It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time!  Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

Book Sales – Last Chance!

Doing some last minute holiday shopping, or just want something for yourself?  You may want to check out the following deals that our local publishers are running throughout the holidays:

Today is the LAST DAY to get 35% off your entire order at the University of Hawaii Press.  Take advantage of this offer now if you’re interested in UH Press’ vast collection.

Bess Press is now offering 40% off of their new and old titles on their website!  Although it only says 30% off on the website (using code 30off at checkout), I have confirmation that the 40% off code is BP40.

If you visit the Bamboo Ridge Press website, you’ll notice they are offering a great deal of any five of their books for $40.  This is a great chance to catch up on your Bamboo Ridge library; I checked out some of the calculations and you can save over 50% on the cover prices with this deal.  Great books at great prices!

I found this one page on the Mutual Publishing website that provides a special offer for four of Mutual’s finest cookbooks.  Two are already out of stock, but it looks like By Request 2 (read our review) and What Maui Likes To Eat are still both available at the reduced prices.  Check out this offer here: Special Offer on Books from Mutual Publishing.

If you know of any other special sales or offers going on with local books, let me know and I’ll add it on here and spread the word…

HBB on the web

Speaking of spreading the word…don’t forget to follow Hawaii Book Blog on Facebook and Twitter to hear the latest about book events, sales, giveaways and the latest news about local books, authors, and publishers!

We’ve also recently started a YouTube account and hope to not only bring you more videos from Hawaii book events but also compile playlists of videos from other sources related to Hawaii books and authors.

Also, if you’re on Goodreads, we do have an HBB group set up.  Although we haven’t been active lately, we’re trying to compile more information and anyone is invited to discuss local books and/or ask questions.

Connect with us!  We want to hear more from everybody about what they think and enjoy about Hawaii’s awesome literary scene!

Anime Art Contest

If you’re a talented teenager and/or know one—Liliha Public Library’s Anime & Manga Art Contest is still ongoing until December 30, 2010.  Winners can win a Manga-Comic Pro Sketching and Inking Set and have your artwork displayed at the library.  For more details check out our post: [Anime & Manga Art Contest!]

Bamboo Ridge 100th Issue Submissions

The deadline for submissions to be included in Bamboo Ridge Press’ 100th issue is Friday, December 31, 2010 at 11:45 PM.  They hope to feature 100 pieces of writing, so flex your literary muscles and submit!  Details at

Now on to the events…

Saturday, December 18

  • 10:00am – Keiki Book Signing event at Barnes & Noble Lahaina (Maui).  Meet Riki Inzano, the author and illustrator of this new children’s Christmas picture book, A Hawai’i Christmas Tail.  For more information call B&N at (808) 662-1300.  Source
  • 11:00am – Big Island!  Author Event at Basically Books in Hilo, HI.  Bring the keiki for a family–friendly event with Makela M. Bruno–Kidani! Makela will be signing her popular children’s book, Aia He Kaheka: There’s A Tide Pool.  This counting book for young children is a fun way to learn and identify some of the i’a (Hawaiian sea creatures) that live in our ocean.  More info
  • 12:00pm – Come to the Costco in Kona (Big Island) and meet Audrey Wilson, the author of new cookbook Aunty Audrey’s Big Island Eats from Mutual Publishing.  She will be signing copies of her book here.  For more info call Costco at (808) 331-4800.  Source
  • 02:00pm – The party doesn’t stop at Basically Books in Hilo!  There will be a special Author Event with Patsy Y. Iwasaki and illustrator Avery Berido in the store.  Meet and talk story with the team behind Hamakua Hero: A True Plantation Story! Written and illustrated in manga style, this graphic novel tells the true story of Katsu Goto, a Japanese man who journeyed to Hawaii during the late 1800’s seeking a better life as a plantation worker.  Read our review here: [Teen Read Week: ‘Tropica’ & ‘Hamakua Hero’, new Hawaii graphic novels].  More info
  • 02:00pm – Maui!  Author Event at Barnes & Noble Lahaina:   Peter Bennett and Ursula Keuper-Bennett will be available to sign copies of their book The Book of Honu: Enjoying and Learning About Hawaii’s Sea Turtles from 2 – 3pm.  More info
  • 02:00pm – Book Signing event at Borders in Maui Marketplace:  Riki Inzano, the author and illustrator of new Christmas picture book, A Hawai’i Christmas Tail, will be on hand to sign copies of her book.  For more info call Borders at 808-877-6160.  Source

Sunday, December 19

  • 11:00am – Author Event at the Maui Ocean Center store:  Come meet and talk with authors Peter Bennett and Ursula Keuper-Bennett as they discuss and sign copies of their book The Book of Honu: Enjoying and Learning About Hawaii’s Sea Turtles from 11am to 4pm.
  • 11:00am – From 11am to 1pm, at the Hualalai Resort (Big Island) you can meet Audrey Wilson, the author of Aunty Audrey’s Big Island Eats.  She will be signing copies of her latest cookbook.  Check ’em out if you like!  Source
  • 12:00pm – Come to Bishop Museum’s SHOP PACIFICA gift shop for a Bess Press Author Signing double whammy! Waikiki Tiki author Phillip Roberts and Petroglyphs From Hawaii Journal author and illustrator Lynn Cook will be on hand to sign copies of their books.  (Read our review of Waikiki Tiki).  Admission is FREE in celebration of Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s birthday.  More info
  • 12:00pm – Book Signing event at the Borders Express in Kaahumanu Mall (Maui):  Riki Inzano, the author and illustrator of new Christmas picture book, A Hawai’i Christmas Tail, will be on hand to sign copies of her book.  For more info call Borders at 808.871.6112.  Source
  • 12:00pm – Cookbook author event at Borders in Pearlridge (Aiea):  Meet Betty Shimabukuro as she signs copies of her newest cookbooks, By Request 2 (read our review) and Hawaii’s Holiday Cookbook (read our review).  For more info call Borders Pearlridge at (808) 487-1818.  Source
  • 02:00pm – Come to Barnes & Noble in Lahaina (Maui) and meet culinary wizard, Chef Tylun Pang as he signs copies of his latest cookbook What Maui Likes To Eat.  Get a great cookbook as a gift, or for yourself, and enjoy food samples from the book!  Source

Remember, all events listed above may be subject to change.  Please contact the venue beforehand if you plan on attending.  We encourage you to click on the links that are included with the events in the timeline above.  More events can be found on our Hawaii Book Blog Events Calendar.  You can also keep up with events through us on Twitter by following @HawaiiBookBlog.

If you have an event you would like us to help promote, please leave us a comment here or e-mail me at aalba@hawaiibookblog[dot]com.  Replace the [dot] with a ‘.’ when you compose the message.  Mahalo and have a great weekend!