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“Rescued on a rainy day!”
Review of Kona Bay Books

Kona Bay Books
Ranked #11 of 55 Shopping in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was raining so hard that you could hardly see down the road, much less the beach. What better day than to find a bookstore. And what a store! Aisle upon aisle of well organized used books that would appeal to any bibliophile's heart; we found troves of out-of-print treasures, and fell in love with yet another part of Hawaii. Check out the waves, and then check out the books!

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I LOVE books and I LOVE this bookstore. They have a large, well organized, warehouse space behind Island Naturals in the Old Industrial. Their employees are friendly, knowledgeable, and love books. Their used book prices are not 'cheap' but, then again, they're paying rent and employees. If you want cheap books, go to a library book sale or Amazon....and, by the way, good luck finding that special book. Theirs is not your 'usual' business model. They will take your used books and give you store credit. How cool is that? They have a huge inventory which includes dvds and, now, cds. I don't think they're going to get rich on their business model, but I hope they do well enough to stick around.

3  Thank Nancy Z
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This used book store is the largest and best organized that I have found anywhere in the Hawaiian islands. They also will ship your books home for you for 1.50 per pound. Be advised however that the used book prices found here are about triple of the prices you find at mainland used bookstores. I found several hard to find books, and while triple the price, they were in good condition and worth it given their scarcity. Books for kids and rare books as well.

2  Thank charlesodonnell
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Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile
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