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“Amazing find....must see......”

Talk Story Bookstore
Ranked #1 of 13 Shopping in Hanapepe
Certificate of Excellence
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Madison, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing find....must see......”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Unique used book store in old Hawaiian town. Visited on a Friday evening during the Art Stroll. Young musicians performing by the front door. Very welcoming young owner. Great fun to just browse the full, well stocked shelves. One could spend a great deal of time just looking at what they offer. I found a number of "must haves". Go check it out. You will not be disapppointed. A great experience...not to be found anywhere else.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Seal Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Used books full of treasures”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

This is the westernmost independent bookstore in the United States the young and very helpful proprietor tells everyone who comes in. There is a great selection of Hawaians. Lots of fiction and self help. If you need a good read while on Kauai for a week this is the place. I buy stuff here every visit to. Kauai

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Battle Ground, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great little bookstore”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

This lovely little bookstore tucks a surprising amount of volumes into a well-organized space. It was a gem to find among the galleries in Hanapepe. We got some help finding what we were looking for, but then were left alone to browse to our hearts content. Well worth the drive!

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Most western bookstore in the USA”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well stocked with vintage books and plenty of books about Hawaii. The owners love cats which lounge around the store.

Visited October 2012
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dundee
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Amazing find”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Fantastic old fashioned bookstore in a remote place. Very varied selection of books and you could not find more helpful staff, there was a buzz about the place which I have not seen shopping for a long time.

Visited July 2012
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