Kona Stories is an independent bookstore located on Hawaii Island 

Serving the Hawaiian Islands since 2006

Located in the Historical Keauhou Shopping Center

Established in 2006 by Brenda McConnell and Joy Vogelgesang, Kona Stories features all genres of books.  Find the latest hard cover, best seller or an old classic, this bookstore is fully stocked with 10,000 titles.  They specialize in Hawaiiana, children's books, whimsical gifts and greeting cards.  Kona Stories offers a unique consignment program for local, self-published writers who need an opportunity to market their work. Kona Stories is also an elite dealer for Woodstock Chimes.

Author of the Week: Katie Didit

Katie Didit was raised in Ohio and lived in several other areas of the U.S. before making Maui her home in 2002.  She has a strong connection with children and nature, and has worked in an educational setting for most of her career.  She enjoys the ocean, sunshine, warm climate, lush kaleidoscope of colors, and the beaty of nature that Maui has to offer.  When she’s not writing, you can find her whale watching, snorkeling, gardening, painting with watercolors, traveling and playing Mahjongg.  Katie has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in counselling, in which she is currently completing her Ph.D.  Katie has one son and several grandchildren, and loves to read to them. Katie Didit was raised in Ohio and lived in several other areas of the U.S. before making Maui her home in 2002. 

She has a strong connection with children and nature, and has worked in an educational setting for most of her career.  She enjoys the ocean, sunshine, warm climate, lush kaleidoscope of colors, and the beaty of nature that Maui has to offer.  When she’s not writing, you can find her whale watching, snorkeling, gardening, painting with watercolors, traveling and playing Mahjongg.  Katie has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in counselling, in which she is currently completing her Ph.D.  Katie has one son and several grandchildren, and loves to read to them. 

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Precious Girl, No Matter What Cover Image
$16.45
ISBN: 9781684019090
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mascot Books - August 7th, 2018

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Precious Boy, No Matter What Cover Image
By Katie Didit, Laird Atkins (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781645433903
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mascot Books - July 7th, 2020

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Precious Family, No Matter What Cover Image
By Katie Didit, Laird Atkins (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781645433910
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mascot Books - July 7th, 2020

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