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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…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Holualoa

Studio 7 Fine Arts

A serene, museum-like gallery featuring prominent artist-owner Hiroki Morinoue's watercolor, oil, woodblock and sculpture pieces, and the pottery of his accomplished wife, Setsuko. Pieces draw on Japanese influences…
Music in Holualoa

Holualoa Ukulele Gallery

Inside a historic post office, owner Sam Rosen displays beautifully handcrafted ukuleles made by himself and other island luthiers. He's happy to show you his workshop and, if you've got 10 days, he'll even teach yo…
Music in Kainaliu

Kiernan Music

Friendly owner Brian Kiernan has a talent for restoring vintage ukuleles and guitars, and he's a wonderful resource whether you're a curious beginner or a serious musician looking to buy a custom-made uke or archtop…
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.
Sweets in Kainaliu

Donkey Balls

When it comes to sweets, we love Donkey Balls – and we promise it's not just for the saucy name, but for the excellent quality and diverse varieties of these beefy chocolates. Sure, the pure version is amazing, but …
Arts & Crafts in Holualoa

Kimura Lauhala Shop

Four generations of Kimuras have sold lauhala (hala tree) products in this shop, making it as much a landmark as a business. There's a beautiful selection of handcrafted artisan goods on display. Don't fall prey to …
Market in Captain Cook

South Kona Green Market

The Green Market is, in many ways, a gossip center, town hall and temporary village green for the eclectic community of South Kona. That said, it's also a place to buy fresh fruit, organic island-grown produce, arti…