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Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

695 Park Avenue

(Entrance on 68th Street between Lexington and Park)

New York, NY 10065

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Random House is home to the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators, and Open House is our signature special event.

Held three times per year, this unique day-long experience brings together the biggest names in publishing for a full day of interactive author panels and book talks in New York. Readers get a behind-the-books look at what’s new at this all-inclusive day, which instantly sells out. Our tenth Open House will take place on Thursday, December 15, and tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 23 at 9:00 AM ET.

Featured authors at the this Open House include Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult, Trevor Noah, George Saunders, Jon Meacham, Fannie Flagg, Alice Hoffman, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Allison Pataki, Sana Krasikov, and Laura McHugh.

For the latest updates on Open House, join Random House’s Open House Facebook event. For more information about this event, please visit the Random House Event page.

What's Included

  • Reserved Seating

  • Full day of programming

  • A behind-the-scenes look at publishing at Random House

  • Random House canvas tote bag filled with books and goodies (valued at $150+)

  • Early finished copies of books

  • Signed copy of BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah

  • Coffee and light breakfast

  • Boxed lunch

  • Afternoon reception with snacks and treats

  • Wine tasting hosted by Rueda

Open House Programming

Note: there are no book signings at this Open House, but signed copies of featured titles will be available for purchase on-site.

Doors Open at 9:00 AM: After you've checked in, grab a cup of coffee and a light breakfast, browse our pop-up bookstore, and meet Random House staff before the day begins.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Morning Programming

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch Break (boxed lunch included with your ticket)

1:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Afternoon Programming

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Cocktail Party! Mix and mingle with Random House staff and guests at our popular end-of-the-day reception, featuring complimentary hors d'oeuvres, treats and wine. During the reception, take part in a wine tasting featuring a curated flight of wines from Spain's Rueda region. Just two hours northwest of Madrid, the Rueda wine region in the picturesque Spanish countryside is home to some of the most elegant and effortlessly-drinkable white wines. With just the right amount of fruit, a hint of spice and a refreshing finish, these whites pair well with salads, seafood and stories of all kinds. Rueda sip. Page Flip. Repeat.

  • Fannie Flagg

    Fannie Flagg

  • Diana Gabaldon

    Diana Gabaldon

  • Alice Hoffman

    Alice Hoffman

  • Lindsey Lee Johnson

    Lindsey Lee Johnson

  • Sana Krasikov

    Sana Krasikov

  • Laura McHugh

    Laura McHugh

  • Jon Meacham

    Jon Meacham

  • Trevor Noah

    Trevor Noah

  • Allison Pataki

    Allison Pataki

  • Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult

  • George Saunders

    George Saunders

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New York, NY 10065

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