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  • Native Books Inc.

    Proudly located on O'ahu

    Native Books Inc. was founded in 1990 by Maile Meyer, an avid reader and entrepreneurial spirit. The idea came to her after being asked why she was interested in a book business when "Hawaiians don't read."

    Over the next ten years, a number of community events found Meyer in the mix with a table of books, mostly published by Bishop Museum Press and the University of Hawai'i Press. Native Books distributed books to booksellers, schools, libraries, and walk-in customers in Kalihi. 

    The motto, getting "good books in good hands," inspired the earliest years of Native Books. The brands' focus was also "mai ke kumu a ka welau" - from the trunk to the tip of the leaf. This is a directive to carry every book in print about every aspect of Hawai'i.

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    Instagram: @nativebookshi