Journals from the Edge

344-page book by Bill Boyum. This is a great read. Bill takes us back in a time machine to the suppressed culture of the 50’s and 60’s, when the effects of WWII veterans transitioning from war to family life are swept under the rug. The story explores Bill’s battle of loyalty and love for a brilliant yet troubled older brother and a father whose heroic past disguises a violent streak.In this hardly typical baby boomer memoir, Bill follows his older brother’s quest to find inner peace. While peace proves elusive, their passport stamps reveal a treasure map of isolated surf spots in Indonesia and old caravan routes in Afghanistan. Ultimately their ill-fated journeys coupled with a shade of insanity, lead to deciphering a mystery that climaxes on a remote island in the Philippines.
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Hana Pono

A booklet outlining best practices in the Hawai‘i visitor industry for perpetuating Hawaiian culture. “The Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA) is honored to feature organizations, businesses and programs that have been steadfast in embodying Hawaiian culture and values in their work. They embrace and support Hawai‘i communities as part of their kuleana, their responsibility. Our feature stories profile those with a major commitment to share the knowledge of our host culture. On our Ho‘omau pages we salute many who keep on, continue and preserve our Island traditions.” Click Here to go to the NaHHA website.

Jewels of Hawai‘i

48-page book for the National Tropical Botanical Garden. “Tucked away in a verdant valley on the tropical island of Kaua‘i are two gems of the botanical world — the McBryde Garden and the Allerton Garden. Here you can stroll among species native to Hawai‘i and the introduced species which many people associate with the islands, as well as hundreds of other intriguing tropical plants. Both gardens are part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, a not-for-profit non-governmental institution, which has its headquarters overlooking this valley.”

Painting With Light

80-page book on the stained glass work of Erica Karawina. Photographs by Jerry Chong at Graphic Pictures. Written by Marilyn Alper.

To Steal A Kingdom

This 264-page book by Michael Dougherty probes the history of Hawaii.

James McCutcheon, Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Hawaii said of this book: “To Steal A Kingdom is a powerful indictment of the western intrusion on Hawaii. It is an angry and powerful book. Angry at rapacious and greedy westerners and sorry for the effect on Hawaiians… It is an epic tale with high and low moments of humanity.”


250-page coffee table book featuring tow-in surfing on Maui, Hawaii. Quote from printer: “I can’t believe how much blue ink we used on this job!”

John Pitre

This 144-page large format book shares the creative mind of John Pitre… artist, inventor, and dreamer. Visit his website at:

The Soul of Surfing is Hawaiian

Fred Hemmings’ 160-page personal perspective of surfing’s culture and history.

Haleiwa – A Pictorial History

88-page large format book by Tom Jacobs, Photography by Bill Romerhaus

From the dust jacket: “This story is told with photos that are, in some cases, almost one hundred years old. Alongside these historic photos, brilliant state-of-the-art color photography brings present-day Hale‘iwa and the North Shore of O‘ahu to vibrant life. The authors have tried hard to capture the sight and feel of a town and an area that represents “country” to the people of O‘ahu. Hale‘iwa is a town that is truly “a place in time.”

Restaurant Japanese

This pocket size book was created to help waiters and waitresses learn basic Japanese that would be useful in the restaurant business.

Absolutely Awesome Island Animals

24-page children’s board book published by Cheeky Tales: “Island style children’s books created, published and peddled by a keiki… Cooper Riley.”

Keikilani, The Kona Nightingale

32-page children’s book series designed for Mouse! Publishing. “Follow the adventures of Keikilani, the singing donkey, as she travels from the mountains to the sea on the Big Island of Hawaii.”

Outrigger Canoe Club, The First Hundred Years

This 256-page coffee table book was published by the Outrigger Canoe Club for it’s members only, to celebrate their 100th year anniversary.

Her Daddy’s Best Ice Cream

A 96-page hard cover book that was published by Pacific Greetings. From the forward: The verses in this small volume were written by a doting father to commemorate the birthdays of his daughter. The first ‘Commemorative Ballad’ was composed around midnight on August 10th, 1930, the night of her birth. I had no thought of writing others; but, somehow, on every August 10th thereafter, more were added, and so it went, year after year…


Me and Him Are Killing English! by Doug Carlson

From the back cover: “Me and Him Are Killing English! helps you lose the poor speaking habits that can slow your progress in business and education.  It’s easy – and it’s necessary if you want to succeed.”

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