Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.  It’s been a crazy month for Misty and I, but now that a lot of the big events we’ve  to are out of the way, we can finally say we will concentrate on finishing up a few things and pumping out more book reviews and other fun posts.

We’ve been getting a fair amount of books sent to us to review, and we are working on consuming each and every one and doing a write-up for each.  So hopefully, for those generous authors/publishers who’ve sent us things, we *are* working on getting through them and posting something.  And for our readers, you can expect a nice number of reviews in the coming weeks from a wide assortment of books spanning various genres.  All in all, we’re excited about the next couple of weeks and hope to continue bringing more of Hawaii’s books, authors, publishers and literary events!

Friday, March 26

  • 05:30pm – A free seminar at HomeWorld in Honolulu with Clear Englebert, author of Feng Shui For Hawai’i.  This FREE seminar offers practical solutions for all aspects of your home including decorating and handling clutter.  Call or email to reserve your seat as seating is limited.  RSVP 543-5300.  More info

Saturday, March 27

  • 09:00am – The Friends of Kaimuki Library will host a Book Sale at Kaimuki Public Library from 9am – 2pm.  Big selection of items for $1.  Contact the library for more info.
  • 10:00am – It’s Storytime at Barnes & Noble Lahaina (Maui).  Special Saturday Storytime Fun that is sure to create smiles and laughter.  More info
  • 11:00am – It’s Storytime at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.  They’ll be reading I Am Going (Elephant and Piggie Series). More events
  • 11:00am – “Discover the Advantages of Medicare Advantage Plans” at Kapolei Public Library.  Insurance agent Wendy Carvalho will conduct the seminar and present information about Medicare, the Medicare Advantage Plan and Prescription Drug Plan.  More info
  • 12:00pm – Author Signing at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.  John Tanaka will be present signing copies of his book Aloha ‘Oe, The Song. More info
  • 01:00pm – Meet the Author event at Kona Stories Book Shop.  Kellyna Campbell will be present and you can learn about the the 9 Inner JewelsMore info
  • 01:00pm – Author Event at Barnes & Noble, Lahaina (Maui).  Featuring the book Quickly: The Magic Spatula.  2009 Moonbeam Spirit Gold Medal Award winner for the best children’s book that shows dedication to children’s literacy and inspired writing, illustrating and publishing.  More info
  • 01:00pm – Book Signing event at Borders Waikele.  Author Pearl Giordiano will sign copies of her book The Squirrel Family’s Christmas Surprise.

Sunday, March 28

  • 12:30pm – Author event at the Maui Ocean Center, Ma’alaea.  Book signing and apperance with Jamie David, author of Johann Sebastian Humpbach. More info
  • 01:00pm – Meet the Author Book Signing at the Maui Ocean Center, Ma’alaea.  Meet authors Judi Riley, Maile Getzen and Cooper Riley.  More info
  • 02:00pm – Author Signing at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.  John Tanaka will be present signing copies of his book Aloha ‘Oe, The Song. More info
  • 03:00pm – Visit Revolution Books at 2626 South King Street for a Book Launch and Reading.  Author Robert Perkinson presents his book Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire. More info

Remember, all events listed above may be subject to change.  Please contact the venue beforehand if you plan on attending.  More events can be found on our Hawaii Book Blog Calendar.

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!