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Talk Story Bookstore

3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
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Enjoyable visit with interesting selection

Tucked down the main street in Hanapepe, Talk Story was a nice stop on our walk. It's an eclectic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HuskerFlyer
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Omaha, Nebraska
Best Used Book Store

A big part of our vacation is to relax and read books. If they are in good condition, we much... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Gary F
,
Edmonton, Canada
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“united states” (11 reviews)
“book store” (22 reviews)
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3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
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+1 808-335-6469
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"friday night art walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 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 17 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 16 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

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a great bookstore covering many subject areas. A combination of new and used books. They have a large collection of books on HAWAII and specifically Kauai. There is also a nice store cat.

Thank odessa712
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Talk Story is a gem! Buy new books, used books, collectible books, kids' books and other media. You can get store credit when you bring in books and then you can buy more books! Cynthia and Ed know what they are doing and they do...More

Thank judyandkarin
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Was very excited to visit this store, and their selection was great. However, don't take your kids, as this was the only place we went on Kauai that was not kid friendly. Very disappointed in how they treated me and my kids, who had looked...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Talk Story TOTALLY fits in on this funky old-timey street, that's for sure. WIDE selection of books of all kinds, especially for such a small space. Really surprising. Nice people. Being a comic book collector, I definitely needed to stop there. I mean – how...More

Thank mikebromberg1
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