Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt

July 1st – 7/31, 10 am – 4 pm
Oblong Books

The popular ‘Where’s Waldo’ hunt is back – Pick up a Waldo Passport (available starting Jul 1st)  at Oblong Books and then hunt for Waldo(s), the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs at local businesses in Rhinebeck all through the month of July. Its free to play. Spot him to win prizes, including temporary tattoos, books, and more! Make sure you ask store’s staff to ‘stamp’ your passport to verify that you found Waldo.

Its free to play, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. Finish up the hunt with a Waldo Prize-Drawing party on Monday, July 31 at 4pm. Must be present at party to be eligible to win. Instructions & More Info  

WOE: A Housecat’s Story of Despair Booksigning by author Lucy Knisley

July 12th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books

WOE! SCREAM! MEOW! …PURR? Join us to meet artist and author Lucy Knisley and hear her talk about the hilarious and of course dramatic world of Linney the House Cat – star of Lucy’s popular webcomic, whose antics have been gathered into graphic novel for the very first time! Read More

Art Reception for ‘Exploring Colors’ Paintings by Madeleine Marx-Segall

July 13th, 5 pm – 7 pm
Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space

Please join us for this special event celebrating the art work of Madeleine Marx-Segall. Meet artist, view art, and enjoy nibbles. Info on Art Exhibit

Elevator and stairs available to access second floor.

Discussion & Booksigning w three contributors to BETWEEN US, Healing Ourselves and Changing the World Through Sociology

July 26th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books

Join us for an evening of readings and discussion with Editor/Contributors Marika Lindholm and Elizabeth Anne Wood and contributor Robin Rogers.

The world is a tough place right now. Climate change, income inequality, racist violence, and the erosion of democracy have exposed the vulnerability of our individual and collective futures. But as the sociologists gathered here by Marika Lindholm and Elizabeth Wood show, no matter how helpless we might feel, it’s vital that we discover new paths toward healing and change. Read More

On a Mushroom Day Booksigning with author Chris Baker

July 28th, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Rhinebeck Farmer's Market

This event is located at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market just 1 block from Oblong Books. Stop by Oblong Books’ booth to Meet author Chris Baker with her gorgeous new picture book ON A MUSHROOM DAY, illustrated by Alexandra Fineldey. More Info

Take a magical walk through the forest and learn all about the wild beauty and wonder of mushrooms on this inspiring picture book journey!

A mushroom day is a day of exploring together and discovering some of the most incredible lifeforms on earth: fungi. In this lyrical, informational picture book structured around a walk through a summertime wood, a child and their caregiver share the sights, sounds and smells of the forest as they observe and identify different varieties of mushrooms. On a Mushroom Day encourages curiosity and a love of fungi in young children and normalizes safe, chaperoned joyful exploration of the fungal queendom all around us. Filled with fun, fascinating fungi facts and a visual catalogue of mushroom species so that kids can enjoy their very own mushroom day in the pages of this book!

Oblong Books: Upcoming Summer/Fall Book & Author Events

August 1st – October 31st, 6 pm – 8 pm
Oblong Books

In-store Summer Book/Author events at Oblong Books (& Online/Off-site Events too). Click Here for Oblong’s Full Events Calendar and details on how to Register and or Purchase Book.

Bookstore Romance Day

August 17th, 10 am – 8 pm
Oblong Books

It’s Bookstore Romance Day!  There’s nothing like a good romance to get you in the mood for Summer. We’re celebrating Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers – all day today. If you’re a Romance fan come on in to our stores – we have some great recommendations for you! Can’t wait?! Click here for a few suggestions.

Artist Talk with Madeleine Segall-Marx

August 17th, 3 pm – 5 pm
Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space

Please join us for an Artist Talk with featured artist, Madeleine Segall-Marx. Meet artist, hear talk, and view art. Info on Art Exhibit

Elevator and stairs available to access second floor.