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 is Julia Flynn Siler

Julia Flynn Siler, in her first book since the New York Times bestselling The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, takes readers on a tour through the fascinating history of Hawaii in Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure, in a tale of one of the most breathtaking land grabs of the Gilded Age.

Lost Kingdom - Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure:

The story begins around 200 A.D., when intrepid Polynesians navigated thousands of miles across the Pacific and arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with almost no contact from the Western world. In 1778, their profound isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook and his men.

Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Kingdom brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty, rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian kingdom’s rise and fall.

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ISBN: 9780802120700
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - January 8th, 2013

The New York Times Book Review praises Lost Kingdom in a full-page review entitled “The Other Side of Paradise.” 

Read this Article at:  ‘Lost Kingdom,’ a History of Hawaii - The New York Times (nytimes.com)


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