About Watermark Publishing

Welcome to Watermark Publishing, a homegrown Hawai‘i publisher specializing in books about the 50th State. Based on Bishop Street, in the heart of Honolulu, we bring you the best of the Islands — from sports stories to small-kid titles, guidebooks to plantation memoirs.

We are proud to have been a part of the Hawai‘i book publishing community for 25 years. We have examined the lives of President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga, legendary entertainer Don Ho and Governor Ben Cayetano. We have shared secrets from the kitchens of Chef Alan Wong, Chef Chai Chaowasaree, Chef Elmer Guzman, Kapi‘olani Community College and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation. We have delved into the rich and complex histories of Kamehameha Schools and Kalaupapa; explored the old Honolulu Stadium and the upcountry hills of Alii Kula Lavender farm; and reinvented the myths of old Hawai‘i. We listen with delight to children reading aloud stories of a poetry-loving mouse, a determined lima bean, a clever mosquito and bullying gecko and the courageous waterman Eddie Aikau.

We invite you to pick up one of our books and help us celebrate the Aloha State — its people and places, its past and future, its unique, mixed-plate culture.