“The Hamptons are our first love,” said Jane Ubell-Meyer, Founder, Bedside Reading. “And we decided to bring our love of reading and some of our favorite authors here a little earlier this year. Reading is a great escape, and we are thrilled that we can share our book candy options for every kind of booklover to engage with their favorite author or book this Valentine’s Day!”

Bedside Reading®, the luxury hotel amenity that places a wide variety of complimentary books by the bedsides each summer in luxury hotels and boutique properties in The Hamptons, is sharing the love by returning early this year with a variety of Valentine’s Day book candy to be savored by guests of partner hotels. Sugar-covered romances, chewy thrillers and minty wellness books are just some of the offerings to be found February 12-14. In addition, it is celebrating National Heart Month by providing these sweets that feed the mind and heart, while keeping you mentally and physically healthy.

The Maidstone hotel and The Living Room restaurant in East Hampton.

Valentine’s Day Weekend books include:

Never Say Goodbye by Kim Sakwa (Romance); LiveTrue by Ora Nadrich (Mental Wellness); A Bend in the River by Libby Fischer Herrmann (Fiction); Stand Out or Sit Down by Tenaz Purdy (YA Self Help); Anna Incognito by Laura Preble (Woman’s Fiction); Faye Faraway by Helen Fisher (Woman’s Fiction/Romance); The Perfect Blend by Kathryn Starke (Contemporary Romance) and the Echoes Trilogy Collection – Echoes (Echoes Trilogy #1); Reverberation (Echoes Trilogy #2)  (Echoes Trilogy #2) and Dead Quiet (Echoes Trilogy #3) by A.M. Caplan. 

Books are complimentary and can be found at the following Hamptons hotels and inns — In East Hampton: The Baker House 1650, Mill House Inn, and The Maidstone Hotel. In Southampton: Southampton Inn and White Fences Inn Water Mill. In East End, Hyatt Place Long Island/East End and The Preston House & Hotel.  Additional weekends are planned including Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, throughout the summer and into the Hamptons Film Festival weekend. This weekend Hampton Coffee Company is also providing coupons in the bags for a free cup of coffee so readers can curl up and enjoy their book with a hot cup of their special Valentine’s Day coffee selections.

In addition to Valentine’s Day, February is American Heart Month. Reducing stress is one way to have a healthy heart, and according to researchers at the University of Sussex, “…reading is the best way to re-energize….Their work provides scientific evidence of how effective just six minutes of reading can be to reduce stress levels by more than two thirds.” Author Kathryn Starke whose book “The Perfect Blend” is in the Bedside Reading program this weekend will donate the profits from the sale of her book to the American Heart Association. For more information contact: Jane Ubell-Meyer, Bedside Reading; Email: