By Hilma Wolitzer
Bill Henderson Joshua Simpson
Five author events at five locations courtesy of the Baker House 1650
East Hampton’s venerable Baker House 1650 has planned a weekend escape for readers with book signings and cocktail receptions from here to Southampton. Luxi Liu

By Richard Barons
Dean and Mary Failey
Wood engraving in “The Early History of Southampton, L.I., New York” by George Rogers Howell, 1887. Preservation Long Island
A silver porringer with keyhole handle made by John Pelletreau (1755-1822). Engraved with “JLG/1802” for John Lyon Gardiner (1770-1816). Courtesy of Suffolk County Parks, Division of Historic Services, Photo by Glenn Castellano
By Ana Daniel
Chandler B. Saint Dorothea DiCecco
A late-18th-century illustration of African slavers with captives
A map detail of eastern Long Island showing Southampton’s Ram Island, where Venture Smith said he “fished with set-nets and pots for eels and lobsters.” Documenting Venture Smith Project
Loretta Orion puts in appearance at the East Hampton Library with her new book
Loretta Orion

By Lou Ann Walker
Helen Schulman Denise Bosco
King Bean is hard to beat
A.J. Jacobs Lem Lattimer
Some of the transportation and coffee-growing folks A.J. Jacobs thanks for their efforts in getting him his morning cup of joe.Claire Merchlinsky Illustration

A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2010 for his debut novel, “Tinkers”
Paul Harding, left, the latest hire in Stony Brook Southampton’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature, with Robert Reeves, the campus’s associate provost Judy D’Mello

Give your lady a “hall pass.”
Wednesday Martin Don Flood

Powerful, often poignant proof that the system fails outrageously
Nick McDonell Roopa Gogineni