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Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

1 Battle Square, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
828-252-0020
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Ranked #1 of 32 nightlife in Asheville
Type: Shops
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Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ended our evening with a slice of decadent white layered cake with blueberry cream filling and warm tea. Sitting outside under their covered walkway and people watching after purchasing a couple of books. This interesting three store wine/coffee bar and book exchange is very enjoyable. You can wander in their curvy walkways enjoying the numerous selection of books, find... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Deliriously mazelike, completely dedicated to books, books, and congenial browsing, Of course, the terrific coffee, champagne and dessert bar at the entrance is enticing all on its own. Plus, many of the previously loved books are actually affordably priced.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I happened to kinda just wander into this little jem, and boy am I glad that I did! I found some great classics that I just couldn't say no to. Cant wait to go back and explore even more!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

No internet, the lady said because it was Saturday and "it turned into a study hall". Rules were listed as don't hold a book, don't squeeze a book and don't read it. This is a used bookstore!!! Will not return. Would never by a book there. Off to wonderful Malaprops!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I almost did not go into this store because at first glance I thought it was just a "champagne bar" with a catchy name. I'm so glad I didn't miss out though! I walked in and thought it was pretty cool, but curiosity quickly turned to amazement as the shelves didn't stop! I felt like I was in a maze... More

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited Asheville with friends last week, and I had raved about the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, and especially about the guitarist who was playing the last time we visited. That was one of the highlights of the last trip. I called Friday evening to see if the guitarist was playing, and I was informed that he... More

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boston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

An unusual vintage bookstore with an eclectic selection of mainly hardcover books from classics to newer and from popular to forgotten favorites. Easy to spend time in and browse - comfortable furnishings, relaxed atmosphere. We did not indulge in the food or drinks so cannot comment. Strongly recommended for book and bookstore lovers.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Tried to enjoy some champagne here last Friday while enjoying a seat in one of the myriad of places you can find tucked away, however the server never even gave us attention, while helping others in the same area who had red wine and other drinks. The upper floor was just too stuffy and warm, not great for perusing the... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a find! Truly unique .. Classy, enthralling .. best spot to imbibe and stimulate your grey matter simultaneously ... A MUST visit when in Asheville .. I hope to return soon!

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Savannah, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were on our way to lunch when we walked around the corner where Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar is located. Of course, we opened the door and peeked inside. Books, mazes of shelves ( took me 2 tries to get to the restroom and I may not have gone the right way then), CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES!, CHAMPAGNE!!! We... More

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