Review Policy

We are primarily nonacademic in review with formal literary critiques only as needed.  We  love books and sharing information about local authors and events and are always excited to hear about new releases or discovering old favorites.  Please note that unless otherwise noted in the post itself, all of the books we review have either been purchased by us or borrowed from friends, acquaintances or a library.

However, we would be more than happy to read and review just about anything relevant to Hawaii (and the greater Pacific) and its authors!  It can be keiki books, e-books, early release or advance reader copies. Please see the following guidelines for additional information:

  • Solicited book reviews will only be done when a sample is provided.  Send us an email to the address below for shipping info.
  • Samples (ARCs/Reviewer Copies) will not be returned and may be used in blog/twitter reader give-aways.  Signed books are always warmly welcomed and appreciated.
  • Books for review will be read as we get to them, HBB has a lot of projects and books to share with everyone!  It’s hard to get to them all at once.  We’ll try our best to review it ASAP, but your patience is greatly appreciated.
  • Negative reviews may or may not be posted.  HBB is a resource for readers who love Hawaiiana; we support thoughtful works of writing on the culture, history and lifestyles of the islands.  We will strive our best to provide honest discussion on the content and value of the books we review.

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