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HBMF2015: Writing da Tail

by Misty on May 6, 2015
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WRITING DA TAIL 2015

Mahalo to everyone who wrote a sentence and participated in our collaborative community story at the 2015 Hawaii Book and Music Festival. Our “sequel” wasn’t quite as long as the story last year, but it …

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HBMF2015: Ten Favorite Photos Through the Years

by Alex on April 28, 2015
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This weekend will mark the Tenth Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival. For ten years, the musicians, dancers, authors, booksellers, food vendors and volunteers have worked towards making this the biggest book event of the year. In celebration of …

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2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award Winners

by Alex on April 23, 2015
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Tonight the Hawai’i Book Publisher’s Association hosted the 2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. There were a lot of greats books in the field of nominees, but only these …

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2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award Nominees

by Misty on April 19, 2015
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It’s our favorite time of year again… the Hawaiʻi Book Publisher’s Association‘s Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards celebrating books published the previous year. Here are the nominees in each category:

EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

  • Honu and Hina: A Story of
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Celebrate 35 Years with Bamboo Ridge Press

by Alex on November 15, 2014
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Bamboo Ridge Press has been an institution in the local literary world for the past thirty-five years, spanning 104 issues sharing the work of over 900 different authors. Every year, the publisher releases two volumes: one anthology and a single-author …

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Watermark Publishing’s GIVABLE Gift Baskets

by Misty on November 13, 2014
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Kau Kau Cuisine gift set

Are you looking for that perfect present for the holidays? Watermark Publishing just might have what you are looking for.

Watermark is known locally for the production value they put into their books, and these …

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New books from Mutual and BeachHouse for Fall 2014

by Alex on November 11, 2014
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This Saturday is the Hawaii Book Publisher Association’s Holiday Book Fair, and in anticipation of this sale we wanted to highlight some of the new books coming out from Mutual Publishing and BeachHouse Publishing.

Known for their wide …

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2014 Hawaii Book Publishers Holiday SALE!

by Misty on October 30, 2014
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After the loss of BORDERS Bookstores and the recent closing of the Kahala Mall Barnes & Noble, there are fewer opportunities to properly peruse through the latest Hawai’i books. Even at the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival it’s hard to …

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A Booklist to Honor the Goddess Pele

by Misty on October 15, 2014
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The Puna region of Hawaiʻi is having a tough a year. Hurricane Iselle seemed to do her worst there, crippling businesses and residents for weeks without power and water. And just when things started to improve, the communities of Pahoa …

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The Hawaiian Survival Handbook (Book review)

by Misty on September 17, 2014
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Survival and preparedness guides have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, becoming a part of pop culture with the broadcast of reality shows like Doomsday Preppers and apocalyptic dramas like The Walking Dead.

The Hawaiian Survival

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Lihue Mill (Book Review)

by Alex on July 21, 2014
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Regardless of the long-term social and environmental impacts of the sugar industry in Hawaiʻi, there is no argument that sugar production played an important role in shaping the culture and communities of our island home. This is evident in the …

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