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“Great bookstore”

Talk Story Bookstore
Ranked #1 of 13 Shopping in Hanapepe
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Hudson, Ohio
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150 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great bookstore”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

I love books and bookstores. If you do, this is a great place to stop. The couple who are the owners are very nice, though I have to say they are best described as "characters". The store is a lot of fun and has a great selection of Hawaii books (what a surprise). I purchased a bound copy of the script from South Pacific and a 1960s book on volcanoes. If you are in the area, definitely stop by.

Visited November 2011
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stupendous selection new/used, good prices”
Reviewed September 9, 2011

The couple running this place (sorry don't remember their names!) were friendly and
ready to help when needed. I actually could have spent 1/2 day there perusing the
great selection!!! Great spot that readers shouldn't miss. (Plus there's the Hanapepe Friday
night Art Walk--much pleasure here too.)

Visited August 2011
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Poipu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Talk Story Bookstore and Friday Evening Artist Street Fair are great outings in Hanapepe!!”
Reviewed August 28, 2011

This little jewel of a bookstore is located in the historical town of Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii and is well worth the visit! The owners tout it as the western most bookstore in America and are extremely helpful in directing patrons to their great selection of new and used books! We enjoyed perusing the shelves, chatting with the owners and petting the resident cat very much! A must see, along with the Friday evening artist's street fair, which includes local art, musicians, and food! Simply Delightful!

Visited August 2011
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Washington state
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hanapepe Friday night art festivals are great!”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Talk Story Bookstore was one of the places we visited during a Friday night art festival in Hanapepe, Kauai. As the sun went down and the tiki lights came on, people could wander around the various businesses while browsing locally crafted art and jewelry. There were food stands and live music. I loved the name of this book store and the look of the whole town. It's worth an evening visit if the festivals are happening while you're in Kauai.

Visited February 2011
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Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Support your independent bookstore”
Reviewed April 5, 2011

There's something about walking into a bookstore like Talk Story - forget the "big box" stores and Amazon.com. It's not a place where you go in, find a book and walk out like Walmart, Kmart and the now defunct Borders. Its the personal experience of browsing through dusty tomes, finding treasures, and talking to owners Ed and Cynthia Justus. Talk Story has over 40,000 books - "beach" books for visitors. gems for the bibliophile, local authors' books and more...and more... Plan to spend time there - then browse through the rest of the charming town of Hanapepe.

Visited April 2011
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