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da Shop: books + curiosities

Honolulu's favorite local community bookstore.

Tuesday June 7th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Nuclear Family by Joseph Han ~ Hawaii Book Launch Party

da Shop, in partnership with Counterpoint Press, will be launching local author Joseph Han's debut novel, Nuclear Family. Come meet the author, hear a discussion of his book, and get your first-edition copy signed! Preorder the book.

Saturday June 11, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Punky Aloha by Shar Tuiasoa ~ Punky Aloha Storytime!

Meet Punky Aloha: a girl who uses the power of saying aloha to experience exciting and unexpected adventures! Join us at da Shop for this very special story time with the author/illustrator Shar Tuiasoa in celebration of her new book! Preorder the book!

Sunday June 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The Long Corner by Alexander Maksik ~ Author Event

da Shop is pleased to host an author reading and signing with Maui-based novelist Alexander Maksik. More details tba. Preorder the book.

Thursday July 7th , 11:00 a.m. HST

Civil Beat Book Club: The Mailbox Conspiracy

Join the Honolulu Civil Beat community for a free moderated book club event on The Mailbox Conspiracy. This online conversation will be with the author Alexander Silvert and investigative reporter Nick Grube. Details for registration will be posted soon. An in-person book club discussion will also be held at a later date. Buy the Book!

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New Releases From Bess Press!

New Arrivals!

The Long Corner
The Long Corner

The Long Corner

$27.00

Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries
Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries
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Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries

$29.95

The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories: A Collection of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy in Translation from a Visionary Team of Female and Nonbinary
The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories: A Collection of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy in Translation from a Visionary Team of Female and Nonbinary
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The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories: A Collection of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy in Translation from a Visionary Team of Female and Nonbinary

$26.99

Cold Clay (A Shady Hollow Mystery)
Cold Clay (A Shady Hollow Mystery)

Cold Clay (A Shady Hollow Mystery)

$16.00

The Bad Mood
The Bad Mood
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The Bad Mood

$17.95

The Swimmers
The Swimmers
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The Swimmers

$23.00

The Ice Cream Machine
The Ice Cream Machine
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The Ice Cream Machine

$17.99

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

$27.99

The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo
The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo

The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo

$16.95

Recitatif: A Story
Recitatif: A Story

Recitatif: A Story

$16.00

How High We Go in the Dark
How High We Go in the Dark
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How High We Go in the Dark

$27.99

Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom #1)
Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom #1)
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Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom #1)

$27.99

Anatomy: A Love Story
Anatomy: A Love Story
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Anatomy: A Love Story

$18.99

Black Cake
Black Cake
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Black Cake

$28.00

Homicide and Halo-Halo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #2)
Homicide and Halo-Halo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #2)

Homicide and Halo-Halo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #2)

$16.00

Eyes That Speak to the Stars
Eyes That Speak to the Stars

Eyes That Speak to the Stars

$18.99

To Paradise
To Paradise
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To Paradise

$32.50

Sun Also Rises: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), The
Sun Also Rises: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), The
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Sun Also Rises: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), The

$18.00

Paddling The Outrigger
Paddling The Outrigger

Paddling The Outrigger

$24.95

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays
Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays

$23.00

New Arrivals for Children!

For readers from birth to young adult

Punky Aloha
Punky Aloha

Punky Aloha

$17.99

Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth (Our Universe #6)
Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth (Our Universe #6)

Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth (Our Universe #6)

$18.99

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet
Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

$17.99

My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii's Kids
My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii's Kids

My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii's Kids

$10.95

The Bad Mood
The Bad Mood
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The Bad Mood

$17.95

The Ice Cream Machine
The Ice Cream Machine
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The Ice Cream Machine

$17.99

The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo
The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo

The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo

$16.95

Anatomy: A Love Story
Anatomy: A Love Story
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Anatomy: A Love Story

$18.99

Eyes That Speak to the Stars
Eyes That Speak to the Stars

Eyes That Speak to the Stars

$18.99

All in a Day (by Mitsumasa Anno) (pb)
All in a Day (by Mitsumasa Anno) (pb)

All in a Day (by Mitsumasa Anno) (pb)

$7.99

3-2-1 Blast Off!: A Journey to Our Solar System
3-2-1 Blast Off!: A Journey to Our Solar System
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3-2-1 Blast Off!: A Journey to Our Solar System

$12.99

1619 Project: Born on the Water, The
1619 Project: Born on the Water, The

1619 Project: Born on the Water, The

$18.99

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

$7.95

How to Catch a Dragon
How to Catch a Dragon
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How to Catch a Dragon

$10.99

Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-The-Flap Book
Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-The-Flap Book
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Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-The-Flap Book

$7.99

The Nian Monster
The Nian Monster
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The Nian Monster

$16.99

Bringing In the New Year
Bringing In the New Year
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Bringing In the New Year

$7.99

The Korean Cinderella
The Korean Cinderella
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The Korean Cinderella

$7.99

Tet Together
Tet Together

Tet Together

$18.99

Camilla, Cartographer
Camilla, Cartographer
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Camilla, Cartographer

$16.99

COVID-19 Store Policy Updates

We are currently open for browsing Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing whenever possible are encouraged in the store. We process online orders with store pickup or direct-to-home shipping options (Shipping & handling rates will vary; international orders are not offered at this time). For special order requests, please email orders@dashophnl.com, by filling out the contact form on this website, or by calling the store during open hours. Mahalo for your cooperation, and please stay safe! 

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Celebrating Bess Press

40 years as Hawaii's Independent Publisher

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