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Honolulu's favorite local community bookstore.

Saturday, June 19th, 3:00p HST

Author Talk: Calabash Stories

Join us for a da Shop special talk-story with Calabash Stories author Jeffrey Higa! Calabash Stories is an unforgettable collection of lucid stories deeply rooted in his Japanese-Hawaiian heritage, in the tradition of Gabriel García Márquez and Maxine Hong Kingston. This event is free and hosted virtually.

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June 30th, 5:30PM HST

CB Book Club: When You Trap A Tiger

Join the Honolulu Civil Beat community for a free moderated book club event for When You Trap A Tiger by local author Tae Keller. This book was recently awarded the Newbery Medal for distinguished children's literature. This discussion will be moderated by Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee.

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July 28th, 5:30PM HST

CB Book Club: Nānā I Ke Kumu, Vol.3

Join the Honolulu Civil Beat community for a free moderated book club event for the 2020 release, Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu Vol. 3. This discussion will be moderated by Civil Beat's Kuu Kauanoe. Details for registration will be posted when available.

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September 29th, 5:30PM HST

CB Book Club: Food and Power in Hawai'i

Join the Honolulu Civil Beat community for a free moderated book club event for Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy. This discussion will be moderated by Civil Beat's Claire Caulfield. Details for registration will be posted when available.

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November 24th, 5:30PM HST

CB Book Club: The Value of Hawai'i 3

Join the Honolulu Civil Beat community for a free moderated book club event for the 2021 release, The Value of Hawai'i 3: Hulihia, the Turning. This discussion will be moderated by Civil Beat's Julia Steele. Details for registration will be posted when available.

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The Green Room LIVE - Spring 2021

hosted by The Merwin Conservancy

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New Arrivals!

Rainbow Hat
Rainbow Hat

Rainbow Hat

$17.95

Shikake: The Japanese Art of Shaping Behavior Through Design
Shikake: The Japanese Art of Shaping Behavior Through Design
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Shikake: The Japanese Art of Shaping Behavior Through Design

$18.95

Winter in Sokcho
Winter in Sokcho
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Winter in Sokcho

$14.95

Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All
Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All

Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All

$18.95

Bamboo Ridge Issue #118
Bamboo Ridge Issue #118
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Bamboo Ridge Issue #118

$20.00

When Lola Visits
When Lola Visits

When Lola Visits

$17.99

Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, The
Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, The
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Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, The

$19.00

The Sun and Her Flowers
The Sun and Her Flowers
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The Sun and Her Flowers

$16.99

Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game
Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

$20.00

Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden
Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden

Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden

$26.95

My Own Words
My Own Words

My Own Words

$18.00

The Lost Apothecary
The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary

$27.99

Be a Work in Progress: And Other Things I'd Like to Tell My Younger Self
Be a Work in Progress: And Other Things I'd Like to Tell My Younger Self

Be a Work in Progress: And Other Things I'd Like to Tell My Younger Self

$24.00

Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory
Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory
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Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory

$17.99

Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches
Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches

Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches

$12.99

Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct
Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct

Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct

$28.00

Acting My Age
Acting My Age

Acting My Age

$24.99

The Properties of Perpetual Light
The Properties of Perpetual Light

The Properties of Perpetual Light

$23.00

How to Make a Bird
How to Make a Bird

How to Make a Bird

$16.99

The Forest of Stolen Girls
The Forest of Stolen Girls
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The Forest of Stolen Girls

$18.99

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COVID-19 Store Policy Updates

We are currently open for browsing Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00a - 4:00p. Masks are required, and a maximum of 3 customers are permitted in the store at one time. For everyone's safety, we are encouraging online purchasing with store pickup or direct-to-home shipping. If you would like assistance finding a title or to purchase remotely, please contact us at orders@dashophnl.com, by filling out the contact form on this website, or calling the store during open hours. Mahalo for your cooperation, and please stay safe! 

From the Blog

Just Curious by Michelle Regan
Just Curious by Michelle Regan

I talk to a lot of people. More than most, probably. In my day job, I tell other people’s stories, the kind you may not have heard because there’s no spectacle and no recognition. It’s my favorite type of st...

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Wabi-sabi  and the Art of Not Creating by Michelle Regan
Wabi-sabi and the Art of Not Creating by Michelle Regan

Recently, a friend taught me the Japanese word wabi-sabi. He described it as the appreciation of imperfection through understanding that every moment is fleeting. This moment will come and pass and never hap...

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da Shop Read Aloud:
da Shop Read Aloud: "Love Song for the Pristine Sea" by Richard Hamasaki, feat. Rich Rath

In honor of National Poetry Month, join us for another da Shop Read Aloud with poet and spoken word artist, Richard Hamasaki.  Enjoy his amplified poetry and video of "Love Song for the Pristine Sea," featu...

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Celebrating Bess Press

40 years as Hawaii's Independent Publisher

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