Summer Open House

Live Your Best Life with Hot Reads & Cool Entertaining Ideas from Random House!

July 27, 2017 in New York, NY

Grab your friend, your shades, your flip-flops and join us at Summer 2017 Random House Open House on Thursday, July 27!

We are thrilled to welcome the legendary bestselling author, lifestyle guru, and entrepreneur Martha Stewart to Summer 2017 Open House! Join us for a day filled with hot reads, relationship tips, and fun ideas to help you live your best life in the dog days of summer—and every day throughout the year. New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen reveals the unique language of female friends; the editors of Taste offer some home cooking and summer entertaining advice; and Lisa Damour, PhD, coaches adults on forming happier, healthier relationships with the teenagers in their lives. Plus, discover your next beach read (or three!) with the novels from our Summer Reading fiction panel. We’ll close out the day with a reception featuring Union Wine.

We look forward to celebrating summer with a full day of interactive author panels and a behind-the-books look at what’s new in reading. And be sure to look out for our Winter Open House date. We’ll host off-site to accommodate even more book lovers!

Event Details

What was Included

  • Guaranteed 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)
  • Random House stadium cup
  • Coffee
  • Boxed lunch
  • Afternoon reception with wine and snacks

Date & Time

July 27, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Doors Open at 9:00 AM: After you've checked in, grab a cup of coffee, 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 – 5:00 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.

Travel Details

Open House is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for is -  
1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th Streets), 
New York, NY 10019.

N, Q, R, W to 57th Street – 7th Avenue ; B, D, E to 7th Avenue – 53rd Street; 1, A, B, C, D to 59th Street – Columbus Circle

Featured Authors (In Order of Appearance)

DEBORAH TANNEN is the acclaimed author of You Just Don’t Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years, the New York Times bestsellers You’re Wearing THAT? on mother-daughter communication and You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! About sisters, and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, Tannen appears frequently on national television and radio. She lives with her husband in the Washington, D.C. area.

LISA DAMOUR, PH.D., graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, and then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of numerous academic papers related to education and child development. Dr. Damour directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

JANELLE BROWN is the author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and This Is Where We Live. An essayist and journalist, her writing has appeared in Vogue, The New York Times, Elle, Wired, Self, Los Angeles Times,, and numerous other publications. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children.

Michelle Richmond is the bestselling author of The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Hum: Stories, Golden State, Dream of the Blue Room, and the award-winning The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she lives with her husband and son in San Francisco. Her latest novel, The Marriage Pact, will be released on July 25, 2017.

JENNY ZHANG is an American writer and poet based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find and a collection of poetry and essays, The Selected Jenny Zhang.

MATT RODBARD is the Editor in Chief of TASTE, and author of New York Times bestseller Koreatown: A Cookbook.

Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 88 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. The Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month. Her branded products can be found in over 70 million households and have a growing retail presence in thousands of locations.