Las Vegas

The big news for Hawaii Book Blog is that we will be on vacation for the next week!  We will be going to Las Vegas tonight for a much needed break from the daily grind.  Two red eyes going and coming on Hawaiian Airlines will buffer an exciting trip where we’ll get to see the Beatles-inspired Love and the Hoover Dam amongst the usual Vegas fare.  Depending on our schedule, we may also stop at a rare book store and one of the local public libraries just to check out the book scene in Vegas.  We might even Twitter or Twitpic something about it.  What book nerds we are!  A couple of posts that are finished will be scheduled to come out during our absence so there won’t be a complete lack of content while we’re gone. 

For those of you staying here in Hawaii, here’s a couple of interesting literary events going on:

Saturday 9/26:

  • 09:00am – Parker School Book Sale at the Parker School front porch from 9am – 1pm.  Source
  • 10:00am – Borders in Pearlridge will have Keiki Storytime.  Source 
  • 11:00am – Pancakes for Supper! Storytime and Craft for the keiki at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.  Source
  • 01:00pm – Talk Story with John Tanaka, author of Aloha ‘Oe, The Song at Pier 10, at the Kona Stories Book Shop from 1-2pm.  Source

Sunday 9/27:

  • 12:00pm – Joint Book Signing with Clear Englebert, Craig Elevitch and Baron Birtcher Source
  • 02:00pm – At Borders in Ward Center, special autograph session for Father Damien: A Bit of Taro, A Piece of Fish & A Glass of Water with co-authors Anwei & Henry Law.  Source
  • 03:00pm – The Real McCoy: An Afternoon with MacKinnon Simpson.  He will be discussing his most popular titles at Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse from 3-5pm.  Source

Also, while we are gone, don’t forget to support First Book and First Book-Oahu by voting in the “What Book Got You Hooked?” campaign to give 50,000 books to children in need.  Hawaii is still #1, and the voting scene has gone viral a long time ago—but a little reminder here and there can’t hurt, especially if you are just hearing about it now.  You can vote here through September 30: