July Updates

Summer is here! And it is HOT!

We’ll be open Monday, July 3rd before the federal holiday, and Tuesday, July 4th – come visit before watching the fireworks!

And Hooray for Books!, our favorite neighbor, is hosting Waldo again this month!

Beginning Saturday, stop in Hooray for Books! to pick up your Find Waldo passport. The passport lists all 24 locations where Waldo is hiding. There is no charge to participate, and the event lasts all month.

Take your passport with you as you go to the different locations; you can start at any one of them. When you spot Waldo—he’s six inches tall and hiding in plain sight in a public part of the business—tell an employee and get your passport stamped or signed.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Where’s Waldo books, both Waldo and his friend Wenda will be hiding at Hooray for Books!

Once you’ve collected stamps from 10 different stores, come to Hooray for Books! to claim an “I found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off” coupon for a Where’s Waldo book (limited to the first 125 Waldo spotters).

When you’ve collected 20 or more stamps, bring your passport to Hooray for Books! and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes. Plan to attend the Waldo grand celebration party and prize drawing at Hooray for Books! at 5 pm on Monday, July 31, 2017. The party will include trivia, games, activities, and a costume contest.

Spread the word by posting photos of Waldo to Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #whereswaldoalx when you find him at a participating indie business. Be sure to tag the business, too!

 

 

Farewell to the Reader-in-Chief

This is not a political blog, so will forego direct comment on the imminent transfer of the Presidential office. It is consistent with our purpose, however, to note the many articles that have contrasted President Obama’s reading and book-buying habits and his many visits to bookstores during his term of office, and the interest shown in books by earlier presidents, to the new guy. E.g:

http://www.salon.com/2016/12/02/no-more-reader-in-chief-after-obama-trump-the-nonreader-is-a-real-national-loss/

http://www.sfchronicle.com/books/article/farewell-to-the-reader-in-chief-10808928.php

https://electricliterature.com/barack-obama-reader-in-chief-fb1e58791422#.1po8gj9o8

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-bookworm-president_us_587645d8e4b092a6cae42092

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-bookworm-president_us_587645d8e4b092a6cae42092

http://www.readinutopia.com/reader-chief

https://www.follownews.com/no-more-readerinchief-after-obama-trump-the-nonreader-amounts-a-real-national-loss-285uc