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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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New Arrivals!

Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific
Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

$29.00

Reading List, The
Reading List, The

Reading List, The

$27.99

Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World
Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

$28.00

Goldenrod: Poems
Goldenrod: Poems

Goldenrod: Poems

$20.00

Paper Palace, The
Paper Palace, The
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Paper Palace, The

$27.00

What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

$14.95

Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated, The
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated, The

Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated, The

$30.00

Eames (TASCHEN Basic Architecture Series)
Eames (TASCHEN Basic Architecture Series)

Eames (TASCHEN Basic Architecture Series)

$16.00

Creative Inspiration: Van Gogh
Creative Inspiration: Van Gogh

Creative Inspiration: Van Gogh

$14.95

AI Weiwei. 40th Ed. (Taschen)
AI Weiwei. 40th Ed. (Taschen)

AI Weiwei. 40th Ed. (Taschen)

$25.00

Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir

Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir

$28.00

Betty
Betty

Betty

$16.00

Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings, The
Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings, The

Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings, The

$20.00

The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

$11.95

So We Meet Again
So We Meet Again

So We Meet Again

$15.99

Dial A for Aunties
Dial A for Aunties
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Dial A for Aunties

$16.00

Afterparties: Stories
Afterparties: Stories

Afterparties: Stories

$27.99

Brown Boy Nowhere
Brown Boy Nowhere

Brown Boy Nowhere

$16.99

All Heathens
All Heathens

All Heathens

$15.95

Shadow and Refrain
Shadow and Refrain

Shadow and Refrain

$18.99

New Arrivals for Children!

For readers from birth to young adult

Carmela Full of Wishes
Carmela Full of Wishes

Carmela Full of Wishes

$18.99

The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree
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The Giving Tree

$17.99

The Empty Pot
The Empty Pot
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The Empty Pot

$9.99

The Old Truck
The Old Truck
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The Old Truck

$17.95

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry
Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry
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Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry

$17.95

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry
Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry

$17.95

Du Iz Tak?
Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?

$16.99

Avocado Asks
Avocado Asks
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Avocado Asks

$17.99

If I Were a Dog
If I Were a Dog

If I Were a Dog

$17.99

The Octopus Escapes
The Octopus Escapes
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The Octopus Escapes

$17.99

The Undefeated
The Undefeated

The Undefeated

$17.99

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

$16.95

Mother Bruce
Mother Bruce

Mother Bruce

$17.99

Cat Problems
Cat Problems

Cat Problems

$17.99

Franklin Endicott and the Third Key: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Six
Franklin Endicott and the Third Key: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Six

Franklin Endicott and the Third Key: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Six

$15.99

Agent Moose: Moose on a Mission (Agent Moose #2)
Agent Moose: Moose on a Mission (Agent Moose #2)

Agent Moose: Moose on a Mission (Agent Moose #2)

$10.99

Wish (pb)
Wish (pb)

Wish (pb)

$7.99

Perdu
Perdu

Perdu

$17.99

Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions
Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions

Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions

$16.00

Be Strong
Be Strong

Be Strong

$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 5 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! 

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An Ode to Picture Books (+ Staff Picks)
An Ode to Picture Books (+ Staff Picks)

We are unabashed fans of picture books so it’s little surprise that an opinion piece in The New York Times was quite a point of conversation amongst our staff.  The article, entitled “Your Kids Aren’t Too Ol...

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da Shop Talk with Sara Ackerman, Author of Radar Girls
da Shop Talk with Sara Ackerman, Author of Radar Girls

Sara Ackerman is well-known for her compelling historical fiction novels about romance, friendship, and courage in WWII-era Hawai‘i. Her latest novel, Radar Girls, is based on the inspirational stories of t...

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The End by Michelle Regan
The End by Michelle Regan

Let’s start at the end. With the abject terror of leaving something behind. The next thing is scary. There, I said it. But endings aren’t endings unless we let them be. Instead of inhabiting the fear that lu...

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