Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Deep End - Pool Party Tour

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Jeff Kinney Books at River Bend Bookshop

Join us for a one-of-a-kind drive-through pool party, celebrating Jeff Kinney's 15th Diary of a Wimpy Kid release: The Deep End.

About this Event

Join us on Monday, November 2 for a drive-through book launch pool party with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney!  To celebrate the release of his latest book The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15), Jeff will be stopping in Glastonbury on his Pool Party Tour to hand out signed copies of the book to readers in a safe, fun, socially distant way.

Please note: This is a ticketed event. All attendees must have a ticket, which includes a pre-signed copy of The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15) and admission for one vehicle.  Tickets are only available online at Eventbrite.  Click the button below!




If you would like to order additional copies of The Deep End, or other signed books by Jeff Kinney, please order on this page after you have purchased a ticket.

All books will be pre-signed. Due to health restrictions, there will be no personalization at this event, and no books signed from home.



Grab the whole family and Wimpify your car so it’s ready to roll through the Drive-Thru Pool Party! Decorations and signs are highly encouraged. The family with the best-decorated car will win a boxed set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.



In order to ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and visiting author, the ticket options are broken down in 15 minute time slots. This allows us to control the number of cars we have at one time, and to ensure our ability to follow current state COVID-19 event guidelines. You must arrive during the time slot on your ticket. Please do not come early, as we will not be able to accommodate early arrivals. If you show up after your ticket time, you may not be able to meet the author.



Health & Safety: Your health and safety is our priority, which is why we ask all event attendees to follow the COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

Staying home if you are sick. Have a fever, cough, or don't feel well? Stay home! We can send a book to you.

Wearing a mask. All attendees over 2 must wear a mask when their car windows are open, no exceptions.

Remaining in the car. All attendees must stay in their cars at all times during the event, no exceptions. Restrooms are not available for this event. (Public restrooms are open at the nearby Boathouse.)

Signed Books: Due to restrictions in the interest of public health, all books will be pre-signed before the event. There will be no personalization at this event, and no books signed from home. We will have a limited number of *signed* copies of Jeff Kinney's books from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and Awesome Friendly Kid series. To guarantee we have the book you would like, please pre-order titles from this page.

Photos: Jeff is happy to take socially distanced photos with readers! Staff members will be on-hand to take photos of customers with Jeff, which will be available to view and download online after the event for free. During the photo, families must remain inside their car and Jeff will remain outside.


Questions about the event? Please contact a bookseller at, or call River Bend Bookshop at 860.430.6608.



Event date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center Circular Driveway
300 Welles Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033