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Address: 3785 Hanapepe Road, PO Box 770, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
Phone Number: (808) 335 - 6469
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From a friendly welcome to personalized recommendations this bookstore (the farthest west bookstore in the 50 states) is a real gem. I could've browsed in here for hours. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

From a friendly welcome to personalized recommendations this bookstore (the farthest west bookstore in the 50 states) is a real gem. I could've browsed in here for hours. It's small but big, if you know what I mean. Everything is well organized and well labeled. There is a mix of old and new. And what did I find in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the kind of warm and inviting bookstore that I used in work in the early 90's that almost went instinct in the era of Borders and B&N. It's geared toward quietly browsing for hours, or a quick in and out to grab something for the beach. I highly recommend a lovely chat with the owners as they guide... More 

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Urbandale
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Reminds me of the old time bookstores. The choice of new and old books was amazing! There were so many books jammed into this small place but yet it was very organized. My husband and I both found books that we were looking for. All kinds of books here for all ages. Could easily have stayed lots longer!

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Kauai, Hawaii
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have been to bookstores all over the world and this one is my favorite. Not only do the owners Cynthia and Ed greet you as you come in "welcome to the Western most book store in the USA" but they know their stuff, they recommend books, show you where to find a book, and are eager to help you.... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The farthest west independent bookstore in the United states does not rival Powel's books in Portland for completeness or Vroman's in Pasadena for bustle but the owners make up for it in warmth. Cynthia gave me two stools for my comfort while going through the used books on CD that are on a low shelf. Every so often Ed calls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem of a bookstore. It has a most interesting collection of new and used books in many different genres. It ranges from hardcover classics to bestsellers to Zen Buddhism to old but beach-ready paperbacks to gardening and cookbooks. The owners are sure to welcome you and help if you want it but leave you alone to browse... More 

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Kauai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Love the western - most book store in America located in Hanapepe Kauai. Ed and Cynthia just celebrated 10 years in business and are the only bookstore on Kauai. They will order for you if your book is not in stock. With 1000's to choose from there is something for everyone. Plus there's a resident cat.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Hanapepe is not far from Poipu, it is worth the drive. I love bookstores and this one has lots of new and used and all topics. The owners are so friendly,welcoming everyone and after talking for a few minutes, leading you a book you might find interesting. She even found another customer that was having the same experiences as me... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is an awesome book store with many wonderful selections. Stop in to peruse the large selection of books or just to talk story with the owner. Great book store in the Hustoric town of Hanapepe...they even offer Kama aina rates.

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Bakersfield, California
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Friendly and knowledgeable owners. I wanted a book of Kauai legends and Cynthia recommended two. I chose "More Kaua'i Tales" by Frederick B. Wichman. Delightful book with great illustrations. I wish I had had more time to explore the store.

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Address: Address: 3785 Hanapepe Road, PO Box 770, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
Phone Number: (808) 335 - 6469
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanapepe

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