Literary

Literary
A very indie spread from the Oh My Bad zine.

Literary

Literary / Best bookstore on wheels: Bill’s Bookmobile

In the wake of shuttering bookstores across Honolulu, a lone ranger roves the desolate economic terrain. Parked in the center of Kakaako’s warehouse district, Bill’s Bookmobile features awesome $1–$5 deals on roughly 3,000 used books, movies and music, with all proceeds benefitting the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. With the constant replenishing of recycled texts, you’re constantly in for a new score at this parked paradise of publications, so you’ll definitely want to look both ways while maneuvering through its well-oiled shelves. –

690 Pohukaina St., open Mon.–Fri. and first Saturdays of the month, 10am–2pm, [friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org], 536-4174

Best children’s book: Little Greenies

To all who love to climb trees (or who remember doing so)” reads the dedication note in The Little Greenies–Manu the Seabird by Petronella Evers. This eco-tale tells the story of a band of mystical menehune-like creatures who, with the help of an adventurous brother and sister, save an injured seabird…and the rest of nature in the process. What makes the hardcover a standout is its combination of handcrafted Claymation-posed pixies photographed in live action nature settings, which call to mind beloved franchises like Sesame Street and Lamb Chop’s Play-Along, but rather with a topically local and sustainable message. Before you ask, the answer is: Yes, the book is printed on recycled paper. –

Readers’ Picks

Best Local Poet

Kealoha (winner)

Darron Cambra (runner-up)

Best Local Fiction or Nonfiction Writer

Lois Ann Yamanaka (winner)

Alexei Melnick (runner-up)

Best Literary Event

M.I.A. Art & Literary Series (winner)

Youth Speaks Hawaii (runner-up)

Best Local Playwright

Lisa Matsumoto (winner)

Lee Cataluna (runner-up)

Best Local Glossy Magazine

Honolulu Magazine (winner)

FLUX (runner-up)

Best Local Author

Lois Ann Yamanaka (winner)

Uzma Aslam Khan, Sonny Ganaden, Joe Tsujimoto, Chris McKinney (runners-up, tied)

Best Book about Hawaii

The Value of Hawaii (winner)

Shoal of Time & Unfamiliar Fishes (runners-up, tied)

Best Local Zine

Oh, My Bad (winner)

Red (runner-up)