HBMF is a nonprofit, totally free-admission event. We depend completely on sponsorships, grants and donations.

We need your help to make this unique event happen! Please donate.


HBMF Needs You!

Come and be part of the celebration of books, reading, storytelling, music, hula and song.

Get involved with Hawaii’s favorite festival! It’s a great way to give back and make a difference!

There’s no other festival like it in Hawai‘i.

It takes over a hundred Volunteers to make HBMF work. If you have been an HBMF Volunteer in the past, and would like to help again, please sign up here.

If you have friends or colleagues who you think would be interested, or if you're affiliated with an organization that is looking for volunteer opportunities, please , please apply via the Volunteer form.


Publishers, self-publishers, nonprofits. The Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival brings together the people you want to reach. Sign-up today for your HBMF booth.


News & Notes

Hawaii Book & Music Festival News from Roger Jellinek (HBMF Executive Director)

HBMF 2019 will be on May 4 & 5. Weʻll keep you uptodate.