Borders in Boston Welcomes 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Author Jeff Kinney for Book Signing Friday, March 18

Mar 16, 2011, 16:51 ET from Borders

BOSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, will greet fans and sign books to celebrate the major motion picture release of 20th Century Fox's "Diary of Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," based on the second book in his series.

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In addition to meeting Kinney in person, fans can also enjoy a chance to win tickets to an advanced screening of the film Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at AMC Boston Common.

This book signing event is free and open to the public. A wristband is required to access the signing line. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed for this event. The store will begin issuing wristbands when it opens March 18 at 7 a.m.


The book signing will take place Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m.  



10-24 School St.

Boston, MA 02108

(617) 557-7188

About the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series

Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, which includes five books that feature the snarky and hilarious journal entries of character, middle schooler and middle child Greg Heffley, is credited with helping turn reluctant readers, boys in particular, on to the joy of reading.

About "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules"

In this sequel to 2010's surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother — and chief tormentor — Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond. The film opens in theatres nationwide March 25.

Borders' Diary of a Wimpy Kid Parties, March 19 at 2 p.m.

Kids ages 8 to 12 won't want to miss Borders' Wimpy Kid in-store parties March 19 beginning at 2 p.m. Fans can enjoy a number of fun and enriching activities during the events, including a trivia challenge where kids will be tested on their knowledge of characters and scenes from the books. (Lucky winners of the trivia contest will receive Silly Bandz as prizes.) Kids will also enjoy a craft project and taste delicious samplings of food and beverages from Seattle's Best Coffee cafe. Stores throughout Massachusetts will host parties; visit and click on the Store Locator link for more details. Events and activities will vary by store.  

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