Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:00 pm

***This event has ended. Thanks to everyone who attended! We had a blast, and we hope you did, too!***

Flyleaf Books is the only bookstore in the Triangle hosting the Big Shot Drive-Thru Tour, so act now to secure your spot! This will be a COVID-safe, drive-thru event at Flyleaf Books in the parking lot. Once you have purchased your book(s) from the two options below, you will receive an email confirmation with the Eventbrite link to select your timed entry slot.

Jeff Kinney's Big Shot Drive-Thru Tour is an innovative, family-friendly series of outdoor events themed around the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16: Big Shot. Load up your whole family and join a veritable conga line of cars for a pandemic-safe meet-the-author experience like no other. The Big Shot Drive-Thru Tour events bring the world of Wimpy Kid to life directly to fans. From the comfort and safety of their own vehicle, families will drive through the event experience following beloved characters Greg and Rowley as they explore Field Day, shoot and score, and strive for the gold, all before reaching the finish line where Jeff Kinney personally delivers children their signed copy of Big Shot. It's a home run!

In Big Shot, Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix.

After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he’s officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball.

Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won’t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team.

As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg’s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?

Order your book & reserve your ticket today! Then grab the whole family and Wimpify your car so it's ready to roll through The Big-Shot Drive-Thru! Decorations and signs are highly encouraged. The family with the best-decorated car will win a boxed set of Awesome Friendly books!

*Instructions on arrival and check-in will be emailed to you a few days before the event. One purchase = one car admission while supplies last (limited time slots available). Your car will receive pre-ordered signed books from the author at the end of the drive-thru experience. A photograph with the author standing outside each car will be taken by staff and made available to each family. Additional signed copies of previous Diary of a Wimpy Kid books will be available to purchase at the event check-in while supplies last. No personalizations. In the event of extreme weather conditions (tornadoes, flash-flooding or hurricanes) Flyleaf reserves the right to cancel on the day but books will be provided to customers. Masks are appreciated during the event and customers may not exit their cars.


Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514