Publishing from Hawaiʻi since 1979

Bess Press Inc. is a family owned publishing company located in Kaimukī. For over 43 years the Press has been creating and developing content for Hawai‘i and the greater Pacific.

Today, the Press has grown to become a leading educational content producer of Hawaiian and Pacific Island studies curriculum for use in preschool through high school. Our company is comprised of varying divisions focused on educational publishing, trade publishing, online publishing, distribution, and retail. Our work is entirely dedicated toward enhancing the multiple voices, cultures, and shared stories that make up Hawaiʻi and Oceania.

Bess Press has published over 700 titles within the genres of children’s literature, language, history, coloring and activity, biography & memoir, as well as informational and nature guides, along with custom publishing projects.