About the Event

Authors Night is a lavish fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library. All proceeds go directly to the Library. Beginning in 2005 with a handful of dinners and a few hundred attendees, it has grown to be the premier literary event of the Hamptons with 100 authors and more than 2,500 people in attendance.

Authors Book Signing Cocktail Reception from 5-7:30pm

Enjoy fabulous hors d’oeuvres and wine under the tent. Meet your favorite authors, buy their books and have them inscribed. The most recent titles for each author will be available for purchase at the event.


Tickets are $100 for the Authors Reception only, and begin at $300 for the dinners (includes entry to book signing reception). Tickets are also available at the Library (159 Main St., East Hampton, NY), and by phone at (631) 324-0222. You may also purchase tickets at the door, the day of the event, for the Authors Reception (Dinner Party tickets must be purchased in advance.)

Dinner Parties begin at 8pm

You’re in for a wonderful surprise when you join the party at a lovely Hamptons home. You get to choose your party. Tickets: Dinner party tickets start at $300 (includes entry to book signing reception). Higher level dinner party tickets come with priority dinner party choices and other benefits.

Click here to view dinner party choices.

Event Location

555 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY

Event Hashtag



Event Radio Broadcast

Our radio partner WPPB 88.3 Peconic Public Broadcasting will be broadcasting live during the book signing reception, with host Bridget LeRoy interviewing authors during the event. Tune in on your way to the event. We will post links to recordings of the interviews following the event.


2019 Authors Night Committee


Founding Honorary Chair

Alec Baldwin


2019 Honorary Co-Chairs

Douglas Brinkley

Candace Bushnell

Robert A. Caro

Rosanne Cash

Bridget Moynihan

Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Event Co-Chairs

Dennis Fabiszak

Sheila Rogers


Author’s Reception Chair

Patti Kenner


Event Committee Co-Chairs

Ellen Collins

Diana Dayton Deichert

Carrie Doyle

Maureen Egen

Jane Friedman

Stephanie Krikorian

Jenny Mulligan

Amy Levin Schaeffer

Event Committee

Ryan Budhidharma

Sara Davison

Rob Deichert

Patti Ferrin

Emmie Greene

Valerie Heller

Judith Hope




Keri Lamparter

Gail Parker

Celia Paul

Stephen Rosen

Janet Ross

Deborah Walter

Dawn Watson