Summer Open House

Like sand and water or sunshine and SPF, summer and books just go together.

July 14, 2021 in Zoom

Join us for Summer Open House on Wednesday, July 14 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM on Zoom to discover your future favorite reads, and hear from the endlessly creative authors behind them.

Be the first to read this year’s hottest books with Summer Open House.

For just $27, you’ll receive:

  • hardcover book of your choice by one of the event’s featured authors
  • A digital advance copy of Jodi Picoult’s next novel Wish You Were Here—5 months before it’s on sale
  • A free audiobook download of Debbie Macomber’s It’s Better This Way, read by Thérèse Plummer
  • Access to the Zoom event—and the recording to watch on your own time
  • And a bundle of discounts from our partners on brownies, tea, knitting patterns, vegan jam, and more


The Romance panel, with Mary Bly (Lizzie & Dante), Jackie Fraser (The Bookshop of Second Chances), Sara Jafari (The Mismatch), and Sophie Kinsella (Love Your Life), will introduce us to the books that will tug on our heartstrings and make us swoon.

And at the Mystery/Thriller panel, Caroline Kepnes (You Love Me), Catherine Steadman (The Disappearing Act), Laura McHugh (What’s Done in Darkness), and Andrea Bartz (We Were Never Here) will let us into the dark basements of their minds where they develop the twists, turns, and characters that keep us up at night.

At the Literary Fiction panel, authors Pik-Shuen Fung (Ghost Forest), Violet Kupersmith (Build Your House Around My Body), Maurice Carlos Ruffin (We Cast a Shadow / The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You), and Anuk Arudpragasam (A Passage North) will discuss the novels that will feed your mind and nourish your soul.

Finally, the Hot Summer Reads panel, featuring Lauren Weisberger (Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty), Beck Dorey-Stein (Rock the Boat), and Chuck Wendig (The Book of Accidents), will inspire all the beach, pool, and hammock reading you won’t be able to put down.

Register for this event on Eventbrite. We can’t wait to see you there!

Event Details

What was Included

  • Admission to the virtual event
  • Your choice of  book by one of the featured authors 
  • An e-galley of Jodi Picoult’s new book Wish You Were Here
  • A free audiobook download of Debbie Macomber’s It’s Better This Way, read by Thérèse Plummer
  • A virtual “gift bag” of treats and discounts from our partners
  • You’ll also have a chance to order more books from the featured authors on the Eventbrite page when you purchase your tickets

Date & Time

July 14, 2021
7:00PM ET to 9:00PM ET



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