'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author Jeff Kinney says he will open a bookstore(Read article summary)
Jeff Kinney says he plans to open a bookstore in his town of Plainville, Mass., aimed at breaking even within five years.
Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of the âDiary of a Wimpy Kidâ series, is reportedly about to add another title to his list of jobs: bookstore owner.
Kinney talked about his plans to open a store in his town of Plainville, Mass. with the Boston Globe last fall, saying that he and his wife had purchased property and were set to construct a three-story structure there. He and his wife had also participated in a two-day course on running a bookstore.
âWe understand that weâll have to become a destination location in order to create a viable business,â Kinney told the Globe at the time. âWeâre currently looking at ways to do that, and if we feel confident that we can get to a break-even state over five years, weâll go forward with the plan.â
The authorâs new installment in the âWimpy Kidâ series, titled âDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â is set to be released this November.
Kinney joins a group of authors/bookstore owners that includes âLonesome Doveâ writer Larry McMurtry, whose store Booked Up is located in Archer, Tex., and âState of Wonderâ author Ann Patchett, whose location Parnassus Books is in Nashville, Tenn.