Summer 2018: Open House

Summer Open House is Thursday, July 19th!

July 19, 2018 in New York, NY

We are excited to announce that Summer Open House will be held on Thursday, July 19! This day of book culture, connection, and discovery will take place at our home office in New York City.

Hear what #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin has to say about her riveting and timely new novel, ALL WE EVER WANTED; find hope in WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the crusading pediatrician who brought the Flint water crisis to the national spotlight; rethink the American experience with Alex Wagner, who traveled the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry in FUTUREFACE; line up your next summer reading binge with our fiction panel; refresh your summer style with Micaela Erlanger, Hollywood stylist and author of HOW TO ACCESSORIZE; relive your first job with Beck Dorey-Stein, former White House stenographer and author of FROM THE CORNER OF THE OVAL, and Alisyn Camerota, CNN anchor and author of AMANDA WAKES UP; and go behind the scenes with some of your favorite books coming to a screen near you!

Treat yourself to a perfect summer day at Random House. Meet our authors, connect with other readers, enter to win a raffle prize, enjoy wine and snacks at our end-of-day reception, and get a sneak peek at the books that have our office buzzing!



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)
  • Coffee
  • Boxed lunch
  • Afternoon reception with wine and snacks

Date & Time

July 19, 2018
Check-In Starts at 9:00AM; Programming begins at 10:00AM; followed by a cocktail reception at the end of the day 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 is -  1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th Streets), New York, NY 10019.

Subway 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


Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, is associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief resident. In 2015, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was heralded internationally for her study that exposed elevated lead blood levels in Flint children. Today, Dr. Hanna-Attisha directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint Water Crisis and help all Flint children grow up healthy and strong. In addition, Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of the forthcoming book, “What The Eyes Don’t See.”

Emily Giffin is the author of eight internationally bestselling novels: Something BorrowedSomething BlueBaby ProofLove the One You’re WithHeart of the MatterWhere We BelongThe One & Only, and First Comes Love. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

Beck Dorey-Stein is a graduate of Wesleyan University, worked as a White House stenographer from 2012 to 2017. Previously she worked as a high school English teacher in Hightstown, New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Seoul, South Korea. This is her first book.

Alex Wagner is co-host of Showtime’s The Circus and a contributor to CBS News and The Atlantic. She was formerly the host of MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated Now with Alex Wagner.  She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and cat. This is her first book.

Alisyn Camerota is a broadcast journalist and the co-anchor of CNN’s New Day. She was a crime reporter for five years at the fugitive finding show America’s Most Wanted and went on to become a national correspondent for NBC’s network magazine show Real Life. She worked for many years at FOX News Channel as a national correspondent and host on the morning show FOX+Friends Weekend. She worked as a reporter at local stations in Boston and Washington DC. She serves on the Advisory Council of Press Forward, trying to stamp out workplace harassment, and The News Literacy Project, trying to educate students to become more informed news consumers.  She lives in the New York area with her husband and three children.

Alexia Arthurs was born and raised in Jamaica, and moved with her family to Brooklyn when she was twelve. A graduate of Hunter College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been published in Small Axe, the Paris Review, and the Paris Review Daily. She is the Paris Review’s 2017 Plimpton Prize winner. She lives in Iowa City.

Micaela Erlanger graduated from Parsons, The New School for Design with a degree in design and management. After training with a top fashion stylist in New York City, she opened her own studio in 2013 and began styling clients for the red carpet, editorials, advertising, and film. She is consistently named a top stylist by The Hollywood Reporter, and in 2016, she was honored with the inaugural Marie Claire Image Maker award. She is a contributing writer to, and has also written for such publications as,, and Time magazine.

Zoe Whittall’s debut novel Bottle Rocket Hearts made the Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of the Year (2007) and CBC Canada Reads’ Top Ten Essential Novels of the Decade. Her second novel Holding Still for as Long as Possible (2009) won a Lambda Literary Award and was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. She was awarded the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature in 2016. Her writing has appeared in the Walrus, the Believer, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Fashion, and more. She has also worked as a writer and story editor on Canadian National TV shows such as Degrassi, Schitt’s Creek, and the Baroness Von Sketch Show. Born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, she has an MFA from the University of Guelph and lives in Toronto.

Margalit Fox is considered one the foremost explanatory writers and literary stylists in American journalism and winner of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, MARGALIT FOX trained as a linguist and is a senior writer at The New York Times. As a member of the newspaper’s celebrated Obituary News Department, she has written the front-page public sendoffs of some of the leading cultural figures of our age. She has written two previous books, The Riddle of the Labyrinth and Talking Hands, and lives in Manhattan with her husband, the writer and critic George Robinson.