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!

  • Heart of Fire by Mazie Hirono
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  • Cook Real Hawai'i: A Cookbook by Sheldon Simeon and Garrett Snyder
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  • The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
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  • Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
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  • The Diaries of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1885–1900 by David W. Forbes
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June 11th is Kamehameha Day!

  • The Life And Times Of Kamehameha by William Drake Westervelt
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  • The Hawaiian Monarchy by Maxine Mrantz
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  • Butterfly for a King By Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
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  • Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii (Hardcover) by Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau
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  • Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii (Paperback) by Samuel M. Kamakau
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  • Kohala Kuamo'o: Nae'ole's Race To Save A King (Bilingual) by Kekauleleanae'ole Kawai'ae'a
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  • Kamehameha: Destiny Fulfilled by Allan Seidan
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  • Once there was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii by Stephen Shender
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  • Kamehameha: The Rise of a King by David Eyre (Hardcover)
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  • Kamehameha: The Warrior King of Hawaii by Susan Keyes Morrison
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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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