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Talk Story Bookstore

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Good selection, but seriously over-priced...

The selection here is quite good, you're almost certainly going to find something you'd like to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Kapaa, Hawaii
Amazing selection of local books

I could spend hours in this store! It has a great variety of used books and new books, ranging from... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Ashley C
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3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank steveandpatty15
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

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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!

Thank Ashley C
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.

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

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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.

Thank PhantomGhost5762
Reviewed 26 May 2018

A gem of a local bookstore. They had a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, Hawaiian history and cookbooks, and the list goes on. A very friendly staff, this is a gem of a local place to wander around and feel the tension of a busy...More

Thank StrollMyWorld
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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
Reviewed 30 April 2018 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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Response from tmp721 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall seeing any. Like everyone else, I’d say just call them!