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? 

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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    Molly Ball, virtual author talk

    Award winning political journalist Molly Ball delivers an intimate, fresh perspective on one of the most powerful women in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led the opposition with strategic mastery and inimitable élan. It’s a remarkable comeback for the veteran politician who for years was demonized by the right and taken for granted by many in her own party — even though, as speaker under President Barack Obama, she deserves much of the credit for epochal liberal accomplishments from universal health care to gays in the military. How did a 79-year-old Italian grandmother in four-inch heels become the greatest legislator since LBJ? Ball’s nuanced, page-turning portrait takes readers inside the life and times of this historic and underappreciated figure. Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment.

  • Daniel Immerwahr Book Image

    Daniel Immerwahr, virtual author talk

    How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States, revealing forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. It leads us to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Northwestern Professor Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would eventually shoot up the U.S. Congress.




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    Stuart Ritchie, virtual author talk

    Science is how we understand the world. Yet critical flaws in peer review, statistical methods, and publication procedures have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless — or worse, badly misleading. Drawing on surprising new data from meta-science” (the science of how science works), Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth documents the errors that have distorted our knowledge on issues as varied as cancer biology, nutrition, genetics, immigration, education, and extraterrestrial life. Ritchie is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.