HBE News

May 8, 2023

Parnassus Books Announces the Acquisition of Hooks Book Events

Tennesseans Bring Book Businesses Together to Provide Enriching Nonfiction Author Programs for Business Teams and Organizations Parnassus Books announced today that it has acquired Hooks Book Events, a provider of nonfiction book and author programs for businesses and organizational teams. Hooks Book Events will operate as a division of Parnassus. The acquisition unites friends Ann Patchett and Perry Pidgeon Hooks, both longtime members of the bookselling/publishing community. It was while she worked at Davis-Kidd booksellers in 1994 that Perry first […]
August 3, 2022

The Hybrid Workplace: Let’s Fix the Problems, Not the Symptoms

The Partnership for Public Services and Boston Consulting Group recently released the annual rankings for the 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Unfortunately, the results showed a dismal response to employee engagement across the board. Worse yet, employees were only 40.1% certain their leaders would “use the results of the 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to make their agencies a better place to work,” as Drew Friedman explains. Of course, lower engagement is expected, given the evolution […]
April 21, 2022

May 2022: Dispatches from Memphis*

Greetings from Memphis, TN! As some of you know, my husband Dennis and I moved back to my hometown in October, 2021. After an eventful fall and winter, I’m excited to share some of the exciting things HBE is doing here in the South, and to tell you about the connections being forged between friends in DC, Memphis and New York.   Leadership Memphis Soon after the moving trucks pulled away, I began a three-month Fast Track Leadership Memphis Class, […]
December 16, 2021

December 2021: Gratitude for 2021 | Ahead in 2022: Dan Pink!

Your support of Hooks Book Events in 2021 has enabled us to bring award-winning authors to local communities through Bridge Builder programs. A portion of our profits each year is devoted to producing these events and donating books to support educational programs. We are grateful to you and for our partnership with the Goodwill Excel Center. This year, we produced events and donated books from these stellar authors: Keli Hammond, Craved: The Secret Sauce to Building A Highly-Successful, Standout Brand […]