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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Hawaii

The best list of independent Hawaii bookstores


We specialize in a diverse selection of over 100,000 fine secondhand, new, and out-of-print books, as well as locally-made gifts, LPs and Hawaiian records, Hawaiian Slack Key & Ukulele lesson courses, and much more!

  • City Title Hilo
  • Address 1 1672 Kamehameha Ave
  • Phone (808) 961-0144
  • 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
  • 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

Awakening In Paradise has everything needed for the your journey to self discovery, healing & joy. Offering handpicked selections of educational literature, healing crystals, meditation tools, clothing for your travels & beautiful jewelry. Along with much, much, more! The amazing energy that meets your the moment you walk in the door is enough to keep you coming back time and time again.


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