Random House Open House

December Random House Open House Event Sells Out in 5 Minutes

open house sold outWhat was the hottest, most in-demand New York City live-event ticket for online purchase last Friday? Beyonce? Bruce Springsteen?  The New York Giants? No, it was the December Random House Open House, which sold every single one of its 625 available seats to eager reading fans in five minutes.

openhouse2Open House has become so popular that this year’s 10th annual event on December 15 will not be held on the 2nd floor at 1745 Broadway but at a larger Manhattan space, Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse (695 Park Avenue). Even with triple the seating capacity, all tickets were gone in a flash. Of particular attraction to readers is the terrific featured author line-up, which includes Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult, Trevor Noah, Jon Meacham, Fannie Flagg, George Saunders, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Alie Hoffman, Allison Pataki, Laura McHugh and Sana Krasikov. Guests are traveling in from 18 states (as far away as California). Held three times per year, this unique day-long experience brings together the biggest names in publishing for a full day of interactive author panels and book talks. Readers get a behind-the-books look at what’s new at this all-inclusive event. For more details about Open House, click here.