East Hampton Library held its 10th annual Authors Night on Saturday, bringing scores of authors under the tent at Gardiner Farm to sign their books and rub elbows, all to benefit the library.
Among the many authors who were signing book were Alice Harris, Nelson DeMille, James McBride, Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant, Jennifer Esposito, Aerin Lauder, Lee Grant, Jessica Soffer, Joe Pintauro, Dick Cavett, Giada De Laurentiis, Grant Huddish, Tom Clavin, Mickey Paraskevas and Phil Keith.
Grant, DeMille, De Laurentiis, McBride, Robert A. Caro and Alice McDermott were the honorary co-chairs of the event.
East Hampton Library board chairman Tom Twomey was there as well as Authors Night founding co-chair Barbara Goldsmith.
TV personalities Joy Behar and Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly were among the guests as was U.S. Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky, and former New York Governor George Pataki and wife Libby Pataki. Founding co-chair Alec Baldwin, a huge supporter of East Hampton Library, attended with wife Hilaria Baldwin.
Dennis Fabiszak and Sheila Rogers were the event co-chairs and Patti Kenner was authors reception chair.
Diana Dayton Deichert, Maureen Egen and Jenny Mulligan were the committee co-chairs.