July 12, 2009

July 7-HBE Helps Launch FREE with Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson (Wired‘s Editor-in-Chief) was in town last week to launch his new book FREE:The Future of a Radical Price. HBE was there selling the not so free version of the book at Google DC and at the Motley Fool HQ in Alexandria. As you might have heard or read, the book has stirred some controversy around the use of Wikipedia material and more importantly around the overall premise of the book as seen in Malcolm Gladwell’s review in the […]
June 9, 2009

Hooks Book Events at sweetgreen with Bon Appetit’s Barbara Fairchild

Wish you’d all been able to join us at sweetgreen on June 5th for the book signing party with Bon Appetit editor and cookbook author Barbara Fairchild. Sweetgreen’s owners and creators Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru showed their entrepreneurial flair and social networking skills as 80 guests piled in to their restaurant for the two hour event! (Check out some great pics from the evening: Barbara (pictured here with my daughter, aspiring chef Kailin Otsuki) was besieged […]
June 1, 2009

June 20th-Outcast United’s Warren St. John in DC!

Check out HBE’s long lost cousin, Warren St. John’s new book OUTCASTS UNITED and meet him in person June 20th in DC at the 9:30 Club! Bring the whole family to hear music by Chopteeth, see soccer jugglers, meet DC United soccer players, buy books and have a great time. Plus how cool is this.. Ziggy Marley has chosen OUTCASTS UNITED for his summer reading. More info coming on our site. SAVE THE DATE!
May 31, 2009

June 2-Dan Pink Interviews Alan Webber

Friends! Don’t forget to join us for breakfast (8AM-10AM) at the Ritz in Tysons Corner, VA to hear Dan Pink interviewing Alan Webber of Fast Company magazine about Alan’s new book, Rules of Thumb! Tickets include a book and a delicious breakfast. For more information, visit
May 22, 2009

Join Us on June 5 for a delicious event at Sweetgreen in Dupont Circle

Mark your calendar for June 5 at 5:30 when Bon Appetit magazine’s editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild, who will be signing her new book, Fast Easy Fresh at the fabulously delicious green bistro Sweetgreen (1512 Connecticut Ave., NW). About Sweetgreen: The author is excited to be working with Sweetgreen co-owners Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman, who opened the original restaurant in historic Georgetown in August 2007 after graduating from Georgetown University the previous May. Last April, the 23-year-old restaurateurs unveiled […]
May 3, 2009

May 3, 2009 -Congratulations to HBE Friend, Robin Chase

Kudos to HBE friend, Robin Chase who was recently listed with 99 other amazing folks in the TIME 100 list! Robin and our own Loretta were at Wellesley together and you may remember that Robin founded ZipCar! She has been seen recently dashing around DC (on the metro of course) talking to folks about her innovative ideas to solve some of our energy and transportation issues. We hope to get her as a guest speaker.. so keep watching the site […]
April 30, 2009

April 30th – Bill Gates Sr.,

Prominent lawyer, civil activist, and philanthropist William Gates Sr. spoke this afternoon at a Greater Washington Board of Trade event. The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talked about his new book, “Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the gifts of a lifetime.” Co-written by Mary Ann Mackin, who provides speechwriting services to CEOs of foundations and corporations, the 185-page book is a heartfelt, deeply personal and shines a bright light on the values and principles that Gates […]