BookEnds in Kailua celebrated their 20th anniversary last April.
This independent neighborhood bookstore has an extensive selection of new and used books.
In an age of Amazon and online shopping, owner Pat Banning believes their success is due to their friendly and knowledgeable staff.
“We have personality! And opinions, and lots of help, suggestions and there’s hands-on browsability,” she says.
“We also have an oddball selection of stuff that’s fun to look at and touch, and we try and change a lot,” says Banning.
BookEnds is located at 600 Kailua Road, Suite 126.
Hours are Mon-Sat 9 am to 8 pm, Sun 9 am to 5 pm.