East Hampton's 7th Annual Authors Night

by Annie Rooney · August 17, 2011

If you're an avid reader then I'm sure you didn't miss out on East Hampton's 7th annual Authors Night. But in case you did, here's a recap. Co-chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith hosted the event with honorary co-chairs Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Nelson DeMille and Michael Connelly. More than 160 authors showed their stuff raising approximately $200,000 for the East Hampton Library.

Well-known authors Georgina Bloomberg, Jennet Conant, Kathy Freston, Victoria Hagan, Shere Hite, Duane Hampton, Katie Lee, Robert Lipsyte, Susan Lucci, Jeffrey Lyons, Adam Ross, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Colson Whitehead set up shop under the library ground's white tents. Guests munched on hors d'oeuvres and wine while mingling with the authors and buying their "personally inscribed" books.

That kid is totally not following the family business

[Photos via Rob Rich]