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Talk Story Bookstore

3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
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What a terrific bookstore! It was a real treat to stumble upon this place when we visited... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rachel S
via mobile
The owners are really very special!

We happened across Hanapepe by accident, after being offered a lift there by a Tourist Guide as a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark E
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3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a terrific bookstore! It was a real treat to stumble upon this place when we visited Hanapepe. This shop has a great mix of both old and new books. There are lots of books about Hawaii and by Hawaiian authors too. The shop cat,...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened across Hanapepe by accident, after being offered a lift there by a Tourist Guide as a place worth visiting during the Friday Night Art Walk thing. We agreed to find our own way home, but had trouble raising a cab back to Poi'pu....More

1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always find gems in this bookstore! Check it out when in Hanapepe! It had new and used books to enrich your life ;)

Thank ouulinda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Labeled as the farthest western US book store, it is an interesting independent book store to add to the shops that need to be visited in Hanapee Town

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

What a treat to come across this gem of a bookstore! Owners are a delight and don't miss out on meeting the bookstore cat Celeste.

Thank quiltmom
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Of all the used bookstores I've visited his place is the best! They have a lot of old, rare books as well as newer titles. Honestly there's something here for everyone (e.g. Comics, vinyl, sheet music, and any genre you can think of). They will...More

Thank Kyle Z
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We make the trip from Princeville to the Talk Story Bookstore every trip to Kauai. You could spend hours there. There is a vast selection of new and used books to chose from. I especially enjoy the selection of books on the history of Kauai....More

Thank AKNomads
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Independent bookstores are getting rare. Heck, even I use my Kindle to read. However, what's better than being on vacation, sitting in a coffee shop, or on a beach or on a condo deck and opening a real book?. ...Ahhh..... If you are in Kauai,...More

Thank phildeer
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I was able to find 4 uniquely Hawaiian books including one out of print book. Owners know inventory without looking in computer and we're very helpful.

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was one of the reasons we stopped in Hanapepe. We had heard about this store and it did not disappoint. They have a wide selection of books on all kinds of topics. If you love reading from a real book, stop in here and...More

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