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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  • Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert
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  • Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle‘a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance (Paperback) by Dr. Sam Low
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  • Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii
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  • Ancient Hawaii by Herb Kawainui Kane
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  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka'ū Hawaii by E. S. Craighill Handy and Mary Kawena Pukui
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  • Red Sky Over Hawaii: A Novel by Sara Ackerman
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Exciting New Releases!

  • Aloha Everything by Kaylin Melia George and Mae Waite
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  • Eruption by Crichton and Patterson
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  • Maktub by Paul Coelho
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  • Why We Read by Shannon Reed
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  • The Hobbit Graphic Novel
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  • Significant Others by Zoe Eisenberg
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  • Molten Death by Leslie Karst
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  • Hula, A Novel By Jasmin Iolani Hakes (Paper)
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  • The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman
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  • Bookshops and Bonedust
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Learn About Hawaiian Culture

  • Ano Lani Hawaiian Mystic Moon Chart 2023-24 Kahu Silva
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  • Olelo Noeau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 2 by Davida Malo, Charles Langlas, et al.
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  • Practical Folk Medicine Of Hawaii by Likeke R. McBride
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  • Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle‘a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance (Paperback) by Dr. Sam Low
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  • Stars Over Hawaii by E H Bryan, Dr. Richard Crowe
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  • A Mahalo Day By Dr. Carolan
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  • Place Names of Hawaii by Mary Kawena Pukui , Samuel H. Elbert , et al.
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 1: Ka ‘Ōlelo Kumu by Davida Malo and Jeffrey Lyon
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  • Na Pule Kahiko; Ancient Hawaiian Prayers by June Gutmanis
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Learn About Hawaiian History

  • Remembering History and Honoring Culture
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  • Princess Ruth Keelikolani
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  • Alternate Currents, Reiki's Circulation
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  • Niihau Place Names
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  • Na Hoonanea o ka Manawa -- Pleasurable Pastimes
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  • Feathered Gods and Fishhooks by Patrick Kirch
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  • Tsunami! Hawaii's Amazing History of Monster Waves by Walt Dudley
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  • Na Pule Kahiko; Ancient Hawaiian Prayers by June Gutmanis
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  • Across Species and Cultures Edited by Ryan Tucker Jones and Angela Wanhalla
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  • Sovereign Sugar (Paper)
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Learn Olelo Hawaii

  • Ano Lani Hawaiian Mystic Moon Chart 2023-24 Kahu Silva
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  • Instant Hawaiian by Jack Christensen, Kalani Meinecke, et al.
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  • Hawaiian Prayers for Life Events by Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva
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  • Nā Kai 'Ewalu Beginning Hawaiian Lessons, Textbook 1 by William H. Wilson
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  • Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 2 by Davida Malo, Charles Langlas, et al.
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  • Hānau Ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names (English and Hawaiian Edition) by Collette Leimomi Akana
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  • Ke Ao Nani, He Puke Hua'olelo 1000 by Alohalani Housman
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  • An Easy Guide to the Hawaiian Language by Jade Mapuana Riley
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  • New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert
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Hawaii Children's Books

  • Too Many Mangos by Tammy Paikai
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  • Ke Ao Nani, He Puke Hua'olelo 1000 by Alohalani Housman
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  • Goodnight Gecko by Gill McBarnet
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  • A Mahalo Day By Dr. Carolan
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  • Hina (Hawaiian Legends for Little Ones) Board Book by Gabrielle Ahulii
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  • The Musubi Man by Sandi Takayama
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  • Pele Finds A Home (Hawaiian Legends: for Little Ones) Board Book by Gabrielle Ahulii
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  • The Castle That Kai Built by Tammy Yee
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  • A Keiki's First Word Book by Puakea Nogelmeier
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  • Maui Hooks The Islands Board Book by Gabrielle Ahulii
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A lovely Hawaiian bookstore with contemporary books and a large children's section. They also have maps, gifts and cultural items. There was a nice selection of cookbooks and accessories like spices as well. Also, the restroom was clean. The owner and staff are friendly and welcoming.

Charlotte Dungan

Brick & mortar bookstores are few and far between in Hawaii so I was happy to find this little gem. The selection was excellent for such a small shop. I noticed that rather than have 20 copies each of a few editions, they have 1 or 2 copies from a large variety. Check out the classics section.

Christine Petersen

Best place for maps, all kinds of dust collectors and knick knacks, some useful, all beautiful. Postcards, jewelry, Petroglyph Press books(Hawaiian genre) etc. Good spot for high end souvenirs, but also something in every price range. Worth a visit if you're looking for something to do that's not a box store.

Sian Teske

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