Basically Books FAQ

Basically Books in Downtown Hilo FAQBasically Books FAQ

Confused? That’s okay, a little confusion is good for the soul!

But let’s see if we can’t clear a little bit of it up for you.

Q: Where are you?!

A: We are located at 160 Kamehameha Avenue in historic Downtown Hilo, facing beautiful Hilo Bay, with majestic Maunakea as the backdrop to our morning drive to work every day. In other words, we are located in literal paradise on earth. (For more practical directions, there is a map at the bottom of every page, including this one!)

Q: Do you have (insert mainstream/niche book title) in stock?

A: Because we are primarily a Hawaiiana bookstore, chances are, no, we do not. But don’t despair! We are able to order nearly any title that is readily available! Give us a call and ask! Chances are we can get it, generally within two weeks.

Q: Do you have (insert old/small run/out of print book title) in stock?

A: If it’s about Hawaii, maybe! We have a small Out Of Print selection that changes frequently. It can’t hurt to ask! For more general used books, check out one of Hilo’s great used Bookstores, Hilo Bay Books, Book Buyers, or Still Life Books!

Q: Do you have maps?

A: We have topographic and road maps of the Hawaii Islands, as well as maps of every U.S. state, and many countries, as well as guide books for many of the same.

Q: Do you ship?

A: Yes! We ship flat rate domestic and international!