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A present for dad that will last longer than an afternoon – and make everyone happy? This is the Bedside Reading Father’s Day collection of free books lying next to beds in popular Hamptons hotels. Thrillers, memoirs, romance novels, and children’s books are there for dads to enjoy (and share with family!). And with a special QR code, which is located in a gift card in each pocket, visitors can access additional books via the download program with two business books. Bedside Reading is currently celebrating its 20th season of the best beach reads in The Hamptons and continues to be a must-have for its local hotel partners serving beach goers looking for beach reading.

“Our Father’s Day collection is a great gift for dad and the whole family,” says Jane Ubell-Meyer, founder of Bedside Reading. “I remember spending the summers in Southampton and besides wading for clams in the bay, books were and still are my favorite thing!”

It’s in the tote bags for Father’s Day weekend

Seven days in June by Tia Williams (women’s literature)

The siren by Katherine St. John (Women’s Fiction)

My kind of perfect by Tracy Brogan (Contemporary Romance)

A perfect nightmare: my glittering marriage and how it almost cost me my life by Karen Gosbee (biography of women)

The grief of winter by Mary Stone (crime / fiction thriller)

The only good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Thriller / Horror)

The twelve gifts of birth by Charlene Costanzo (children)

Sylvie McSlipper by Nancy Alfaro (children)

The summer that I found myself by Colleen French (fiction)

Why did I come to this room ?: An open conversation about aging by Joan Lunden (humor / self-help)

Far away by Danielle Girard (Thriller)

Books are free and available at the following Hamptons hotels and inns – The Baker House 1650, Mill House Inn, The Maidstone Hotel, and Huntting Inn. In Southampton: Southampton Inn. In Bridgehampton: Topping Rose House. In the East End: Hyatt Place East End and The Preston House & Hotel. MARRAM in Montauk and Journey East Hampton are new to the program. You can also find free tote bags with books in the (while stocks last). Additional weekends are planned for the summer.

For more informations: click Here For the Bedside Reading summer reading program. click Here for the current Bedside Reading on the download book selection. A special Hamptons Book Lovers’ Guide 2021 will be distributed nationwide (print and digital) and an activity calendar for the 20th season can be found Here with activities for the community and visitors to join the celebration, plus a top 20 list of beach readings Here.

The Hamptons Partners: Books are free at the following Hamptons hotels and inns: The Baker House 1650, Mill House Inn, The Maidstone Hotel, Huntting Inn, Southampton Inn, Topping Rose House, Hyatt Place Long Island / East End, The Preston House & Hotel, Journey East Hampton and MARRAM in Montauk. This summer, anyone in the Hamptons can pick up free shopping bags of books at the Lucille Khornak Gallery (while supplies last).

Media contacts:

Elisa Fershtadt, bedside reading, email: