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 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


This fabulous and small indie bookshop has a great selection of used and new books, including a lot of Hawaiiana. Staff are great with recommendations; there are 'beach books' for $1 to $4.
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 Books in Kaunakakai

Kalele Bookstore & Divine Expressions

New and used books, local artworks and loads of local culture and travel advice. Few locals walk past without dropping in to say hi.
Books in Puʻunene

Old Puʻunene Bookstore

This shack has served as a used books store since 1913. It’s a bit musty, but the selection is wide and it still sells most of them for a quarter! Pick up secondhand DVDs and CDs here too. All proceeds go to Maui Pu…
Books in Keauhou Resort Area

Kona Stories

Independent bookstore with a strong Hawaiiana section, which hosts community events for kids and adults. It's near KTA Super Store.
Books in Kapaʻa

Rhiannon's Kauai Spirit

A bookstore with a metaphysical lean, which means lots of tarot and goddess cards, incense and candles, crystals, amulets and charms, oh, and books on empowerment, ancient wisdom, and, um, chakras. You know, if you …
Books in Hilo

Big Island BookBuyers

This welcoming, owner-operated secondhand bookstore sells all genres, including Hawaiiana (some new), travel (some new), religion, cookbooks, history, fiction and mass paperbacks.