Giving Back

May 9, 2018

Hooks Book Events Bridge Builder: Simba Sana Shares his Memoir at the Goodwill Excel Center

April 26, 2017

Birds, Bees and Bridge Building

Happy spring from Hooks Book Events! Spring has sprung, bees are buzzing, birds are singing and HBE is working to build bridges in our community through our wonderful new series of Bridge Builder Events. March found us with the team from area nonprofit A WIDER CIRCLE hosting data scientist Cathy O’Neil discussing her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction. AWC supporters joined local business leaders to learn about the dark side of Big Data — the mysterious algorithms at the core of many […]
September 14, 2016

We’re a Benefit Corporation!

It’s official — Hooks Book Events is now a Benefit Corporation in the State of Maryland. As such, we are thrilled to join the growing ranks of companies that place doing good right up there with doing well. Speaking of growing, we are pleased to report that our Bulk Book Sales business is thriving! Here’s why: Excellent customer service and competitive pricing — Read testimonials from our customers here. Unique business model — we partner with three great independent retailers (Politics & Prose, Harvard Books, Parnassus […]
June 11, 2013

Indie Bookstores!

Hooks Book Events is a firm believer in the independent bookstore and from the start we’ve partnered with indie stores.  We currently work with Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington DC, The Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA and Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN all of which are integral and important parts of their communities – more so than we even imagined!  Do you know how much money stays in your community when you spend $100? At a locally owned […]
September 29, 2011

Book TV/Fall Give Back and More!

A Message from Partners In Health  On Monday, September 12 2011, we were thrilled to realize an effort we launched earlier this year to bring a topic of global impact to our local community in DC. Our Friends at Partners In Health asked us to share this message with you: Thank you to all who attended the HBE event with Paul. It’s heartening to know that so many people are invested in seeing Haiti build back better. Haiti After the […]
November 14, 2010

Fonkoze – Haiti’s Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor

Fonkoze is Haiti’s alternative bank for the organized poor. In fact, it is a family of three institutions working together shoulder-to-shoulder towards a single compelling mission: building the economic foundations for democracy in Haiti by providing the rural poor with the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. This mission is reflected in the name, Fonkoze, which is an acronym for the Haitian Creole phrase “Fondasyon Kole Zepòl” meaning “Shoulder-to-Shoulder Foundation. Read about the ANNIVERSARY EVENT – Haiti One […]
February 19, 2009

February 19 – Grameen Foundation CEO Alex Counts speaks to Cornell alumns

A large group of Cornell University alumni had the opportunity to hear Alex Counts speak today about his book, Small Loans, Big Dreams: How Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and Microfinance are Changing the World. Counts is the president and CEO of the Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit, Washington, D.C.–based organization that has grown from modest beginnings in 1997 to become a global network of forty-six microfinance partners in twenty-four countries. Under his leadership, the Grameen Foundation impacts an estimated eighteen […]
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