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Where's Waldo? He's Coming to West Portal! Play and Win Some Awesome Prizes!


 Need some Where's Waldo books?

Join us for the Where's Waldo party Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 PM!

 You can find Waldo hiding in 25 local businesses in West Portal in July!  And his dog Woof is hiding somewhere right here at Bookshop West Portal!  To play, come by the store to get your "Find Waldo Local in West Portal" passport to help you find Waldo and log your search.  A player may start at any business listed on the passport and Waldo can be found--somewhere--at each one.  He's six inches tall, and he might be in any public part of the establishment.  When you spot Waldo at any one of the businesses listed, collect a store stamp (or signature).   When you spot Woof here at Bookshop West Portal be sure to get a stamp or signature from us.  After you've collected at least 10 different store stamps from 10 different sightings, bring them back to us at Bookshop West Portal, your Find Waldo Local headquarters, to claim an "I Found Waldo" button and a $1 off coupon.  If you collect at least 20 of the 26 possible stamps, bring your passport to Bookshop West Portal to get your button and coupon PLUS be entered in a drawing for a handmade quilt, a $100.00 Gift Certificate from Bookshop West Portal, a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes!  The game starts Tuesday, July 1st, and will continue throughout the entire month of July.   On Wednesday, July 31, we'll have a Waldo party in the bookstore and the drawing for Deluxe Edition, a hundred dollar gift certificate to our store, and lots of other fun prizes!  Wanna add a prize?  We'd love to display them in the bookstore and on our website!  You can pick up your passport at any of the participating locations!

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We are always happy to have any of these great books signed for you! When ordering online, simply request a signed copy using the order comments box in checkout.


Fiber Arts Classes with Thea Gray



Fiber Arts Classes with Thea
Alternating Wednesdays from 7-9:00 PM

Drop-in sessions, which combine a knitting clinic and social circle, are generally held 7 to 9 pm on alternating Wednesdays at Bookshop West Portal. Sometimes you'll find folks have brought skeins of yarn, knitting needles, and other goodies to give away or trade.

Here are the upcoming dates:          

  • July 30
  • August 13
  • August 27
  • September 10


Knitting Clinic: $10 per hour.
If you can't commit to an ongoing class, or you only need a bit of help here and there, this beginning and intermediate knitting clinic is for you. Bring your questions and whatever project you're currently working on and get the help you need. Help is free to those folks who are working on a pattern from a class they'd previously taken with me at BSWP.

Social Circle: Free
No help needed? You're welcome to drop by for our free social circle and enjoy a fun, relaxing evening in the company of other knitters. Crocheters, needlepointers, sewers—all are welcome!


The Care and Management of Lies



The Care and Management of Lies
Thursday, July 24 at 7 PM

"In this dazzling novel Jacqueline Winspear writes irresistibly about the First World War, both in the trenches of France and the fields of England. Her characters walk off the page and into our imaginations, as we fight with them, farm with them, cook with them. I devoured this book." - Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy





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