KHSIf you are into books and Hawaiian history, you will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind vintage book sale.

The Kaua‘i Historical Society is hosting “A Holiday Faire of Vintage Books on Hawai‘i and the Pacific” book sale Friday, Nov. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e.

The book sale will include rare books about Hawai‘i and the Pacific published in the late 1800s to early 1900s by explorers, missionaries, and even a queen. Some books are damaged, but many illustrations are well preserved.

Some of the 19th century authors include Queen Liliu‘okalani, William Ellis, Isabella Bird and Manley Hopkins. Some of the 20th century books are about biographies, political observations from Hawai‘i’s annexation to statehood, scientific papers, social changes, economic development and more.

The list of books offered is posted on and are available for preview at the society’s office Thursday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Nov. 13, payment can be made by cash personal check or credit card.

The event will also feature China tea cups and saucers collected for the society’s Victorian Tea Parties, and the new 2016 Plantation Days calendar at $15 for the general public and $12 for members.

On display, there will be the family bible of William Hyde Rice, 1874; the 1910 topographical map of Kaua‘i and a collection of more than 13,000 digitized vintage images.

Call the Kaua‘i Historical Society at 245-3378 or Donna Stewart at 635-7248 or email her at for more information.