Where’s Waldo Local

August 2, 2012

The mysterious man in stripes has been here!

In fact he just spent the entire month of July in 20 Local First Utah Salt Lake city businesses including The King’s English. The infamous Waldo of the Where’s Waldo books got a great tour of the city.

In celebration of his 25th birthday we held a citywide scavenger hunt for Waldo, starting right here at the bookshop. With the help of 19 other enthusiastic businesses, we challenged kids and families to locate Waldo in some great hiding places across the city and the offered a change to win some fantastic prizes for their detective efforts.

Congratulations to the winner of our grand prize, announced at the Waldo Finale on July 31.

And a special thanks to the participating stores who harbored the elusive character in their shops:

Mazza Middle Eastern Cuisine
Tony Caputo’s Food Market & Deli
Babinski’s Baby
Red Butte Café
The Blue Plate Diner
Cactus and Tropicals
Harmon’s Emigration Market
Eggs in the City
Liberty Heights Fresh
Mini’s Cupcakes
Trifecta Design
Pipers Quilts and Comforts
Este New York Style Pizzeria
Tower Theater
Dolcetti’s Gelato
Sugar House Barbeque Company
Walls–Wallpaper and Interior Design Shop
Beans and Brews
The Library Store

What Leaves You Breathless?

March 4, 2011

Fans and friends who attended the Breathless Reads event on February 12 can’t stop talking about how great it was. This wonderful afternoon was co-sponsored by the Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center (CWC) and the Salt Lake City Library.

Our fabulous authors were:

Ally Condie | Matched
Andrea Cremer | Nightshade
Kirsten Miller | The Eternal Ones
Beth Revis | Across the Universe
Brenna Yovanoff | The Replacement

We didn’t want the fun to stop so…tell us which book or which part of one of the Breathless Reads books leaves you Breathless and you could win signed copies of all five books!


  • Open to ages 13 and up
  • 300 words or less
  • Submit your entry by FRIDAY, MARCH 18 to the CWC by EMAIL
  • Include “Breathless Reads Contest Entry” in the subject line of email
  • Be sure to include your name, age and email address
  • Winners may be asked to have their photograph taken for promotional uses

FIRST PLACE receives signed copies of all five Breathless Reads books

SECOND PLACE receives a $25 gift card from The King’s English Bookshop plus goodies from the Community Writing Center

THIRD PLACE receives a Journal from The King’s English Bookshop plus goodies from the Community Writing Center

Tell us…What leaves YOU Breathless?

CLICK HERE to send your submission!

Contest winners will be announced on The King’s English blog on Thursday, March 24th.