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

Support our local literary scene and our local libraries by attending these events.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Paradise Review

Paradise Review is an online literary magazine based in Honolulu, keen on joining the local literary community as well as the one perpetuating on the web. They want to foster the growth and recognition of emerging and established writers in Hawai’i. Paradise Review is currently accepting submissions for their debut issue, and are hoping to start developing awareness of their magazine.  So, check out the website and if you have a piece of work to submit, you might have a chance of making their inaugural issue.

Saturday, July 21

  • Friends of the Waialua Public Library Book Sale – Friends of the Waialua Public Library holds a book sale at the library every 3rd Saturday of the month! There is also a bake sale at the book sale. Join the Waialua Friends in supporting Waialua Public Library and find cheap books and ono treats!  Waialua Public Library (67-068 Kealohanui St.); 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  Call (808) 637-8286 for more info.
  • Mahalo Book Sale – The Friends of the Aina Haina Public Library will be holding a Mahalo Book Sale for 6 hours only!  The Friends want to say Mahalo to the community for their support, continued donations throughout, and mostly for their patience while their book sales were on hold during the deliberation of bill HB1054.  They will have the usual sales in front and back of the library, with the front having the individually priced books, Hawaiiana, and DVDs, and with the back Meeting Room having All Books and CDs for $1, and All Children’s Books for 50 cents. It should be a lot of fun! Please remember to stop by if you’re in the area! Free and Open to the Public.  Aina Haina Public Library (5246 Kalanianaole Highway); 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  For more information, check its website at or call 377-2456.
  • Barnes & Noble Storytime, Special Guest Reader David Kapaku – This week, they have a special guest! Local author David Kapaku will be at the book store and he will read from his beautiful book about love and family titled I Love You I Love You More. Please ask any available bookseller for more information.  Barnes & Noble Maui (325 Keawe #101, Lahaina); 10:00 A.M.  For more info, click here.
  • The ‘Ukulele: A History Book Launch – Jim Tranquada, director of communications at Occidental College in Los Angeles, will visit Honolulu to launch the book he co-wrote with the late John King, The ‘Ukulele: A History. He will give a short talk and gather family, friends, and ‘ukulele fans to celebrate the book’s publication. Refreshments and kanikapila (informal jam session) will follow his presentation. The public is invited to the free event and encouraged to bring their ‘ukulele to join in the fun.  A former newspaper reporter, Tranquada is a great-great grandson of ‘ukulele pioneer Augusto Dias. John King was widely acknowledged as one of the modern masters of the ‘ukulele. Tranquada’s visit is timed so he can enjoy the 42nd Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii on Sunday, July 22 at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki.  Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i in Ward Warehouse (‘ewa end, 1050 Ala Moana Boulevard); 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.  For more info, click here. You can also read our review of The ‘Ukulele: A History.

Sunday, July 22

  • Meet author Victoria Kapuni – Kapuni, author of The Kahuna and I, a true Hawaiian story, will be at on this free presentation for adults which will be conducted in the library’s Adult Reading Area.  How does a Philadelphia debutant, refined in manners of high society, overcome great personal storms, follow her spiritual path, and find the love of her life (the great, great, great grandson of King Kamehameha III) on Molokai? Find out as Kapuni reads selected passages from her recently-published novel and leads a discussion. Pearl City Public Library (1138 Waimano Home Road); 1:00 P.M.For more information, please call the Library at 453-6566.

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 time line above. More events can be found on our Hawaiʻi Book Blog Events Calendar. You can also keep up with events through us on Twitter by following @HawaiiBookBlog.

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