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Search for Waldo underway in Reston and Herndon

Scrawl Books in Reston Town Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Locals are hunting for Waldo throughout Reston and Herndon this month.

Scrawl Books, a local bookstore in Reston Town Center, has launched a scavenger hunt that challenges individuals to find Waldo all month long at various locations around Reston and Herndon.

The scavenger hunt is a community event organized by Candlewick Press, the publishing house behind the “Where’s Waldo?” book series. Scrawl Books is one of 40 bookstores chosen to take part in the event nationwide.

“The event did happen online in 2020, but was on hiatus last year, and we’re absolutely thrilled that Waldo is back and hiding around Reston and Herndon this July,” said Leah Grover, a spokesperson for Scrawl.

Residents can get their passport stamped at 10 businesses where Waldo is reportedly hiding. Passports are available for pick up at Scrawl Books, the list of businesses, and online.

  • Scrawl Books
  • Art Insights Gallery
  • Reston Museum
  • Good Wolf Gear
  • Elden Street Tea Shop
  • Weird Brothers Coffee
  • Lake Anne Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
  • Mayflowers Floral Studio
  • Reston’s Used Bookshop
  • Chesapeake Chocolates
  • Cinnamon Tree Dance Shop
  • A Thousand Stories Herndon Books
  • Pollo Peru
  • Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
  • Reston Art Gallery

The scavenger hunt will conclude with a celebratory event at Scrawl Books (11911 Freedom Drive) on July 31 at 7 p.m. The event will include games, activities and a grand prize drawing.