Ed Justus – Talk Story

Ryan Collins / The Garden Island

Newlyweds Yuriko Justus and Ed Justus stand together in their jointly run bookstore Friday afternoon in Hanapepe.

Ed Justus stood on the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge looking out over the water in October of 2004 with a choice hanging over his head. He was faced with either paying rent for the month on the new bookstore he had just been given the opportunity to start, or to pay rent for his apartment.