Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i (FLH) is grateful to our community partner and the sponsor of our three primary booksales – Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union (HSFCU).
In addition to sponsoring those booksales, Hawai‘i State FCU has given FLH members eligibility to join the credit union and has allowed FLH to open bookstores in two of their branches for HSFCU members.
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FLH is working to expand our year-round sale opportunities. Opened in 2007, Billʻs Bookmobile was located next to our warehouse in Kaka‘ako but was destroyed by a fire in 2015. In 2013, FLH opened the pop-up HSL Bookstore in the lobby of Hawai‘i State Library on South King St., as well as two pop-up bookstores at Hawai‘i State FCU branches. In April 2017, FLH opened the BOOKS at Mark’s Bookstore in the ARTS at Mark’s Garage collaborative space in Honolulu’s Chinatown district.
Four local Affiiliate Friends groups have also opened bookstores at their library branches, raising funds specifically for their library branch.
- Billʻs Bookmobile (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
- BOOKS at Mark’s Bookstore
- Hawai‘i State FCU – Ali‘i Place Bookstore
- Hawai‘i State FCU – Halekauwila Bookstore
- Hawai‘i State Library (HSL) Bookstore
- Hawai‘i Kai Friends Bookstore
- Kailua Friends Bookstore
- Kāne‘ohe Friends Bookstore
- Kaimuki Friends Bookstore
Pop-up and Local Friend Booksales
Local Friends groups @ your library work to support their branch by organizing book sales and year-round bookshelves, carts, or even stores to generate funds.
FLH participates in community and literacy events with pop-up booksales. These events have included the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival, Eat the Street, Wild About Reading at the Honolulu Zoo, Education Week at the Capitol, and others. . . find a booksale near you by following the link below –
In order to sell many rare and valuable books donated to FLH, we must offer them to a greater audience. FLH has a large number of rare, foreign, antique, academic, and Hawai‘i/Pacific books available for sale through Amazon. See our selection by following the link below –
Our Links to Literacy golf tournament engages our local business community to support programming and greater opportunity at the libraries. Each Fall, “Links” takes place as one of the premier non-profit tournaments in the state.