August 16, 2009

August, 2009 HBE Heads South for Four Days in ‘BAMA!

Just back from a trip to Alabama .. Livingston, Eutaw, Demopolis, Birmingham and Bessemer to be specific! Have been down South researching a distant relative Miss Ruby Pickens Tartt, nationally renowned painter, writer and folklorist who collaborated with the WPA Federal Writers’ Project and John Lomax during the Depression. Miss Ruby was a real wonder and has occupied a corner in my mind for some time now; so I thought I better head South to check it out. You can […]
July 28, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Perry Hooks featured on this week’s episode of Federal News Radio

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO, July 23, 2009 — Terry Rosen, AFGE labor relations specialist; Perry Hooks, president of Hooks Book Events; and Jeff Goldman, executive director of government programs for Kaiser Permanente attended the recent Excellence in Government Conference, produced by the Government Executive Media Group. On this week’s Federal News Radio broadcast, Rosen discussed flexible working conditions and attracting younger workers to the federal government. Hooks detailed her mission to bring new ideas into the federal government in order to […]
July 17, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Motley features Hooks Book Events author Chris Anderson

MOTLEY FOOL.COM, July 17, 2009 — In an article entitled “A New Business Model for the Digital Age,” posted today on the “Motley Fool Stock Advisor, reporter Jennifer Schonberger writes: “Since 2002, David and Tom Gardner have returned 32.89% while the S&P 500 returned -8.78%. There is no question that traditional media is in disarray right now. Major news outlets from CBS (NYSE: CBS) to Gannett (NYSE: GCI) to The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) are being forced to transition […]
July 12, 2009

July 7-HBE Helps Launch FREE with Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson (Wired‘s Editor-in-Chief) was in town last week to launch his new book FREE:The Future of a Radical Price. HBE was there selling the not so free version of the book at Google DC and at the Motley Fool HQ in Alexandria. As you might have heard or read, the book has stirred some controversy around the use of Wikipedia material and more importantly around the overall premise of the book as seen in Malcolm Gladwell’s review in the […]
June 9, 2009

Hooks Book Events at sweetgreen with Bon Appetit’s Barbara Fairchild

Wish you’d all been able to join us at sweetgreen on June 5th for the book signing party with Bon Appetit editor and cookbook author Barbara Fairchild. Sweetgreen’s owners and creators Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru showed their entrepreneurial flair and social networking skills as 80 guests piled in to their restaurant for the two hour event! (Check out some great pics from the evening: Barbara (pictured here with my daughter, aspiring chef Kailin Otsuki) was besieged […]
June 1, 2009

June 20th-Outcast United’s Warren St. John in DC!

Check out HBE’s long lost cousin, Warren St. John’s new book OUTCASTS UNITED and meet him in person June 20th in DC at the 9:30 Club! Bring the whole family to hear music by Chopteeth, see soccer jugglers, meet DC United soccer players, buy books and have a great time. Plus how cool is this.. Ziggy Marley has chosen OUTCASTS UNITED for his summer reading. More info coming on our site. SAVE THE DATE!
May 31, 2009

June 2-Dan Pink Interviews Alan Webber

Friends! Don’t forget to join us for breakfast (8AM-10AM) at the Ritz in Tysons Corner, VA to hear Dan Pink interviewing Alan Webber of Fast Company magazine about Alan’s new book, Rules of Thumb! Tickets include a book and a delicious breakfast. For more information, visit