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da Shop: books + curiosities

Honolulu's favorite local community bookstore and events space.

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.

Watch the Replay!

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.

Reserve Your Virtual Seat!

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, 

Register for the Event!

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, orders@dashophnl.com, or by filling out the contact form on this website. Mahalo for your cooperation, and please stay safe! 

New Arrivals!

Red Sky Over Hawaii
Red Sky Over Hawaii
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Red Sky Over Hawaii

$17.99

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (hc)
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (hc)

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (hc)

$26.00

Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop (pb)
Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop (pb)

Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop (pb)

$16.00

Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer
Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer

Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer

$29.95

Breasts and Eggs
Breasts and Eggs
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Breasts and Eggs

$27.00

What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir
What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir

What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir

$16.00

Untamed
Untamed
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Untamed

$28.00

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

$26.99

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir
My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir
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My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir

$26.99

Obsessive about Octopuses
Obsessive about Octopuses

Obsessive about Octopuses

$19.95

I Heart Pluto
I Heart Pluto

I Heart Pluto

$10.99

How Much of These Hills Is Gold
How Much of These Hills Is Gold
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold

$26.00

Tokyo Ueno Station
Tokyo Ueno Station
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Tokyo Ueno Station

$25.00

Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii
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Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

$22.99

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

$29.99

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

$15.95

City of Girls
City of Girls
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City of Girls

$17.00

28 Summers: A Novel
28 Summers: A Novel

28 Summers: A Novel

$28.00

Confessions of a Bookseller
Confessions of a Bookseller

Confessions of a Bookseller

$25.95

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook
Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook
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Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook

$35.00

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.

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

$27.00

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (hc)
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (hc)

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (hc)

$26.00

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

$32.00

Invisible Man
Invisible Man
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Invisible Man

$16.00

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

$16.00

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir
Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir
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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

$16.95

Our Time is Now
Our Time is Now

Our Time is Now

$27.99

So You Want to Talk about Race
So You Want to Talk about Race

So You Want to Talk about Race

$16.99

Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

$26.00

I Am Enough
I Am Enough

I Am Enough

$18.99

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

$17.99

New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 10th Anniversary Ed., The (pb)
New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 10th Anniversary Ed., The (pb)

New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 10th Anniversary Ed., The (pb)

$18.99

A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
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A Good Kind of Trouble

$16.99

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

$19.99

Becoming
Becoming
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Becoming

$32.50

Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
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Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine

$25.95

The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

$13.95

A Black Women's History of the United States
A Black Women's History of the United States

A Black Women's History of the United States

$27.95

How to Be an Antiracist
How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

$27.00

Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development
Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development

Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development

$35.00

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. 

Staff Picks

From the Blog

A Maker's Book Map by Mariko Merritt
A Maker's Book Map by Mariko Merritt

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?

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Writer on the Run by Michelle Regan
Writer on the Run by Michelle Regan

"Running and writing have a lot in common. The rhythm of feet on pavement, the tapping of fingers on keys. Both feed a need to get what’s inside out. They require commitment and focus. They teach us about ourselves. They take us to our limits and back."

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Secret Doors and the Stories of Mac Barnett
Secret Doors and the Stories of Mac Barnett

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.”

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Celebrating Bess Press

40 years as Hawaii's Independent Publisher

We Are Open for Curbside Pickup!

In-store browsing is currently closed, curbside pickup and direct-to-Home shipments available.

3565 Harding Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii


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Wednesdays + Saturdays 11:00a - 4:00p

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