Curated Selection Now Available Online

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Exciting New Releases!

  • The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman
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  • Bookshops and Bonedust
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  • The Joy Of Exploring Gardens -- Lonely Planet
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  • DK Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything
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  • Eventide Water City by Chris McKinney
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  • Hawaii’s Reef Fish: Food, Science and Tradition by Cassandra Pardee and Craig Omori
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  • Queen Emma -- Emma Kaleleonālani by Alfons L. Korn and Barbara Bennett Peterson
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  • Wake Up, Mermaids! written and illustrated by Tammy Yee
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  • Hawai‘i Washoku Plant-Based Japanese Cuisine by Lillian Cumic
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  • Once Upon Hawai‘i by Patricia McLean
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Learn About Hawaiian Culture

Learn About Hawaiian History

  • Burn Back Better, Lahaina
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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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  • Sovereign Sugar (Paper)
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  • Ke Kumu Aupuni: The Foundation of Hawaiian Nationhood (Hardcover) by Samuel Kamakau, translated by Puakea Nogelmeier
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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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  • 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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  • Ke Ao Nani, He Puke Hua'olelo 1000 by Alohalani Housman
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  • Hānau Ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names (English and Hawaiian Edition) by Collette Leimomi Akana
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  • An Easy Guide to the Hawaiian Language by Jade Mapuana Riley
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  • Place Names of Hawaii by Mary Kawena Pukui , Samuel H. Elbert , et al.
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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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  • Kona and His Hard Shell by Crissy Miyake
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  • Goodnight Gecko by Gill McBarnet
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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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  • Hina (Hawaiian Legends for Little Ones) Board Book by Gabrielle Ahulii
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  • A Keiki's First Word Book by Puakea Nogelmeier
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  • Limu: The Blue Turtle by Kimo Armitage
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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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