Bed, Breakfast, and Books for the Hamptons’ 2nd Annual ‘Bedside Reading’ Weekend

Bedside Reading founder Jane Ubell and featured author Laurie Gelman, who will be signing her new book, "You've Been Volunteered."

Starting on February 28, some of the East End’s finest inns will play host to three days of first-rate literary hobnobbing.

There’s nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book on a chilly winter’s day, and if you happen to be in one of the cozy luxury inns that dot the Hamptons, then all the better. But there’s still the matter of that good book…

Never fear, lazy literati! An organization named Bedside Reading has made a business out of placing books on the nightstands of luxury hotels throughout the United States, making sure that no one has to go to bed lonely. The books range from thought-provoking novels to romance and suspense, and also include books on improving your business and personal outlooks.

If these are the types of literature you’d like to get in bed with, Bedside Readings is hosting a three-day event in some the Hamptons’ most elegant inns at the end of this month. Attendees will have the chance to meet authors at signings, and enjoy cocktail parties, brunches, and even a baking demonstration. Tickets are $150 for all three days of events. The complete schedule is below.

Of course, if you’re inclined to grab one of these page-turners and cuddle under a comforter, heaven is just a room key away — assuming you’ve thought to book ahead.

This year’s Bedside Reading event kicks off on Friday at Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose Inn. (Photo: Zach Stovall)

Friday, February 28

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Topping Rose Inn, Bridgehampton
Welcome cocktail party
Author Amy Impellizzeri signing I Know How This Ends


Saturday, February 29

10 a.m. to noon
White Fences Inn, Southampton
Baking demonstration
Author Jennifer Moorman signing The Baker’s Man

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
White Fences Inn, Southampton
Five North chocolate tasting
Author Laurie Gelman signing You’ve Been Volunteered

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The 1770 House, East Hampton
Coffee break with Hamptons Coffee
Author Natalie Banks signing The Moments Between

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Baker House 1650, East Hampton
Champagne toast and light bites
Author Hank Phillippi Ryan signing The Murder List


Sunday, March 1

10:30 a.m. to noon
The Maidstone Hotel
Light brunch, farewell gathering
Author Kim Sakwa signing The Prophecy

Order tickets to the Bedside Reading Hamptons Weekend.

Tickets are $150 per person and include entry to all five book events and a book at each event.