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

  • Minda Harts Book

    Minda Harts @ The Riveter, Capitol Hill

    Women of color face unique challenges to success in the workplace: managing constant microaggressions, navigating outright racism, leveraging career allies in positions of power… the list goes on. All of these challenges and more are addressed in Minda Harts’ new book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. Hailed as a must-read for all women of color in business (and for all people who want to do better)” by NAACP Image Award Nominee Natashia Deón, The Memo is part tool kit, part pep talk, and all real talk to support women of color professionals today.

    Join us for at The Riveter, Capitol Hill, Seattle, for a panel discussion with Minda Harts, alongside powerhouse women of color professionals in Seattle, to dive into the themes and success tactics from The Memo. Limited, reserved tickets available; click in the link: https://​events​.theriv​et​er​.co/e…

  • George Takei Book

    George Takei

    George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s — and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. They Called Us Enemy is a graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. 

  • Jim Mattis Book

    James Mattis

    Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead is a clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis — the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time — and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.


  • Malcolm Gladwell Book

    Malcolm Gladwell

    In Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers — and why they often go wrong.