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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Release Event! Limited Availability!!

Festival Staff / October 23, 2013

  • Meet Jeff Kinney and participate in ridiculously fun "Hard Luck" activities.

    Meet Jeff Kinney and participate in ridiculously fun "Hard Luck" activities.


Tucson Festival of Books, in partnership with the UA BookStores, is pleased to invite you to an incredible party celebrating the biggest book release of 2013 -- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8, Hard Luck!! We are thrilled to announce that fans can meet Jeff Kinney in person, get their book signed and participate in ridiculously fun "Hard Luck" activities.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck
by Jeff Kinney Order Your Hard Luck Event Package ยป

Date: November 7th, 2013

Time: Activities begin at 6:00 pm& run throughout event | 7:00 pm book signing

Location: UA BookStore, SUMC, Lower Level

Party attendees are limited, so don't wait - purchase your book today and secure your wristband set for this exclusive event! Wristband set (one child & one adult) and book distribution will begin at 4:00 pm on November 7th. If you can't wait until November 7th to read Hard Luck, stop by the UA BookStore beginning November 5th from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm. Please note: Event wristbands will only be distributed the day of the party.

To obtain your wristband set, please purchase Hard Luck package from the UA BookStore. Each child attending requires a book purchase and must be accompanied by an adult with a wristband. Wimpy Kid Package includes one copy of Hard Luck (Book #8) plus two wristbands (one child & one adult).

Pick-up and Parking

Wristband distribution begins at 4:00 pm in the Lower Level Rotunda area outside the UA BookStore, SUMC. Please bring your order number and photo id for wristband and book pickup. Entrance to the Hard Luck Party begins at 6:00 pm.

Parking in the Second Street Garage (directly across from UA BookStores, SUMC on Mountain Avenue just south of Speedway Boulevard). Parking fees will always be clearly displayed at the garage entry if they apply. In some cases parking lots and street meters are FREE after 5 pm. Please check UA Parking & Transportation visitor parking website for more information.

**All book sales final.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

University of Arizona Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Helios Education Foundation
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores

Key Sponsors

Cox Communications
Marshall Foundation
Miriam Brucker Trust
Sub-Zero / Wolf

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor Information Sheet

To become a sponsor, please email Marcy Euler.

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