Robin Strong, the Montauk Library’s tireless archivist, could not have picked a better time to compile the photographic history of Montauk just published. Why? Because word has it Montauk has been “discovered.”
“It’s as hard as it looks, you gotta read ’em dumb books,” Loudon Wainwright sings in “Bein' a Dad,” one of his inimitable explorations of family life, “and you end up despising Walt Disney.”

As soon as “The Contender,” Michael Shnayerson’s biography of Andrew Cuomo, was released, I hurried to my neighborhood bookstore to buy a copy.
The story of this transformation is told through numerous photos and captions in a new book in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, “Bridgehampton’s Summer Colony,” by Julie B. Greene, the curator and archivist at the Bridgehampton Museum.

One of the most recent publications from the Southold Historical Society is “A World Unto Itself: The Remarkable History of Plum Island, New York” by Ruth Ann Bramson, Geoffrey K. Fleming, and Amy Kasuga Folk.

“The Players” Jill Bialosky Knopf, $26
Lunch With Sheehy

“The Innovators” Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster, $35 The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.     — Muriel Rukeyser

“Deep Lane” Mark Doty W.W. Norton, $25.95 Mark Doty’s “Deep Lane” is a book about country, symbolized by gardens and animals, frequently Mr. Doty’s dog, Ned, who accompanies him on long walks, but also birds...

Return of the Poetry Affair National Poetry Month is upon us, and to mark it Rosalind Brenner, a Springs artist, has again organized a Poetry Affair at LTV Studios in Wainscott. This year’s brings 14 Long Island poets to read from their...

“Spooky Action at a Distance” Howard Levy CavanKerry Press, $16
Jennifer Senft, an editor and English and writing instructor, is offering two workshops in April — the Art of Fiction, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, and one on nature writing at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridge­...
“Radical Descent” — Digitally Linda Coleman’s memoir, “Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary,” published by the Pushcart Press of Springs in the fall, is now out as an e-book for Kindle...