Powerful Stories, Powerfully Told

At Book Events West, we believe in the power of stories and new ideas to inspire, entertain and yes, even change lives.

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Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton / Photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures

Host Today’s Top Thinkers

Innovative author talks at your company

We offer cost-effective, full-service event planning with authors touring new books. By working directly with publishers, we tailor-fit a speaker to meet your audience interests. Did we mention we’ve created hundreds of events for thought-leading companies across the country?

Learn more about how to create memorable and innovative author talks at your company.

At CBS we aim to excite, stimulate and inspire by learning from the best and brightest anywhere. Our partnership with Book Events West has truly enabled that anywhere.” Our employees get to meet and talk with world-class thought leaders and the result, besides Wow, that was cool!” is excitement and energy that makes it a better place to work for everyone.

– Per Wingerup, CBS
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams / Photo by Robin Marie Photography

Inspire Your Employees and Clients

Fresh ideas to educate and entertain

We bring the thought leaders to you. Are you setting up a speaker series to support changes in your corporate culture? Need new ways to talk about tough topics? Creating a lunch and learn event to bring new ideas into your workplace? If you can dream it, we can do it.​Let’s talk more about how we can help inspire your employees.

Upcoming Events

  • Laird Hamilton Book

    Laird Hamilton

    In Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean, big-wave surfer, fitness icon, and entrepreneur Laird Hamilton reveals the secrets behind his success and breaks down the principles that have motivated his extraordinary life. Liferider is a prescriptive narrative that condenses Hamilton’s unique worldview into its three distinct elements: heart, body, and soul.

  • Howard Schultz Book

    Howard Schultz

    In From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, writes a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today — as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. 

  • Farah Pandith Book

    Farah Pandith

    In How We Win: How Cutting Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, one of the world’s most respected experts on countering violent extremism and the first-ever United States special representative to Muslim Communities, reveals how we can stop the rapid spread of extremist ideology.

  • Valerie Jarrett Book

    Valerie Jarrett

    In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the ultimate Obama insider” (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history.