There are many great books on the Hawaiian Islands ranging from the light hearted to the serious to the scholarly. Listed below are a number of things I have found useful and interesting and that may be so to others as well. Books can be found in local libraries or purchased through Advance Book Exchange (abebooks.com) or Amazon (Amazon.com).
Abbott, Isabella Aiona. 1992. Laàu Hawaiì traditional Hawaiian uses of plants. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press.
Bailey, Beth L, and David R Farber. 1994. The first strange place race and sex in World War II Hawaii. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Buck, Elizabeth Bentzel. 1993. Paradise remade the politics of culture and history in Hawai'i. viii, 242 p.
Cooper, George, and Gavan Daws. 1990. Land and power in Hawaii the Democratic years. x, 518 p.
Daws, Gavan. 1980. A dream of islands
John Williams, Herman Melville, Walter Murray Gibson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Paul Gauguin, and the South Seas. xiv, 289 p.,  leaves of plates.
———. 1989. Hawaii, 1959-1989 the first thirty years of the Aloha State, with memorable photographs from the Honolulu advertiser. ix, 214 p.
———. 1984. Holy man, Father Damien of Molokai. xi, 293 p.
———. 1966. Honolulu - the first century influences in the development of the town to 1876. 1 v.
———. 1982. Shoal of time a history of the Hawaiian Islands. xiii, 494 p.
Daws, Gavan, O. A Bushnell, Andrew Berger, and Joseph Feher. 1970. The illustrated atlas of Hawaii. Edited by O. A. Bushnell. Text by Gavan Daws, O. A. Bushnell, and Andrew Berger. Illustrated by Joseph Feher [and others. 72 p.
Daws, Gavan, Samuel M Gon, and Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. 1988. Hawaii, the islands of life the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. 156 p.
Grant, Glen. 1998. Glen Grant's chicken skin tales 49 favorite ghost stories from Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Pub.
———. 1995. McDougal's Honolulu mysteries case studies from the life of a Honolulu detective. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Pub.
———. 1996. The Obake files ghostly encounters in supernatural Hawai´i. Chicken Skin Series. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Pub.
———. 1994. Obake ghost stories in Hawai'i. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Pub.
———. 1997. The secret Obake casebook tales from the darkside of the cabinet. Chicken Skin Series. Honolulu, HI: Mutual Pub.
———. 1996? Waikiki yesteryear. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Pub.
Grant, Glen, James Grant Benton, and Arnold Hiura. 1997. A chilling tale of shave ice Mrs. Sugihara haunts a village. Chicken Skin Series. Honolulu, HI: Chicken Skin Press.
Grant, Glen, Peter French, and Greg Vaughn. 1988. Hawaii, the Big Island a visit to a realm of beauty, history and fire. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing.
Handy, E. S. Craighill, Elizabeth Green
Handy, and Mary Kawena Pukui. 1978. Native planters in old Hawaii their life, lore, and environment. xviii, 641 p.
Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani. 1976. The works of the people of old=Na hana a ka po'e kahiko. viii, 170 p.
Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani, Dorothy B
Barrère, and Mary Kawena Pukui. 1964. Ka po´e kahiko the people of old. ix, 165p.
———. 1991. Tales and traditions of the people of old=Na mo´olelo o ka po´e kahiko. 184 p.
———. 1991. Ka Po'e kahiko the people of old. ix, 165 p.
Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani, and Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau. 1992. Ruling chiefs of Hawaii. x, 513 p.,  p. of plates.
Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani, Mary Kawena Pukui, and Dorothy B Barrère. 1964. Ka po´e kahiko the people of old. ix, 165p.
Kirch, Patrick Vinton, and Marshall David Sahlins. 1992-. Anahulu the anthropology of history in the Kingdom of Hawaii. 2 v.
Krauss, Beatrice H. 1979. Native plants used as medicine in Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii: Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Krohn-Ching, Val. 1980. Hawaii dye plants and dye recipes. 2d ed. ed. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii.
Lodge, David. 1993. Paradise news. Oxford, England: ISIS Large Print.
Malo, David, and Nathaniel Bright Emerson. 1903. Hawaiian antiquities (Moolelo Hawaii). 366 p.
———. 1987. Hawaiian antiquities=Moolelo Hawaii. xxii, 278 p.
Neal, Marie Catharine. 1948. In gardens of Hawaii. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Special Publication, 40. Honolulu: The Museum.
Neal, Marie Catherine, and Berta Metzger. 1928. In Honolulu gardens. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Special Publication, 13. Honolulu, Hawaii: The Museum.
Sahlins, Marshall. 1987. Islands of history. xix, 180 p.
Sahlins, Marshall David. 1958. Social stratification in Polynesia. XIV, 306 p.
Theroux, Paul. 2002. Hotel Honolulu. London: Penguin.
Wagner, Warren Lambert, Derral R Herbst, and S. H Sohmer. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. Rev. ed ed. Bishop Museum Special Publication: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication, 97. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press. Bishop Museum Press.
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