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? 

We are now offering virtual events! 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

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    Rana el Kaliouby, virtual author talk

    Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology is a captivating memoir written by an Egyptian-American visionary and scientist that provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling — to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another.

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    Jeffrey Rosen, virtual author talk

    Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law is an intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations with a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center.

  • Robert Putnam book

    Robert Putnam, virtual author talk

    The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again is an eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic I” society to a more communitarian We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation.

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    Alyssa Westring, virtual author talk

    Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent With Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life, is a guide for working parents to lead more purposeful lives, characterized by harmony, connection, and impact. Alyssa Westring is an Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University, a Director of Research at Total Leadership and an award-winning educator, with expertise on work/life integration and women’s careers.