Bess Press Donates Books to Friends of the Library of Hawaii

by Alex on June 20, 2012
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L-R: State Librarian Richard Burns; “Buddy” Bess of Bess Press; Mae Rosen, FLH Staff; Byrde Cestare, FLH Executive Director. Photo courtesy of FLH

Benjamin Buddy Bess, the publisher of Bess Press, donated 11,000+ books to the Friends of

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Celebrate Elvis Week, Hawaii Style

by Alex on August 10, 2011
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Did you know that August 10 through August 16 is officially designated as Elvis Week?  Graceland (in Memphis, TN) will be hosting a week full of Elvis-related festivities for the diehard Elvis tourist.  Even if you can’t be in …

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Book End: Weekend of April 22, 2011

by Alex on April 22, 2011
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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 Hawaii.

Bess Press Celebrates Keiki Earth Day with Baby Awearness

Baby Awearness at Manoa Marketplace (2nd floor) is …

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Book review: Arts and Crafts of Micronesia

by Misty on February 12, 2011
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Arts and Crafts of Micronesia by Barbara Wavell was just one of the fall, non-fiction books to come out in 2010 from Bess Press. It’s a good introduction into the history and evolution of the art and material culture …

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Bess Press acquires Editions Limited

by Alex on February 8, 2011
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News Release via Bess Press

Local, family-run book publisher Bess Press recently announced their acquisition of fellow local publishing company, Editions Limited.

For many years, publisher Gaylord Wilcox, with Editions Limited, has become known for specializing in high-quality photography-rich …

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Robert Louis Stevenson has arrived…

by Alex on January 24, 2011
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On this day, 122 years ago, January 24, 1889, Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous author of such novels as Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, arrived in Hawaii with his family aboard his yacht the …

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Book Review – Stories of Rell Sunn: Queen of Mākaha

by Alex on November 26, 2010
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[gn_quote]”She’s one of the most extraordinary people to come out of Hawaiʻi.  She was one of the first female professional surfers and the first female lifeguard in Hawaiʻi, a real trailblazer and just an extraordinary human being like Eddie Aikau.  …
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Cookbook Countdown: Week 3

by Misty on November 24, 2010
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Welcome to week 3 of the HBB Cookbook Countdown to New Year’s. This installment is a bit early but I figured everyone would be too busy cooking, eating and parade watching tomorrow. I’ll keep this post a short one since …

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Photo Gallery: Book Events 11/20/10

by Alex on November 22, 2010
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One of our missions here at Hawaii Book Blog is to help promote local literacy events such as book fairs, library programs and book signings.  We enjoy going to these and want to ensure that as many people out there …

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Book Review – Waikiki Tiki: Art, History and Photographs

by Alex on November 6, 2010
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Only two-hundred years earlier, the Hawaiians who lived during the reign of Kamehameha the Great held their carved ki’i in highest regard for their cultural significance.  Now, Hawai’i’s tiki echo of this time long ago and celebrate the traditions of

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Teen Read Week: ‘Tropica’ & ‘Hamakua Hero’, new Hawaii graphic novels!

by Alex on October 22, 2010
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Happy Teen Read Week!  If you haven’t heard, Oct. 17-23 is Teen Read Week, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association which is a division of the American Library Association.  Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative aimed …

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