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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Hawaii

The best list of independent Hawaii bookstores


  • City Title Aiea
  • Address 1 98-023 Hekaha St., Ste. 9
  • Phone (808) 484-4413
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Captain Cook
  • Address 1 82-6125 Mamalahoa Hwy.
  • Phone (808) 323-9540
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Hilo
  • Address 1 160 Kamehameha Ave.
  • Phone (800) 903-6277
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Children's, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Basically Books specializes in books, maps, music and gifts with a Hawaiian theme. It has the largest Hawaiian music selection on the island of Hawai'i and has one of the largest collections of maps in the state. Our children's section includes books, plush, toys, puppets. Bath and body products and local crafts are made in Hawai'i. Since first opening in 1985, we have grown and evolved into a gathering place in Hilo for authors and musicians. Special events at the store help us connect members of our community.
  • Address 1 829 A Leilani St.
  • Phone (808) 935-9234
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 130 Kilauea Ave.
  • Phone (808) 756-2919
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Honolulu
  • Address 1 670 Auahi St. #I-16
  • Phone (808) 587-7001
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Kailua
  • Address 1 600 Kailua Rd. #126
  • Phone (808) 261-1996
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Kailua-Kona
  • Address 1 74-5487 Kaiwi St.
  • Phone (808) 326-7790
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 78-6831 Ali'i Drive #142 
  • Phone (808) 324-0350
  • City Title Kapaa
  • Address 1 4504 Kukui St, Suite 7
  • Phone (808) 822-4111
  • Type New books
  • City Title Pahoa
  • Address 1 15-2901 Pahoa Village Rd.
  • Phone (808) 854-6681
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Art, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Big Island BookBuyers is a great source for gently used and out of print used books and DVDs. And we now carry a selection of new materials including books of the Hawaiiana, tour guide and local author genres, as well as maps and locally produced greeting cards. This is our original store in Downtown Pahoa. We offer a great selection of pocket (mass market) paperbacks - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thrillers, Mysteries, Horror, and more. We trade and buy books whenever a buyer is available, or you can call for an appointment. Bring us your books, DVDs and audio books.

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