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Basically Books

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Celebrating 35 years of

Discovery, Connections, Education, and Culture

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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 Diaries of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1885–1900 by David W. Forbes
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 2 by Davida Malo, Charles Langlas, et al.
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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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  • No Place Like Home by Susan Wackerbarth
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  • Hawaiian Prayers for Life Events by Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva
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Olelo Hawaii Collection

  • Ano Lani Hawaiian Mystic Moon Chart 2021-22 Kahu Silva
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  • The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo Volume 2 by Davida Malo, Charles Langlas, 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 1: Ka ‘Ōlelo Kumu by Davida Malo and Jeffrey Lyon
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  • Instant Hawaiian by Jack Christensen, Kalani Meinecke, et al.
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  • Hānau Ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names (English and Hawaiian Edition) by Collette Leimomi Akana
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  • Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert
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  • Kumu Cards Deck 2 Pu’u Pepa ‘Elua
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  • Kumu Cards Deck 1 Pu'u Pepa 'Ekahi
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  • Nā Kai 'Ewalu Beginning Hawaiian Lessons, Textbook 1 by William H. Wilson
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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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1672 Kamehameha Ave.

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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Sunday, CLOSED

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