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Talk Story Bookstore

3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
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The westernmost bookstore in the US

We discovered this bookstore just walking around in Hanapepe. It's always cool to walk into a place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yoonie L
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Oahu, Hawaii
Great local bookstore

I didn’t get to spend as much time in here as I’d hoped, but....what a great “find” on a rainy day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tmp721
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
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3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
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+1 808-335-6469
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We discovered this bookstore just walking around in Hanapepe. It's always cool to walk into a place when they claim things such as "The westernmost bookstore in the US". Of course, we had to buy a souvenir! The kids picked out a book that takes...More

Thank Yoonie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn’t get to spend as much time in here as I’d hoped, but....what a great “find” on a rainy day on Kauai! My husband and I were in the midst of a Daniel Silva series (of books) and my Kindle had died. I wasn’t...More

Thank tmp721
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Known as the most western located book store in the US. These kinds of bookstores are a dying breed.

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a rainy trip last fall and needed more books to read. We happened upon Talk Story by googling bookstore Kaua’i, and sooooo glad we did! Happened upon a lovely fellow Canadian gal who volunteers there...from our same city of Calgary! We grabbed a...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Tucked down the main street in Hanapepe, Talk Story was a nice stop on our walk. It's an eclectic mix of used books, new books and some well-curated books on Hawaii. I initially found it searching my phone for comic book stores on Kauai. They...More

Thank HuskerFlyer
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

A big part of our vacation is to relax and read books. If they are in good condition, we much prefer to buy used books as we try to be budget conscious. We discovered the Talk Story Book Store in Hanapepe, Kauai shortly after they...More

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great little independent bookstore. Found a book I had been looking for for a long time. Really cute inside and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Great place to stop if you love to read

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been going to Kauai since 2005 and Somehow have missed going into this store until this trip. I’m sorry I had missed it all these years! For book lovers, this is a must stop in a quaint town that is being preserved by artists...More

Thank Mary v
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

They pack a lot into this little place! Helpful staff too. They have a combination of new & used books and I was impressed with their selection, especially some old classics. Also enjoyed the huge selection of books about Kauai!

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Stopped here a couple of times on our weeklong trip to Kauai ... hubby bought a book, I bought a cookbook by a local lady. LOVE the different ways they organize the store, the fact that they have new and used books and are intermingled...More

Thank hismile64
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