“What better way to kick off the season than baseball and architecture?”
So asks a man who knows both, Paul Goldberger — of East Hampton, of Vanity Fair, but his best-known “of” has to do with his years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker. His new book is “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City,” and he’ll discuss it at BookHampton downtown here on Sunday at 5 p.m., specifically, as he put it in a release, “about how our ballparks are one of the most important kinds of public space we build in America, and what all of that means for cities, for baseball, and for all of us.”
And then on Friday, May 31, at the bookshop, also at 5 p.m., look for a mini celebration of the South Fork’s better-known picture book authors — Susan Verde of East Hampton and Emma Walton Hamilton of Sag Harbor — as they get together to show off their newer work, “I Am Human: A Book of Empathy” and “The Very Fairy Princess,” respectively.
They’ll be joined by a Southamptoner, Chris Babu, who is just out with “The Expedition,” which follows up his debut young-adult thriller, “The Initiation,” in which a group of teenagers negotiate a darkly envisioned future New America, a fortified and disease-ravaged city-state. Hang on tight. . . .