Timeless at East Hampton Library’s Author Night
August marked the halfway point for our Timeless book tour and we wanted to celebrate some of the notable highlights with you along the way. After wonderful stops in Boston, New Hampshire, Wellesley, Chatham, Osterville and Watch Hill, we headed to historic Newport Rhode Island as a guest speaker at this summer’s Newport Show. As one of the largest antique shows in the country, The Newport Show attracts collectors and guests from New York to Palm Beach. The Gala Preview Party the night before the show opened was a glamorous evening where 600 guests – including attendees Martha Stewart and Fashion Director Cameron Silver – previewed art, mingled with collectors and enjoyed a stunning cocktail reception. The lecture attendees were well versed in high-end design and their distinct appreciation for history and architecture made for rich discussion. We are grateful to have been a part of this distinguished event!
Our next stop was the illustrious East Hampton Library Author’s night. We were thrilled to be invited to share Timeless at what is considered the “Premier Literary Event” in the Hamptons. In fact, it has become one of the most successful celebrations of books in the country. Over 2,000 guests mingled under the grand tents in beautiful Amagansett, purchased books and had them signed by their favorite authors. We had the distinct pleasure of meeting dozens of wonderful personalities including Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Malcolm Nance, Nick Voulgaris and Nathan Turner to name a few. In between book signings, there were plenty of celebrities to mix with, including Founding Honorary Chair Alec Baldwin, who was seated near us (Ahearn, Baldwin – alphabetical author seating)! We witnessed the swoon of paparazzi from the moment we entered. Speaking of Alec, Patrick and his wife Marsha had the pleasure of dining with he and his wife Hilaria at the lovely home of Library board member Janet Ross. To be sure, there were some memorable laughs and lively conversation throughout dinner!
Authors Night was an exceptional place to celebrate our halfway mark. Not only was it an fabulous evening, it was a record-breaking fundraiser where 100% of book sales benefit the Library. It’s notable from a historical perspective, “no other small town in America has such a collection of rare materials tracing the region’s history back to its origins.” We’re sure that Sheila Rogers, East Hampton Library’s Board President, was elated at the attendance and wonderful success of event. And we were honored to be a part of this spectacular evening!
Next up on our September calendar we went to the beautiful Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, followed by The Charleston Library Society in historic Charleston, South Carolina, and Martha’s Vineyard for the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival just last week (stay tuned for this video next Tuesday). To see the full schedule please visit https://patrickahearn.com/timeless-book/