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.
Random House’s Open House was launched in 2012 and has featured speakers such as Tom Brokaw, Gloria Steinem, Anna Quindlen, Elizabeth Strout, Jodi Picoult, Lee Child, Emily Giffin, Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore, Ruth Reichl, and Curtis Sittenfeld.
Orchestra Ticket ($85) includes:
Balcony Ticket ($75) includes:
The Kaye Playhouse
at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
(Entrance on 68th Street between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065
In 2012, Random House opened its doors for our first Open House event. Our mission was to connect readers with each other and with authors they know and love—and to introduce them to new voices we hoped would soon join those ranks. Since then, we’ve hosted a total of nine Open House events. We’ve listened to your feedback and learned from each event. We’ve strived to improve every time and to create a day that readers want to return to again and again.
We’re excited to share that our tenth Open House will be held on December 15 at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse in Manhattan. Although we’ll be in a new space, the fundamentals of Open House won’t change: You can expect stellar programming, free books, great food, fun giveaways, and our biggest gift bag yet. Here, by popular demand, is what will change: more authors; reserved seating; more comfortable seats with better views; more restrooms; better A/V; and additional space to accommodate more readers.
Open House is our signature event at Random House, and we pride ourselves on making each one memorable and unique. Tickets for Open House will go on sale Friday, September 23 at 9:00 AM ET, and we hope to see you on December 15!