Hawaiʻi the Big Island shopping

Top Choice Antiques in Hilo

Local Antiques & Stuff

This teeming display of local artifacts and memorabilia is a must-see. There's something for every budget: retro glass bottles, plantation-era housewares, Japanese kokeshi dolls, vintage aloha shirts, knickknacks ga…
Top Choice Books in Hilo

Still Life Books

Bibliophiles and audiophiles should set aside ample time to browse this hand-picked inventory of secondhand books and LPs. Expect literature, history, art, travel and philosophy. No potboilers. This cozy basement sp…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Waipiʻo Valley

Waipiʻo Valley Artworks

This inviting little shop wears many hats. Browse the handmade koa pieces, from rocking chairs to calabash bowls and chess sets. Snack on ice cream or sandwiches. Talk story with the friendly owner. Or park your car…
Top Choice Photography in Hilo

Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

At this unpretentious gallery, find excellent nature photography – featuring Hawai‘i's wildlife, seascapes, landscapes and lava displays – by photographers Bruce Omori and Tom Kuali‘i. There's something for all budg…
Top Choice Books in Hilo

Basically Books

A browser's paradise, this shop specializes in maps, travel guides and books about Hawaii, including a wide selection for children. Also find gifts, from toys to CDs. Staff are helpful and know their stuff.
Top Choice Books in Kailua-Kona

Kona Bay Books

The Big Island's largest selection of used books, CDs and DVDs, including Hawaiiana titles, is piled floor to ceiling in this warehouse-sized bookstore.
Top Choice Market in Keauhou Resort Area

Hoʻoulu Community Farmers Market

Unlike the touristy Kailua-Kona farmers market selling knickknacks from who-knows-where, this weekly event focuses on small-scale farm and fishing bounty, including genuine Kona coffee and flower lei. Live music, is…
Antiques in Honokaʻa

Honokaʻa Trading Company

If some of Honokaʻa aunties emptied their attics, basements and garages, the results would look like this hangar-size store. Weave through a mesmerizing collection of vintage aloha wear, local antiques, used books (…
Furniture in Hilo

Bryan Booth Antiques

Transporting a rocking chair or dining table home might be a deal breaker. But Bryan Booth's expertly restored wood furniture might convince you otherwise. In his spacious showroom, find exquisite pieces from the la…
Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona

Aliʻi Gardens Marketplace

This open-air shopping center is an exceedingly pleasant spot to while away an hour or so while perusing arts, crafts and produce. There are plenty of stalls and kiosks to get lost among, and kids can run around. No…