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Writer-actor-producer B.J. Novak was in Plainville on Saturday to talk about his offering for kids, “The Book With No Pictures.” The sold-out event was held at An Unlikely Story, the bookshop owned by “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” writer Jeff Kinney. Novak reported via Instagram that he got a ride home to Newton from the town’s VIP. “How’s this for an unlikely story,” Novak wrote. “Tonight I read The Book With No Pictures at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA, the beautiful independent bookstore founded by ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author Jeff Kinney. After the reading, my uncharacteristically impatient brother . . . bailed on me to take home my young cousin Miles, stranding me in an unfamiliar town with no ride. Who comes to the rescue? Jeff Kinney himself, who personally drives me the forty minute distance back towards Boston! What a wonderful experience. Thanks to everyone who came out to the store, too!”

Jack Brooks, 5, of Medfield, and Madeline Webster, 5, of North Attleborough, were among the young fans who turned out to hear Novak.
Jack Brooks, 5, of Medfield, and Madeline Webster, 5, of North Attleborough, were among the young fans who turned out to hear Novak. Justin Saglio for The Boston Globe

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