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In the last week Hawai‘i has seen two of its dailies, long-time rivals the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser, “merge” into the new Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Now’s your chance to read all about the history of Hawai‘i’s newspapers and SAVE BIG!

Presstime in ParadisePurchase George Chaplin’s Presstime in Paradise: The Life and Times of The Honolulu Advertiser, 1856–1995, for $9.99 (hardcover; regular price $41.99) or $5.99 (paperback; regular price $21.99). The Hawaiian Journal of History calls Presstime in Paradise “a solid and highly readable contribution. . . . A primary source for future historians. . . . . Irreplaceable.”

Shaping HistoryOr purchase the award-winning Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawai‘i, by Helen Geracimos Chapin, for $4.99 (paperback; regular price $31.99). Winner of a Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Reference Books, Shaping History “[brings] to light the obscure but important history of Hawai‘i’s alternative press [. . .] another of Chapin’s contributions is to illustrate the coziness of Hawai‘i’s mainstream press with the powers that be” (Honolulu Magazine).