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Malaprop's Bookstore

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Address: 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-254-6734
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wonderful visit!

We were on an afternoon tour of Asheville; when we ate lunch, one person noticed on her iPhone that Malaprop's was nearby. After finishing, we ran there to see the bookstore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were on an afternoon tour of Asheville; when we ate lunch, one person noticed on her iPhone that Malaprop's was nearby. After finishing, we ran there to see the bookstore. Six retired teachers, including a librarian, were in heaven here! Great displays. Would have loved to stay longer.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a find! From local authors, surprise picks, staff choices, banned titles, to FREE book selections...pet friendly with treats at the counter & a wonderful coffee café. What's not to love? Ready for my blind date :)

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Avoca, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stopped here during our trip to Asheville because it's a great local shop. My 12 year old (who LOVES books) and I browsed for at least and hour. It was great. They give great recommendations from the staff on books. I could have stayed here all day.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My family, including 7 and 12 year olds, enjoyed browsing through store. They had lots of interesting authors scheduled for readings (unfortunately we were not there for any of them). Interesting books highlighted on book shelves and fun non-book items scattered around the store.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Before Barnes and Nobles, you had to hunt down a real book store. When I was growing up, there was one 2 towns over in a little purple single family style house. The first floor was converted into a bookstore with many different rooms- and within each, new treasures to discover. Malaprop's Bookstore is like that bookstore. It is organized... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a nice bookstore to spend some time in. It might not have the selection of a Barnes and Noble, but it surely has enough selection for most. I enjoyed browsing the aisles. Liked the bookshelf with "banned" books from different areas. Thought it was funny to read why they had been banned. Liked the selection of books covered... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Portland has Powell's, New York City has the Strand, and Asheville has Malaprop's. It's a great small, non-chain bookstore. Asheville is small business friendly and this lovely bookstore is a great example of that.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Malaprop's is an old fashioned bookstore with wooden floors and a wonderful variety of books and gift items. I especially enjoy the selection of books on Asheville, NC, arts, decorating and fun activities. We go to many, many presentations by not only regional authors but national authors. The programs are excellent.

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The few times we've made it to Asheville, we always stop by Malaprops for a browse. They always have an eclectic selection with oddities that I wouldn't find in a big-box location and show lots of support to local and area authors and subjects. I recommend this store to any book lover.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lovely book store with a cafe attached. I love to roam through book stores, and this one was no different. Lots a great titles, fun items (cards, games, arts and crafts kits, etc.). Right downtown in Asheville --

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