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.

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
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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

  • Kwame Onwuachi Book

    Kwame Onwuachi

    By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened — and closed — one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars that he made from selling candy on the subway, yet he’d been told he would never make it on television because his cooking wasn’t Southern” enough. His new book, Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir, about the intersection of race, fame, and food, is the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.

  • 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. 

  • Caroline Fredrickson Book

    Caroline Fredrickson

    In The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections, the former special assistant for legislative affairs to President Clinton and president of the American Constitution Society shows how the left can undo the right’s damage and take the country back. Fredrickson, who has had a front-row seat on the political drama in DC for decades while working to shape progressive policies, argues that it’s time for progressives to focus on winning. 

  • Matt Wallaert Book

    Matt Wallaert @ Seattle Chamber of Commerce

    Deciding what to create at modern companies often looks like an episode of Mad Men: people throw ideas around until one sounds sexy enough to execute and then they scale it to everyone. The result? Companies overspend on marketing to drive engagement with products and services that people don’t want and won’t help them be happier and healthier. In Start at the End: How to Build Products that Create Change, Nudge meets Hooked in a practical approach to designing products and services that change behavior, from what we buy to how we work. Author Matt Wallaert is a behavioral psychologist who has led product design at organizations ranging from startups like Clover Health to industry leaders such as Microsoft. Whether dissecting the success behind Uber’s ridesharing service or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, he underscores with clarity and humor how this approach can improve the way we work and live. Public ticketed event. Click the link to reserve: https://​www​.seat​tlecham​ber​.com/​h​o​m​e​/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​e​v​e​n​t​s​-​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​2​0​1​9​/​0​6​/​2​8​/​d​e​f​a​u​l​t​-​c​a​l​e​n​d​a​r​/​b​o​o​k​e​d​-​w​i​t​h​-​m​a​t​t​-​w​a​l​laert