We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Talk Story Bookstore

3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
Review Highlights
Nice well-stocked store in old Hanapepe town

Talk Story TOTALLY fits in on this funky old-timey street, that's for sure. WIDE selection of books... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Jose, California
via mobile
A Kauai Must-See

What a store! Chatting with owners Cynthia and Ed Justus and browsing the shelves of Talk Story... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Read all 99 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“united states” (11 reviews)
“book store” (20 reviews)
3785 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-6469
Write a Review
Reviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Talk Story TOTALLY fits in on this funky old-timey street, that's for sure. WIDE selection of books of all kinds, especially for such a small space. Really surprising. Nice people. Being a comic book collector, I definitely needed to stop there. I mean – how...More

Thank mikebromberg1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a store! Chatting with owners Cynthia and Ed Justus and browsing the shelves of Talk Story almost made me miss my flight, but that would have been worth it, too. They reminded me of my love of books and how hopeful it feels to...More

Thank mdlesq
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Brought 3 books with me to read on our flight and stay in Kauai and read all three before we had been here 4 days. So ran into this Bookstore in Hanapepe and feel in love. New books, Old Books, First Editions! Met one of...More

Thank Marsha A
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

What a terrific bookstore! It was a real treat to stumble upon this place when we visited Hanapepe. This shop has a great mix of both old and new books. There are lots of books about Hawaii and by Hawaiian authors too. The shop cat,...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We happened across Hanapepe by accident, after being offered a lift there by a Tourist Guide as a place worth visiting during the Friday Night Art Walk thing. We agreed to find our own way home, but had trouble raising a cab back to Poi'pu....More

1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We always find gems in this bookstore! Check it out when in Hanapepe! It had new and used books to enrich your life ;)

Thank ouulinda
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Labeled as the farthest western US book store, it is an interesting independent book store to add to the shops that need to be visited in Hanapee Town

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

What a treat to come across this gem of a bookstore! Owners are a delight and don't miss out on meeting the bookstore cat Celeste.

Thank quiltmom
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Of all the used bookstores I've visited his place is the best! They have a lot of old, rare books as well as newer titles. Honestly there's something here for everyone (e.g. Comics, vinyl, sheet music, and any genre you can think of). They will...More

Thank Kyle Z
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We make the trip from Princeville to the Talk Story Bookstore every trip to Kauai. You could spend hours there. There is a vast selection of new and used books to chose from. I especially enjoy the selection of books on the history of Kauai....More

Thank AKNomads
Nearby Restaurants
Lappert's Hawaii
370 reviews
.52 km away
Little Fish Coffee Hanapepe
151 reviews
.22 km away
Midnight Bear Breads
66 reviews
.10 km away
Port Allen Sunset Grill & Bar
202 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures
4,594 reviews
1.06 km away
Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
262 reviews
.12 km away
Holo Holo Charters
3,053 reviews
1.07 km away
Swinging Bridge
251 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Talk Story Bookstore staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines