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Update your home library! Bank of Hawaii Book Swap at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival
Update your home library! Bank of Hawaii Book Swap at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival on May 5 and 6. Now in its seventh year, the festival not only promises two days packed with more than 150 FREE events and performances, but you also can replenish your bedside bookstand at Bank of Hawaii’s popular Book Swap. 

Here’s how:  Bring up to five gently used books to the festival’s Bank of Hawaii booth and swap them for up to five new or “previously viewed” books!  Hundreds of titles for adults and children will be available at the Book Swap, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days of the festival. The books that are collected will be donated to Hawaii Literacy – ensuring your tomes will find appreciative new owners.

The two-day festival takes place on Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale, with free admission and free parking at the nearby municipal lot. In addition to the Book Swap, new books will be available for purchase from more than a dozen booksellers and publishers, including Barnes & Noble, Native Books, Revolution Books and many local publishing companies. Bank of Hawaii’s Bankoh BankMobile, with convenient ATMs, will be parked on the grounds should you need quick cash for your book purchases or tasty nibbles and refreshments from the festival’s international food court.

The Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival is a celebration of story-telling in all of its forms. The event features eight pavilions and stages with presentations and performances by more than 500 local, national and international authors and performing artists. Young festival-goers will be entertained by ongoing activities at the Keiki Stage and Keiki Authors & Activities Pavilion, including special guests PBS KIDS host Mr. Steve and costumed characters like Curious George, Stellaluna and Peter Rabbit from favorite children’s books. Author book-signings, story-telling, panel discussions on native Hawaiian and humanities issues, and a café and food court are all part of this annual event.

The HBMF beneficiaries are Hawaii Literacy and Read to Me International

For additional information and updates, visit the festival website at www.HawaiiBookAndMusicFestival.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or call (808) 234-0404.

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