Welcome to the New Basically Books

Take a Virtural Tour of our New Location!

After 32 years in Downtown Hilo, Basically Books is proud and excited to announce our move to a new location. We haven’t moved far, only a mile and a half down the road. Now near Banyan Drive and Ken’s, Basically Books is offering the same great products and the same great service in a brand new location.

Our new location hosts plenty of dedicated parking, and a great spot to stop on the way to both the docks and the Airport. First stop in town for visitor information, last stop for souvenirs, and always a great place to come for gifts, information, the perfect book, or a CD from our wide selection of Hawaiian music.




Come to our brand new Keiki Corner, full of Hawaii children’s books, toys, gifts, and games for all.






We are constantly looking for new books about the literature, culture, history and ecology of Hawaii. Our New Books shelf is the place to come to look for great new finds.





Our music selection is the best on the island. Come in and listen to some, or talk to our knowledgeable staff about what you’re looking for.


Whoever you’re shopping for, whether it’s an adventure loving friend, a grandchild, someone who just likes to curl up with a good book, or a great gift to pamper yourself with, Basically Books has something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at our new location!