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Kohala Book Shop sale to benefit Hospice

More than 7,000 books will be on sale for 50 cents each in Hawi on Saturday, March 30 to benefit North Hawaii Hospice. In addition a number of new books, mainly Hawaiiana, will be on sale at modest prices. The books are the remaining inventory of the Kohala Book Shop, which closed in 2010.

The proceeds will go to Hospice in honor of Jan Morgan, the founder and owner of the book shop, who died after a short illness on Jan. 26.

“Hospice was incredible in its loving treatment of my wife, making sure she was in comfort and without pain throughout her illness,” said Frank Morgan. “Our family could not have gotten through this without Hospice.”

Kohala Book Shop, located in the Nanbu building in Kapaau, was the largest used book store in the state with the largest collection of Hawaiiana and Oceania in the U.S. It drew customers from all over the state, America, and the world.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morgan residence, 55-3098 Park Rd. in Kokoiki, two miles south of Hawi. In addition, a number of custom-built wooden book shelves will be on sale for $25 each.