‘Paradise of the Pacific’ is history through residents’ eyes
Hawaiian history is one of those subjects that can be daunting to know where to even start reading. There are so many choices, covering so many spans of time, as well as an enormity of well-written (and poorly-written) books out there.
Finding, and staying, in paradise
There are countless times visiting customers in the bookstore have said they wish they could just stay in the island instead of going back to the sometimes frantic life of the mainland.
Pukui’s classic Hawaiian proverbs book back in hardcover form
After having been out of print for quite a number of years and always in high demand because of the quality of its content, “Olelo No‘eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings” by the renowned Mary Kawena Pukui has been reprinted once again!
Lessons on weight loss await in cookbook
Anyone made a new year’s resolution to drop a few pounds and finding it not going as well as intended?
This one’s for the birds – and you, too
Here’s a New Year’s Resolution: Learn something unexpectedly new!
Read it and weep no more
Having a retail bookstore, being on the frontlines of book selling, we do come across a number of self-published books of questionable production. We are, of course, happy to see these individuals expressing their creativity and making it available to the public.
Brunstetter weaves another tale worth discovering
Sometimes life presents us with choices, challenging ones, both which can seem the right thing to do, and yet it can be hard to decide which path to follow.
Hungry for a good read? Taste this one
Do you love pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled ginger, daikon and Japanese plums?
Being ‘Bad’ can be OK when it comes to money
A while back, we reviewed the book “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero.
Far out! Take a psychedelic journey
Michael Pollan, author of the enormously popular “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “In Defense of Food,” has taken a surprise turn from what we readers have known of his usual topics and ventured into a very controversial subject matter: psychedelics, and their use in modern medicine and psychotherapy.
Some get their spiritual guidance from tarot cards
Aloha readers! There are so many ways that people look for spiritual guidance. Some people get their guidance through meditation, some through listening quietly after praying, some look in their religion’s sacred text, and some find other means. Here’s another: ever heard of tarot cards?
Surf’s up with Bethany’s new book
Aloha readers, surf enthusiasts, Bethany Hamilton fans, and anybody who loves books of inspiration!
Some healthy foods can cause weight gain
Aloha book lovers, and anyone interested in better health and aging defiance or even diet books for health! Last week we did a book on plants, but this book is a far cry from gardening!
Tips for awonderful, abundant garden
We have often said that anyone in Hawai’i who has the tiniest bit of earth or even a place to have a place to put pots of earth has a garden!
Journalist takes readers on trip to remember
Enjoying your summer? Planning to take a trip? We have always found memoirs inspiring to read that are about other peoples’ trips to what most of us would consider exotic destinations!
A purrr-fect summertime read
For all you cat lovers and cat enthusiasts, or cat people you know, this one’s for you!
Author offers insight to Hawaii’s history
It is exciting to present this Georgia O’Keeffes book to you, as her works of art have been an integral part of Hawaiian history; this new May 15 release is no exception.
Magical times await within these words
Aloha Readers! School is almost out and for many of you, you will spending a whole lot of time with the kids.
Just trying to fit in and not look lost
Life can get heavy… and sometimes we just need something to lighten the mood!
Step up your game, own leadership
“’Extreme Ownership’ provides huge value for leaders at all levels. An inspiring and page-turning read, the leadership lessons are easy to digest and implement. This book made me a better leader and enabled my entire team step up our game!”