• WE'VE MOVED!!!

  • Visit our new location @ 334 Kilauea Ave

WE'VE MOVED!!!

Visit our new location @ 334 Kilauea Ave

Curated Selection Now Available Online

Welcome to Basically Books Online! We've put together a curated selection of our inventory for your shopping convenience, with more product to go up regularly as we continue to expand our online offerings, so check back often! If you want an item you do not see on our site, please Call us at (808) 961-0144 or Email Us with any questions. We also do special orders for non-Hawaii titles of every kind for no additional fee. Get in touch today!

Exciting New Releases!

  • The Codebreaker's Secret: A WWII Novel by Sara Ackerman
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  • Reawakened: Traditional Navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa by Jeff Evans
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  • Hilo: A Place In Time (Excerpts from the Hilo Tribune And The Hawaii Herald) compiled by Charles M. Wills, Jr.
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  • Ka Po’e Mo’o Akua: Hawaiian Reptilian Water Deities Marie Alohalani Brown
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  • Common Forest Trees of Hawaii by Elbert L. Little and Roger G. Skolmen
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  • Kīpuka: Finding Refuge in Times of Change edited by Donald Carreira Ching
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  • Red Dirt by Scott Kikkawa
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  • Honu 5690 by Shaowei Liu
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  • A to Z Cut Loose in Hawaii by Andrew Imamura
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  • 123 Cut Loose in Hawaii by Andrew Imamura
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Learn About Hawaiian Culture

  • Ano Lani: Ano Honua - A Heavenly Nature, An Earthly Nature: A Spiritual Guide to the Hawaiian Lunar Calendar by Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva
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  • Ano Lani Hawaiian Mystic Moon Chart 2021-22 Kahu Silva
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  • Olelo Noeau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui
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  • Nānā i ke Kumu: Helu 'Ekolu (Vol 3) by Lynette K. Paglaniwan, Richard Likeke Pagliniwan, Dennis Kauahi, and Valli Kalei Kanuha
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 2 by Davida Malo, Charles Langlas, et al.
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 1: Ka ‘Ōlelo Kumu by Davida Malo and Jeffrey Lyon
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  • Ancient Hawaii by Herb Kawainui Kane
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  • Practical Folk Medicine Of Hawaii by Likeke R. McBride
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  • Ohana Means Family (Hardcover) by Loomis Ilima
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  • Nānā I Ke Kumu Look to the Source: Volume II by Mary Kawena Pukui, E.W. Haertig, Catherine A. Lee
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Learn About Hawaiian History

  • Sovereign Sugar (Paper)
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  • Ke Kumu Aupuni: The Foundation of Hawaiian Nationhood (Hardcover) by Samuel Kamakau, translated by Puakea Nogelmeier
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  • Leveraging Sovereignty: Kauikeaouli by J. Susan Corley
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  • Connecting the Kingdom by Peter Mills
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  • Ke Kumu Aupuni: The Foundation of Hawaiian Nationhood (Paperback) by Samuel Kamakau, translated by Puakea Nogelmeier
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  • Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawai‘i? by Jon M. Van Dyke
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  • Reawakened: Traditional Navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa by Jeff Evans
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  • Hilo: A Place In Time (Excerpts from the Hilo Tribune And The Hawaii Herald) compiled by Charles M. Wills, Jr.
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  • Ka Po’e Mo’o Akua: Hawaiian Reptilian Water Deities Marie Alohalani Brown
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  • The Monarchy Series: O Liliʻuokalani by Ruby Hasegawa Lowe
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Learn Olelo Hawaii

  • Ano Lani Hawaiian Mystic Moon Chart 2021-22 Kahu Silva
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  • Instant Hawaiian by Jack Christensen, Kalani Meinecke, et al.
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  • Hawaiian Prayers for Life Events by Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 2 by Davida Malo, Charles Langlas, et al.
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  • Nā Kai 'Ewalu Beginning Hawaiian Lessons, Textbook 1 by William H. Wilson
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  • Kumu Cards Deck 2 Pu’u Pepa ‘Elua
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  • Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert
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  • Ke Ao Nani, He Puke Hua'olelo 1000 by Alohalani Housman
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  • Hānau Ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names (English and Hawaiian Edition) by Collette Leimomi Akana
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  • Kumu Cards Deck 1 Pu'u Pepa 'Ekahi
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A lovely Hawaiian bookstore with contemporary books and a large children's section. They also have maps, gifts and cultural items. There was a nice selection of cookbooks and accessories like spices as well. Also, the restroom was clean. The owner and staff are friendly and welcoming.

Charlotte Dungan

Brick & mortar bookstores are few and far between in Hawaii so I was happy to find this little gem. The selection was excellent for such a small shop. I noticed that rather than have 20 copies each of a few editions, they have 1 or 2 copies from a large variety. Check out the classics section.

Christine Petersen

Best place for maps, all kinds of dust collectors and knick knacks, some useful, all beautiful. Postcards, jewelry, Petroglyph Press books(Hawaiian genre) etc. Good spot for high end souvenirs, but also something in every price range. Worth a visit if you're looking for something to do that's not a box store.

Sian Teske

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Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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Sunday, CLOSED

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