I hope you're ready for another extended weekend of 10,000+ books, CDs... and records. Me? Yes, I'm ready. And from the looks of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii's website, there's gonna be a sizable helping of Hawaiian records to rummage through
I got to thinking again, but this time about what makes digging in Hawaii special. Following conversations with local collectors, here are my thoughts about record collecting in Hawaii.
The biggest used music and book sale in Honolulu is here, presented by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. It isn't the popular McKinley sale, but "Friends, Books, Music: THE SALE", as FLH dubs it. The event takes place at their Kakaako warehouse this weekend, January 19-21, 2013. Doors open at 9:00am. The FLH [...]
The annual Friends of the Library of Hawaii Music & Book Sale is January 19-21, 2013. Doors open at 9am everyday. Don't remember last year's event? Check out these photos...
Every year, hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles fill the cafeteria at the Friends of the Library of Hawaii's Annual McKinley Booksale, attracting thousands of book lovers and music collectors to the Honolulu high school grounds. It's a blessing to spend time with fellow diggers at an event like this, talking records, comparing finds, and watching the crowd buzz about with books tucked under their arms because their handtrucks are packed full. Good times.
Monday's blog post painted a vivid perspective of the the weekend music sale in Hawaii—thousands of dusty LPs on sale, collectors anxiously waiting to flip through wax, the Hawaiian sky beaming gorgeous blue. I've been updating the Aloha Got Soul Instagram account frequently, featuring snapshots of records dug up over the weekend—Hal Bradbury, The Aliis, [...]
If you missed the Friends of the Library of Hawaii Books & Music Sale this weekend, you missed aplenty—nearly 30,000 vinyl records waiting to be combed through. I had a chance to look around the warehouse before the collectors, who started lining up outside around 7:30 am, rushed the stacks of wax inside. Doors opened at 9:00 am.
The Friends of the Library of Hawaii are hosting their annual music sale, "Friends, Books, Music... The Sale!" this weekend, May 24-26, 2012 at their Honolulu Harbor Warehouse near Pier 1. It's the biggest record fair in Hawaii, hands down.