Book Markers

Goldberger on Gehry

If you can name an architecture critic more eminent than Paul Goldberger, mail your entry to this paper’s venerable Main Street office and you could receive a Star baseball cap, depending on our whim.

In the meantime, Mr. Goldberger — once of The Times, an even longer “once” of The New Yorker, now of Vanity Fair, and all the while a part-time resident of this place — will swing by BookHampton’s shop in East Hampton to talk about his new one, “Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry,” on Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. That work famously involves the titanium-sheathed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the stainless steel-clad Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, among other revolutionary structures.

And a note about coffee, which, let’s face it, goes with books like People magazine goes with the john: BookHampton’s been serving the stuff while the Starbucks next door undergoes renovations.

Top Cop Talks “Vigilance”

You weekending city folk: Concerned about a perceived backsliding on law and order under Mayor Bill de Blasio? Ray Kelly — hard-nosed, pugnacious down to his street-urchin-meets-elf-you-wouldn’t-want-to-mess-with facial features — offers a trip down a Bloomberg-era memory lane in his brand-new book, “Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City.” It details his experiences as the city’s police commissioner from 2002 to 2013, fighting crime and thwarting terrorism in a post-9/11 world.

Stop and frisk? The long-delayed rebuilding of the World Trade Center? It’s all in there, and he’ll talk about it at Harbor Books in Sag Harbor on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.