Jeff Kinney Drive-Thru Event!

This event is sold out! 

Come celebrate the release of Wimpy Kid #15 at a spectacular drive-through pool party, featuring beloved author JEFF KINNEY!

The Deep End Pool Party tour is coming to Exeter, NH! Water Street Bookstore is thrilled to have been chosen to host Jeff Kinney on Thursday, November 12th at 5 PM. We're grateful to Jeff, Abrams Books, and our community partner, Lincoln Street School, for serving as the venue for this one-of-a-kind, super fun, socially-distanced event!

Dive in! Families will drive through pool party–themed interactive vignettes and enjoy a special moment when Jeff Kinney personally delivers their signed copies of THE DEEP END using a six-foot pool skimmer!


Tickets are $14.99. Customers MUST purchase a ticket through Eventbrite to attend. No tickets will be sold in-store or via Water Street Bookstore's website. ONE ticket admits ONE car and includes ONE signed copy of THE DEEP END. Your order confirmation serves as your ticket; each vehicle must present their printed ticket when they arrive at the check-in point. Additional signed copies of THE DEEP END and Jeff's other books are available for purchase as add-ons to your ticket (to view them, scroll down from the time slot choices!) and we'll also have a sales table at the event. Tickets are non-refundable.

In order to make the event as safe and seamless as possible, we are offering six different time slots for ticket-holders: 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm, and 6:40 pm. Please arrive as close to your time slot as possible, as we will not be able to accommodate early arrivals.



After you receive your signed copy/copies of THE DEEP END from Jeff and collect any other add-on purchases, you may exit the premises or visit our bookselling station to purchase more copies of Jeff Kinney’s books. Signed copies make great holiday gifts! All event books will be pre-signed by Jeff. Due to health restrictions, there will be no personalization at this event, and no books from home will be signed.


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!


Jeff is happy to take socially distanced photos with fans! A staffer will take photos of each family with Jeff. During the photo, families must remain inside their car and Jeff will remain outside. The photos will be available on Eventer after the event. Details on how to download the photos will be provided on a bookmark to each customer at check-in.


If you purchased a ticket and aren't feeling well, please stay home. We'll send your signed book(s) to you! All attendees over two years of age must wear a mask when their car windows are open, and all attendees must stay in their cars at all times during the event. No exceptions. No restrooms will be available.

Purchase your ticket here! 

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Event date: 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Lincoln Street Elementary School
25 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833