Past: August 23rd, 2:00PM
Author Talk: Red Sky Over Hawaii
Join beloved local author Sara Ackerman for a reading and moderated talk story featuring her most recent release, Red Sky Over Hawaii! Moderated by Honolulu Magazine's Don Wallace.
Upcoming: September 27th, 2:00PM
Author Talk: Aloha Rodeo
Join authors David Wolman and Julian Smith of Aloha Rodeo for a moderated talk story on this surprising exposé of the hidden history of America's West. Moderated by Midnight in Broad Daylight author, Pamela Sakamoto.
Upcoming: October 14th, 5:00-6:30p
Civil Beat Book Club
In honor of October, we chose a mystery thriller: "Murder Casts A Shadow," by local author Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. Book Club meeting is virtual and free. Stay tuned for the link to sign up. In the meantime,
Upcoming: November 2020
Author Talk: Kona Winds
Local author Scott Kikkawa will host a talk story about his popular debut novel. KONA WINDS is a hard-boiled noir murder mystery set in Honolulu in 1953, when Hawai'i was changing from a racially stratified, near-feudal plantation colony to the multi-ethnic 50th State.
E Komo Mai!
Welcome to our brand new site! We're excited to offer a more robust way for you to discover and browse our collection, and to purchase books from us in a safe and healthy way! As we continue to finalize the site, here's a few things to look forward to:
Greater selection! You'll find an expanded catalog menu that'll help you discover books that fit your interest.
A more powerful search engine! You can search by title, author, type, and even future collections, such as "Lani's Picks."
Curated collections! We'll showcase rotating feature collections on the homepage as well as in our curated collections section.
Rich content from our team! We're working on transferring our blog to this site and are excited to share our insight in this way. And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter for the most up-to-date info and features!
More events to enjoy from home! Even though our doors are closed to events, we're continuing to plan virtual events. Check the timeline at the top of the home page for what's upcoming. You can also find our event timeline on the events page, accessed from the About menu or the footer menu.
We look forward to serving all your literary and book loving needs, and are thrilled to offer this new platform to the community. As always, if you have any needs or requests, please drop us a line!
Aloha! ~ the da Shop team
COVID-19 Store Policy Updates
As of August 27th -
As of Thursday August 27th, in compliance with the island's Stay at Home order, we are closed to browsing, but still offering curbside pickup. Our hours for pickup are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00a - 4:00p. We're encouraging online purchasing with curbside pickup or direct to home shipping option, for $3 per order for local address. If you would like assistance finding a title or to purchase over the phone or by email, please contact us at 808-421-9460, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling out the contact form on this website. Mahalo for your cooperation, and please stay safe!
Featured Collection: Black Lives Matter
100% of the revenue from your purchase of any of these books this summer will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
da Shop, a bookstore by Bess Press
The store concept, opening in Kaimuki, is the perfect community bookstore destination. The stylish Shop features a rotating list of well-known Hawai‘i and Oceania classics, an award-winning catalog of children's literature, juvenile/young adult books, along with the best-selling national and international titles. Additional offerings include a select list of local, national, and international journals, magazines, and quarterlies.
Aiming to set a new standard in print-retailing with a fashionably designed layout, da Shop has a section specifically for children, lounge reading chairs dotting the interior, and is set-up to host presentations, read-alouds, film screening, live performances, lectures, and more.
Also on offer is a digital database to over 1 million titles, any of which can be purchased in store and shipped directly to your doorstep. If visiting da Shop from elsewhere, staff can package and ship your purchases home for you.
da Shop is located in Kaimuki at 3565 Harding Ave. Parking is available in the two municipal lots across the street, entrances on 11th and 12th Avenues. Street parking is available in the neighborhood as well.
From the Blog
When bookseller Kristen told me her idea for making book maps, I reacted with an almost embarrassing amount of excitement. Books and Mind Mapping! Two things I LOVE. I immediately started listing and connecting all the books I’ve read in recent memory. The map that grew the most was this one. These are all books related in my mind to Making - creating things with the hands. Want a quick tour?Read more
With my infant daughter asleep in my arms, I listened to Mac talk about making books for children and drawing the fictional world into his early work at the writing nonprofit 826 Valencia (where classes famously take place in a room behind their Pirate Supply Store)... A good book is a secret door, Mac explained. “Kids can get there a lot more easily than adults can, and that’s why I love writing for kids. I think kids are the best audience for serious literary fiction.”Read more
We Are Open for Curbside Pickup!
In-store browsing is currently closed, curbside pickup and direct-to-Home shipments available.
3565 Harding Ave
OPEN FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP
Wednesdays + Saturdays 11:00a - 4:00p