August 9, 2019

Goodwill Excel Center of DC: We Support You

One of the reasons we do what we do is to support organizations making a difference in our community. Through our Bulk Books for Good program, we spend a portion of our book sales’ profits purchasing books for those without them. One of the organizations we love to support is the Goodwill Excel Center of DC.   If you are unfamiliar with the Goodwill Excel Center of DC, they are a tuition free adult charter high school that awards industry recognized […]
July 10, 2019

June 2019 News: Authors We Met this Spring, New Titles for Fall, What We’re Reading

Summer Greetings from Hooks Book Events! We’re loving these long June days and feeling energized by a busy, productive first half of 2019. Many thanks to our clients and nonprofit partners for working with us to produce more than 60 events already this year! Recent Event Highlights Malachi Byrd & Kondwani Fidel Elizabeth Cobbs Jean Case Lynne Olson Jules Pieri Valerie Jarrett Frederick Wherry Gretchen Rubin Bridge Builder – Art Therapy Nick Morgan Programs with a Purpose: June 25 with […]
March 15, 2019

March 2019 News: New Spring Titles, Frederick Wherry with Credit Where It’s Due at the Aspen Institute

Time for Spring Training with HBE! Perry’s just back from a fun trip to Florida, including a cool book event at the Cade Museum with the amazing Judah Pollack — check it out on our Instagram! It’s a shame we can’t all head south to escape these gray March days but take heart – we can do our own spring training camp right here. We have a special truncated version of our Know Ahead List ready for you – lean […]
December 7, 2018

December 2018 News: Breaking Records… Books for DC Public Schools… Can American Capitalism Survive… What’s Ahead for 2019

The end of a calendar year is always a good time for reflection. We especially love to stop and consider the topics on our collective minds: what our clients want to hear about, what authors are writing about, and the magic that happens when those two come together to spark thinking and conversation. A Record Number of Events in 2018 – and Some Interesting Trends Hooks Book Events put together a record 100 events in 2018 — up from 86 […]
December 4, 2018

Books Build Bridges between DC Students and Authors

Hooks Books Events Owner Perry Pidgeon Hooks had a vision—what if we could bring award-winning authors into disenfranchised communities so all students could be engaged and inspired to become writers and passionate readers? With a heartfelt belief that books can help inspire, inform, and engage, Perry and the HBE team set out to build bridges between DC students and nationally acclaimed authors, hoping to narrow the cultural gap and create power and energy to transform communities. Hooks Book Events originally […]
October 8, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus

HBE is honored to be working with microcredit creator Muhammad Yunus, who earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, and his new book A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions. The October 18 event, hosted by The Greater Washington Board of Trade, will be our last event with our friend and partner BOT President and CEO Jim Dinegar, who is transitioning on October 31 after […]