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Big Island BookBuyers

14 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2440
+1 808-854-6681
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Books, Maps and Videos, oh my!

I could (and did) spend hours in here looking at all they offer. They do trades, too. Good values... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
HawaiiDaveJr
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Long Beach, Washington
Caught in the Rain

A pleasant discovery in Hilo is the Big Island BookBuyers. They have an excellent selection of... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Tony C
,
Scarsdale, NY
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BookBuyers is a great source for gently used and out of print used books and DVDs. And we also carry a selection of new materials including books of the Hawaiiana, tour guide and local author genres, as well as maps, calendars and locally produced greeting cards.
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10 Jul 2017
“Books, Maps and Videos, oh my!”
1 Jun 2017
“Caught in the Rain”
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14 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2440
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+1 808-854-6681
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I could (and did) spend hours in here looking at all they offer. They do trades, too. Good values and a personable owner.

Thank HawaiiDaveJr
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A pleasant discovery in Hilo is the Big Island BookBuyers. They have an excellent selection of books about Hawaii. I purchased the book Tsunami written by Walter Dudley and Min Lee. Great reading.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 17 March 2017

They have both new and used books. We spent a couple hours browsing the stacks and purchased several books each. Used prices were half list price. We picked up a used Heinlein classic for $3 from their large science fiction selection. The staff is very...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The staff was very helpful. I was very excited to find all the books I needed, and then some. Great location and easy to find.

Thank lalenahart
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My family loves this bookstore. The space is welcoming, cool and comfortable. There is a kids corner to occupy the young ones. The staff are so knowledgeable that they helped me find a book when I only remembered the story, but forgot the title and...More

Thank accountantea
Reviewed 9 April 2016

If I were a worm, this would be the most luscious, crisp, dew-kissed lettuce leaf I could have found in the most bountiful kitchen garden of literary delights! Aaah, Big Island Book Buyers, where have you been all my literary-starved-book-leaf life? I'm a local wahine,...More

Thank Barebonestraveller
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Always seems to have the book I am looking for. She also has a great bunch of early Haiana books to sell (did you ever wonder what the area looked like 100 years ago).

Thank gbanks3
Reviewed 8 August 2015

DVD's Cards from local artists and shelves of used books that are organized so neatly I did not wish to disrupt the shelf by my purchase. The owner is extremely helpful, very eager to assist find a book, find an alternative or for locals take...More

Thank pinkribbonus
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you love to read you MUST go to this book store. Easy trades, low prices and tons to read. You'll make this a regular weekly stop when you visit or live here. Friendly new owners and quaint interior.

Thank BreathingAloha
Reviewed 6 June 2015

i have used the book buyers numerous times over the years. i often buy books from the mainland and will bring my read 'overflow' to the book buyers to 'cash-in' and then look over their selection for my next reading items. their selection has grown...More

Thank punadude
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