Open House

Lauren Graham meets with fans and signs copies of her debut novel, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE, at a past Open House.

Lauren Graham meets with fans and signs copies of her debut novel, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE, at a past Open House.


Open House is a unique semi-annual event that brings together the biggest names in publishing for a full day of interactive author panels and book signings at Random House’s New York offices. Readers get a behind-the-books look at what’s new at this all-inclusive day, which includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, a cocktail reception, and a canvas tote bag full of books and goodies. 

Event details

What's Included

  • Panels with featured authors and experts
  •  Book signings, including yet-to-be-released titles
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a cocktail reception
  • Random House tote bag, filled with books and other goodies


Date & Time

Friday, May 1, 2015

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


New York, NY

Random House  

1745 Broadway


“I've always been interested in publishing and was grateful for the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes experience.”

“I'm a lover of books, many genres, and wanted to do something nice for myself.”

“Honestly, it came down to the massive value offered at a price that was truly ‘a steal.’”


Featured Speakers (In order of appearance)

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tom brokaw 

Tom Brokaw is the author of the bestseller The Greatest Generation and other bestselling books. Over eight million copies of his books have been sold across formats. Brokaw has won numerous awards in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, two Peabodys, and a dozen Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement. In 2014, President Obama awarded Brokaw the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award. 


Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She also cowrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the Lines, the companion to Off the Page, with her daughter, Samantha van Leer. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her online at

Samantha Van Leer is a sophomore at Vassar College majoring in psychology with a minor in human development. She co-wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the Lines, the companion to Off the Page, with her mother, Jodi Picoult.


Diana Gabaldon's Random House publishing team will discuss how her Outlander series became the phenomenon that it is today.

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Sparked by the wildly successful #1 bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, readers around the world are conquering clutter and reaching for next-level solutions like those found in James Wallman’s Stuffocation. Hear from Random House editors and publicists working on these titles about why this cultural trend has taken off, and the methods they use to not only organize their personal spaces, but also their lives. Panelists include Random House Senior Vice President and Publicity Director Theresa Zoro, Ten Speed Associate Marketing Manager Daniel Wikey, Spiegel & Grau Editor Jessica Sindler, and Ballantine Bantam Dell Associate Editor Nina Shield for this interactive conversation. 

adam rosante

Adam Rosante is an internationally renowned fitness, nutrition and wellness coach. He is the creator of The People’s Bootcamp, a pay-what-you-can fitness boutique in New York City that boasts consistently sold-out crowds, and WaveShape, a surf-inspired online and DVD workout program that’s used by thousands around the globe. His first book, The 30-Second Body, is on sale March 17. Adam has appeared as a guest judge on The Celebrity Apprentice, Today with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, CBS New York’s The Couch, and other programs, and is frequently called upon by some of the most popular magazines in print to create workout plans and offer lifestyle advice. A host on Hearst’s CosmoBody network and a fitness ambassador for Target, Rosante was recently named one of the sexiest trainers in the country by Self. He and his wife live in Manhattan and Montauk.


Annie Barrows is the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today. She is also the author of the children’s series Ivy and Bean as well as The Magic Half and its sequel, Magic in the Mix. Her forthcoming novel, The Truth According to Us, will be released on June 9. She lives in Berkeley, California.

julia pierpont

Julia Pierpont, author of the debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things, is a graduate of the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship, as well as the Stein Fellowship. She lives in New York City.


Emily Giffin is the author of seven New York Times bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.