E Komo Mai…Welcome
Welcome to Basically Books! We are a family-owned independent bookstore located in historic downtown Hilo on
the Big Island of Hawaii, facing beautiful Hilo Bay.
***NEW EXTENDED HOURS***
Monday thru Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Phone: (808) 961-0144
Fax: (808) 935-1553
We specialize in Hawaiian books, and stock a wide selection of current Hawaiiana literature. Our selection
includes history, fiction, travel guides, natural history, marine science, children's books, and much more. We also
specialize in rare and out of print Hawaiian books—we may have that hard-to-find book that you're looking for!
Basically Books is also the largest map dealership in Hilo and on the Big Island—in fact, we are sometimes
called "The Map Shop." Check out our Maps page for more information!
In addition to all of this, we carry a large selection of Hawaiiana gifts, many of them made right here in the
We don't have online ordering yet, but you can email us or give
us a call at (808) 961-0144 (Hawaii Island) or 1-800-903-MAPS (Toll Free). If you find yourself in Hilo, please come
visit us at 160 Kamehameha Avenue, and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you find what you're looking
for. Discover for yourself why we are more than a bookstore!
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