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4 Authors to Read This Halloween

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with it comes Halloween, the ultimate season of spook. Many book lovers enjoy re-visiting old favorites at certain times of year. Perhaps certain stories evoke specific memories or seasons of life that you like to re-visit, or maybe re-reading your favorite books every year is simply […]


How to Care for Your Rare Book Collection

A rare book collection is a wonderful thing to have. Curating your own library of special titles is a magnificent joy.   However, like all material things, rare books begin to disintegrate over time. This can be alarming, especially if you have invested a considerable amount in your collection.   Her are some tips for […]

Dr. Sandra Bonura

“Light in the Queen’s Garden,” by Dr. Sandra Bonura

La Playa Books was thrilled to host Dr. Sandra Bonura at the store this past Sunday!   A noted teacher and historian, Dr. Bonura spoke on the turbulent history of the Kingdom of Hawai’i as told through the eyes of the young American teacher, Ida Pope.   With the help of a visual presentation filled […]