Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i (FLH) book sales are popular community events and the primary fundraising engine for the organization. FLH is grateful to our community partners and the sponsors of our booksales – Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union (HSFCU) and Ward Village (WV).
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 February 2021, FLH opened Village Books & Music at Ward Village and it moved in October 2021 to it’s current location in Ward Centre Mall.
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 (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
- 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
- Village Books & Music at Ward
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.