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
May 22, 2009

Join Us on June 5 for a delicious event at Sweetgreen in Dupont Circle

Mark your calendar for June 5 at 5:30 when Bon Appetit magazine’s editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild, who will be signing her new book, Fast Easy Fresh at the fabulously delicious green bistro Sweetgreen (1512 Connecticut Ave., NW). About Sweetgreen: The author is excited to be working with Sweetgreen co-owners Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman, who opened the original restaurant in historic Georgetown in August 2007 after graduating from Georgetown University the previous May. Last April, the 23-year-old restaurateurs unveiled […]
May 3, 2009

May 3, 2009 -Congratulations to HBE Friend, Robin Chase

Kudos to HBE friend, Robin Chase who was recently listed with 99 other amazing folks in the TIME 100 list! Robin and our own Loretta were at Wellesley together and you may remember that Robin founded ZipCar! She has been seen recently dashing around DC (on the metro of course) talking to folks about her innovative ideas to solve some of our energy and transportation issues. We hope to get her as a guest speaker.. so keep watching the site […]
April 30, 2009

April 30th – Bill Gates Sr.,

Prominent lawyer, civil activist, and philanthropist William Gates Sr. spoke this afternoon at a Greater Washington Board of Trade event. The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talked about his new book, “Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the gifts of a lifetime.” Co-written by Mary Ann Mackin, who provides speechwriting services to CEOs of foundations and corporations, the 185-page book is a heartfelt, deeply personal and shines a bright light on the values and principles that Gates […]
April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009 – Washington Business Journal mention

In an article in today’s Washington Business Journal entitled, “Some Pre-Mother’s Day Wisdom,” reporter Jennifer Nycz-Conner wrote, “If you ever have a chance to hear Cokie Roberts speak, take it.” We couldn’t agree more! That’s why we are booked her at the Greater Washington Board of Trade (she’s pictured here with Board of Trade president Jim Dinegar) and are getting her into as many venues as possible. We’re so glad Jennifer liked her presentation, and wrote such a fab piece […]
April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009 – What’s new this week

Hooks Book Events has another great week ahead with some very interesting events lined up. Bill Gates Sr. will be in town this week for two private events with us! He will be discussing his new book, Showing Up For Life-Thoughts on The Gifts of a Lifetime. We are thrilled that our pal, Bill Brands is flying up for Texas for a special event at the Woodrow Wilson House in DC where we will have a house tour and a […]