Jeff Kinney's Awesome Friendly Adventure Tour

Join us on Sunday, August 9 for a curbside author visit with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney!

To celebrate the release of his latest book Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure, Jeff will be stopping by the Odyssey on his Awesome Friendly Adventure 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 Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure and admission for one (1) child and one (1) adult. If you would like to order additional copies of Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure or other books by Jeff Kinney, please order on this page after you have purchased a ticket.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24 at 11am. Tickets can be purchased online only through Brown Paper Tickets here


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 visitors 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 throughout the duration of the event, no exceptions.
  • Staying at least 6 feet distanced from each other. We ask you socially distance from customers, staff members, and visiting author. Staff members will be on-hand to help, and spaces will be clearly marked for your convenience.
  • Read more about our COVID-19 guidelines here:

Signed Books: Due to the health restrictions, all books will be pre-signed before the event. There will be no personalizations at this event, and no books signed from home. We will have a limited number of *signed* copies of Jeff Kinney's backlist, including the Diary of a Wimpy 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.

Questions about the event? Please contact Sadie Trombetta at, or call the Odyssey at 413-534-7307.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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