Good Books in Good Hands
Maile Meyer founds Native Books in Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island, the land of her ancestors, with the vision of getting things Hawaiian into the hands of those interested in learning.
Native Books & Beautiful Things, a retail co-operative featuring books, music, art, crafts, food and clothing from local producers, opens on Merchant Street in Downtown Honolulu.
Mai ke kumu a ka wēlau
From the trunk to the tip of the leaf. Native Books focuses on building the most comprehensive collection of shareable materials about things Hawaiian, accessible in one place.
The Gathering Place
Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i moves to its location to Ward Warehouse at Kūkuluaeʻo, with an invitation from the Victoria Ward ʻohana. It becomes a center for Native Hawaiian knowledge, focusing on Hawaiian-made products, and events to connect the community.
Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaiʻi moves to Ward Centre with the demolition of Ward Warehouse. Nā Mea Hawaiʻi continues to operate out of this location today.
Native Books re-launches their online store to provide a virtual space where those seeking knowledge or curated content may find that experience on our digital shelves.
Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
Join us in celebrating ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi in February with our celebrated Hawaiian-language reads.
A selection of resources related to the U.S.-military backed illegal overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893.
Transpacific & Indigenous
Literature from writers connected by the Pacific.
Keiki & Young Adult
Favorite titles in English/Bilingual to encourage reading for our keiki and parents of all ages.
Games for Hawaiian Learning
Have fun while learning with our crossword puzzles, games, and more.
Get 2021 started off right with a calendar for the new year.