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Talk Story Bookstore, Hanapepe

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We specialize in a diverse selection of over 100,000 fine secondhand, new, and out-of-print books, as well as locally-made gifts, LPs and Hawaiian records, Hawaiian Slack Key & Ukulele lesson courses, and much more!

GET STORE CREDIT WITH YOUR USED BOOKS!

Bring in any books that you are done with and get an in-store credit value for use in the store!

WE WILL ORDER BOOKS! Whether its new, used, or rare, we can find it!

RESIDENTS--10% KAMA'AINA DISCOUNT on all secondhand books!

VISITING? WE SHIP BOOKS HOME!

Regardless of where you live, we can ship any books you purchase, either Standard or Priority Mail!

We Accept All Major Credit Cards

Shirt-Shorts-Shoes/Sandals Required for Everyone

Live entertainment during the weekly "Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk" from 6:00pm-9:00pm!

Talk Story Bookstore -- "Great Books! Great Prices!"
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  • Talk Story is the westernmost bookstore in the US, and if you're a book lover like me it's a must visit when coming to Kauai. Huge selection of mostly used books, including a big section of vintage... 
    Talk Story is the westernmost bookstore in the US, and if you're a book lover like me it's a must visit when coming to Kauai. Huge selection of mostly used books, including a big section of vintage...  more »
  • There were so many books to choose from, new, used, children's, historical, just wonderful browsing and buying. 
    There were so many books to choose from, new, used, children's, historical, just wonderful browsing and buying.  more »
  • I'd say it's the highlight of the town. From the outside, the building itself looks like it could collapse at any moment. Inside (and quite structurally-sound), it is a well-organized local... 
    I'd say it's the highlight of the town. From the outside, the building itself looks like it could collapse at any moment. Inside (and quite structurally-sound), it is a well-organized local...  more »
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  • I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out “The Westernmost Bookstore in the United States” while in Kauai for a workcation. The Talk Story Bookstore is exactly what you want in a quaint book store with a mix of new and old books, some great gifts, and a cat! The cat wasn’t cooperative for a photo so excuse me for not including a pic. I did pick up a couple of books that I previously hadn’t heard of and am excited to read.
  • I love stopping into different bookstores wherever I go. This one is the furthest west bookstore in the USA. It is a cool little store and appears the be well and thoughtfully operated.
  • We ran out of books to read on our vacation, so had to find an "emergency" bookstore. This place was an unexpected gem and is TOTALLY worth a visit. I would recommend heading here at the beginning of your trip and picking up a Kauai history or tourism book! They also feature gifts, art, and books by local businesses and authors. I wish we had found this place sooner, and I wish we had time to return so I could trade in all of the books I read before leaving!
  • What a wonderful little bookstore! One of the highlights of my visit to Kauai with my wife. They have an admirable selection of used books and new releases, the artwork and stickers made my day, and on top of it all they have a BOOKSTORE MASCOT? Celeste rang the bell for her treat because she’s The Boss, and Yuriko’s stickers of her are adorable. This was the BEST “Westernmost Bookstore in the U.S.”!
  • “All proceeds go to me.” - Celeste_the_cat_boss The owner said that the cat’s Instagram has more followers than the bookstore itself. No kidding. Nicely decorated, fully air conditioned, and with a good selection of books to browse. We found the newest edition of “The ultimate Kauai Guidebook”, and a used hardback novel in tiptop condition from 2021.

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