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Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

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Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 1 Battle Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-252-0020
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Coolest bookstore in the country!

I spent two afternoons in this bookstore and loved it! What is cooler than a champagne bar and books? The first afternoon I ordered some coffee and spent a few hours reading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I spent two afternoons in this bookstore and loved it! What is cooler than a champagne bar and books? The first afternoon I ordered some coffee and spent a few hours reading. The second afternoon I ordered hummus with crackers and an iced tea. Really enjoyed my time in this beautiful bookstore and could have spent my whole Asheville vacation... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located in the Grove Arcade building, the Book Exchange is a delightful stop if you love books AND wine. Stop first at the bar and select your beverage, then wander the stacks to find a literary favorite or treasure. Collector's books, first editions, signed copies, and more. Then cozy up in a club chair or sit outside and sip and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great concept. Unique place. Sip your drink, seat your comfortable old chair, your kids can play cards and you can enjoy your book.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I heard about this place before we visited Asheville, so it was a must on my to-do list. I am so glad we stopped by! I am a lover of books and I was not disappointed by this cozy, unique store. I ordered a flute of prosecco and browsed the stacks of books. It was quiet and I wish that... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a cool bookstore downtown. We didn't stay long but it looked like the perfect place for a book club to meet or to just spend an afternoon relaxing.

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Durham, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A local friend recommended going in and checking out this store because it is one of her favorite places to get some writing done. If I lived in Asheville, I'd probably be here once a week or more for exactly that purpose. The ambiance is amazing, with shelves full of books and places to sit/tables around every corner. I felt... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was a highlight on our itinerary in Asheville. After walking in I got a glass of brut rose and started browsing the books. They had thousands of titles and tons of sections ranging from self help to biographies, cooking and fiction. It had a homey and comfortable feel really making it a comfortable experience, the store and its stewards... More 

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south florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

BOOKS, CHAMPAGNE, ESPRESSO and PUPS, really is there anything more to say? Other than I wish I had thought of this. A really fun place to kick back and have a beverage and a snack and enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by books.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Books. Coffee. Wine. Champagne. Animal companions. Nice people. Comfy chairs in delightful nooks. On... and on... and on... and on... A must visit place when in Asheville.

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JMNYC_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stopped here for a break from the heat while shopping. We had our dog with us an was able to bring her in and enjoy a cold drink and relax for a while. Place is unique and I highly recommend stopping in.

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Address: 1 Battle Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-252-0020
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville

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