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Address: 3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
Phone Number: (808) 335 - 6469
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Ahh...a Bookstore from the days Before Amazon

This amazing bookstore is a destination! Brings back good memories of hours spent surrounded by books. There is even a friendly bookstore cat (Celeste) roaming around. Kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
San Jose, CA

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice selection of books, features a number of Hawaiian authors, friendly staff and it is not the usual chain operation. I believe Friday night is the big party night in Hanapepe with a street fair like atmosphere

Thank cubanoca
San Jose, CA
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166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing bookstore is a destination! Brings back good memories of hours spent surrounded by books. There is even a friendly bookstore cat (Celeste) roaming around. Kids (young & old) were enjoying this place. There are new & used books for sale; and the service provided by the employees is top notch! If you need to pick up more books... More 

Thank TravelTea
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Cynthia was a wonder! No matter what genre (I like fiction, my husband likes nonfiction) she helped us find wonderful books. They have an excellent selection! In addition, they play great music by local artists, so I bought some beautiful hawaiian music too! Wish we lived here so we could go here all the time. The only trouble you will... More 

Thank TazRad
Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband worked thru all his books early on our trip and this was the only bookstore we heard of on the island. It's also the only one any book lover would need! Worth the drive. Great selection, and good mix of new and used. Used were reasonably priced and mostly in good to great condition. Nice owner, and a... More 

Thank alp612
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If this bookstore didn't exist on our tiny island, life would be grimmer. The broad windows lure you inside where you can browse amidst tall, stuffed, bookshelves and find treasures. Owners Cynthia and Ed Justus are not only very friendly but also knowledgeable. Want to find a vintage Star Wars figure? out of date Hawaii history books? That favorite detective... More 

Thank nanijudie
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came down on the first night of our honeymoon and she fell in love with this store. She kept saying she wished we had one in New Orleans.

Thank Sean L
Monument, Colorado
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is both a new and used bookstore, offering local touches like a fresh, free starfruit to browsers. The owner is helpful without intruding, and the store itself has lots of titles and a breadth in its offerings that put most bookstores, Mainland or otherwise, to shame. Reminds you why we should support the independent bookseller. Come here to find... More 

Thank Foodandfrolic
Diamond Bar, California
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You have to stop in here if you are in the area. The owners (and their cat) are friendly and knowledgably (not the cat, but he is friendly). A wide selection of books, and a special section for local authors. And you can brag that you have been to the western-most bookstore in the United States!

Thank Kirk F
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This store was a brilliant find on our trip to Kauai. Hanapepe, like Waimea, is like a town stuck in the 1950s - in a good way. Quaint, cute and awesome, this shop had a great selection of new, used and vintage titles. They had loads of cool stuff about Hawaii, but also a great section for kids, comics, graphic... More 

Thank AndoBeatts
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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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