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Address: 74-5487 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1633
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+1 808-326-7790
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Great, diverse used book store, next to a great health food store

Kona Books ranks with Bookman's in Tucson, for its wide inventory and great organization. Really worth the avid or not-so-avid book readers trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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seattle
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kona Books ranks with Bookman's in Tucson, for its wide inventory and great organization. Really worth the avid or not-so-avid book readers trip.

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

HUGE used book store!!!!!!They also have DVDs and many children's books. Good prices, fun to browse.

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Thank drgvweaver
Volcano, Hawaii
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

While my wife was spending time and money on her passion at Quilt Passions, I decided to spend time and money on my passion at Kona Bay Books. This is a large store in an industrial section of Kailua-Kona selling used books, CDs and DVDs and coincidentally, very near Quilt Passions. I did a quick tour of the store in... More 

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Thank John S
Asahikawa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you want a souvenir of your trip, or just something to read by the pool or on the lanai, come here. Casual setup, lots of books, including a fair number of YA/Teen titles. Perfect for off days, or time recovering from surf and sun.

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We shopped here while on vacation and found the staff and owner to be very helpful and hospitable. It is located in a slightly obscure location for a visitor, so don't give up when looking for the store. We found sheet music we had been searching for, an obscure book written by a Christian physician from the 1930's and Hawaiian... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Looking for a good book? Here is your stopping place. Books galore for every taste. The parking is very limited but worth the trouble. The price were a little high, but you are on an island with limited supply. There are even a few "old" books to look over.

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Coal City
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

First of all we loved how organized and easy to find what you are looking for, if you don't see it just ask the staff is very kind and super helpful! ALOT of options, we love the older sci-fi books and we had 2 aisle with tons to choose from alphabetical by author! Edgar Rice Burroughs....go to B and there... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Tons of books carefully filed and maintained in a comfortable warehouse. Books for all ages and tastes. Parking can be tight as it is shared with a popular grocery store so you might have to park in the street. Clean and comfortable environment.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Funny that a bookstore would be one of the top things to have done in hawaii but it sure was. Kinda busmans holiday as i had bookshops back in uk at time. Was able to purchase many hard to find and very interesting books, ended up going home with over 100kgs worth :D Easily while away many an hour and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

You know that smell of an old book? The kind that a Kindle can't replace (yet)? You are hit with that great smell once you walk through the doors. Hidden behind the organic market, Kona Bay Books is a hidden treasure of Kailua-Kona. Best if you aren't looking for a specific book, this place has aisles and aisles of wonderfully... More 

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