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Talk Story Bookstore

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must stop if you are in Hanapape

Curated selection of great books. Section of books with Hawaiian themes and Island based authors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon D
Nice Selection of Local Books Along with Assortment of Other Books New and Used

My wife really needed some new books, so we went in here to check it out. Glad we did! Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Finger Lakes, New York
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3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Curated selection of great books. Section of books with Hawaiian themes and Island based authors. Old timey vibe. Nice gift item section. A must stop, especially on Friday Market night. Staff has always been pleasant and helpful. The only real bookstore on Kauai now. Big...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife really needed some new books, so we went in here to check it out. Glad we did! Lots of variety for such a small village. Virtually every type of book was available. Not in large quantities, but plenty to choose from. There was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

Stopped in here when visiting Hanapepe. Very interesting place...good book selection...nice well lit book store. If you like things like this (and I do) it is the westernmost Book Store in the USA... I've got the bookbag to prove it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The Talk Story Bookstore is reminiscent of the quaint bookstores found in many small towns in the US (before online stores). Great selection if books for all ages, including many specific for Hawaii.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

I bought an old Iron Butterfly album here last week and it made it all the way back to SC in my checked bag! Thank you Jesus!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

The selection here is quite good, you're almost certainly going to find something you'd like to read, but the prices are outrageous. I suppose they need to charge so much to stay in business; new books are expensive, but they get a lot of their...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I could spend hours in this store! It has a great variety of used books and new books, ranging from local Hawaiian history to children's books. Prices are quite reasonable!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous book store. She has quite the selection. I was looking for romance books and I wasn’t disappointed. She had many local books too. It was very charming.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scfamily
Reviewed 21 June 2018

There isn't too much going on in the town of Hanapepe, but the Talk Story Bookstore is the highlight (at least for a book lover like me). It's a charming independent bookstore that is packed with a varied selection of books, including popular fiction, history,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank miaaco
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I stopped in while visiting a nearby museum and found an out of print book I had been searching years for. This is a must stop place for all book enthusiasts.

Date of experience: June 2018
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I don’t recall seeing any. Like everyone else, I’d say just call them!