating businesses are listed below! Note: Participating shops are open at various times and various days of the week. For instance, certain shops are closed on Monday, and even more on Sunday. Also most businesses will be closed for a day (or more) in observance of the July 4th holiday.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Camden, SC!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. And to make things a little more challenging, Waldo and his friends have each dropped a precious item in Books on Broad. These items can be spotted as well. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing on Tuesday, July 31, 4-5 pm, with the top prize being a pre-paid $100 credit card donated by First Citizens Bank of Camden! 

Martin Handford’s collections of crowd scenes swept the world in the late 1980s, and since then have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 70 million Waldo books in print worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty-one languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo. Participants of Find Waldo Local will have the added fun of searching for items dropped by Waldo’s intrepid traveling companions: Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and Odlaw.

Once again, in celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including Books on Broad and Coffee in Camden, SC, 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 Camden, SC, call Books on Broad and Coffee at 803-713-7323. 

*All 25 participating businesses:

Books on Broad and Coffee
Boykin Furniture
Broad Street Lunch (BSL)
Camden House of Pizza
Camden Jewelers
Candy’s at the Granary
Christina’s Closet
Emmie’s Designs
Galaxy Computers
Goodale Jewelers
Habitat ReStore
Kimbrell’s Furniture
King Haigler Athletic Club
Littlefield Growers
Logan’s Appliance Center
Longleaf Flowers, Plants & Gifts
Midlands Printing
Mulberry Market
Ole Timey Meat Market
Roxie Hart Salon
Stitchin’ Embroidery & Gift Shop
Sweet Lili’s 
Sweet Repeats
The Backyard Horse

Books on Broad is an independent bookstore and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden, offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 6 pm, and on Saturday from 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at, where more than 5 Million books and ebooks are available for local pickup or nationwide delivery.

Event date: 

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:00am

Event address: 

944 Broad Street
Camden, SC 02920