Category: Books

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New Kona Coffee Farm Launches Online Store

The Big Island coffee farm founded by a former California winemaker and family man has launched its online store to ship its unique Kona coffee varieties to coffee lovers worldwide. Carta Coffee Merchants was in...

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Maui Photographer’s ‘King’s Highway’ Book Released

A new, crowdfunded photo book documenting the “King’s Highway,” an ancient Hawaiian road that once served as the main artery for the island of Maui, has just been released. The book release party for “The Maui...

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Science Writer Sam Kean Speaks Friday

One of the nation’s leading contemporary science writers will be the featured guest at a book talk hosted by Hawaii Pacific University on Friday. Sam Kean is perhaps best known for his 2010 bestselling novel The Disappearing...

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Local ‘Guardians’ Comic Book Funded on Kickstarter

Slowly but surely, Hawaii comic book fans are finding home-grown superheroes to cheer for. And while multi-billion dollar franchises struggle with diversity, the “Aumakua Guardians of Galaxy” are starting out with a multicolored palette....

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Local Artists are the Stars at 6th Mini Con

To the delight of local geeks, comic nerds, and anime and sci-fi fans, the local events calendar has gotten very crowded lately, with a number of new conventions sprouting up. But long before comic...

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Revolution Books Finds New Home

After nearly 40 years in anti-capitalist business, the fiercely independent, counter-culture bookstore Revolution Books was running out of time. Last month, after more than a year of uncertainty, the store was informed that the lease...

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Local Writers’ Creations Featured at Fundraiser

The artists featured by Bamboo Ridge Press most commonly work in words, or in two-dimensions reflected on the page. But tomorrow, they are offering handmade items such as paintings, jewelry and other art as part of the...

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Hawaiian Astronomy Highlighted at Museum Talks

Perhaps the definitive book on Hawaiian astronomy and Polynesian voyaging, out of print for some time, is getting a comprehensive update 40 years since it was first published. Astronomy will be a recurring theme while the...

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Children’s Book Authors to Talk Shop Today

The Hawaii chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is hosting an open discussion about what it takes to become a children’s book author today at the Hawaii State Library. Both would-be...

Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’

Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’

A locally cultivated superhero comic that found a national audience in the 1990s is joining his mainstream peers in staging a big comeback. But unlike the mass-market revivals of Marvel and D.C. comics staples, “Pineapple Man” and his...

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Book and Music Festival This Weekend

The Hawaii Book and Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It’s an event my family and I try not to miss (you can check out some of my photos from last year),...

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Publisher Puts Second-Grade Students in Print

School kids go on field trips all the time. But thanks to a Big Island publisher, one second-grade class was able to immortalize its visit to the Hawaii Plantation Museum in Papaikou in a 54-page, full-color...