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Malaprop's Bookstore

55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734
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Ranked #6 of 62 Shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was first blown away by their collection of Hafiz. There was so much going on. I loved the atmosphere. They had author readings, book clubs and meet-ups. The staff was extremely helpful. Also, a great place to find beautiful stationary, agendas, cards and journals. I will be coming back!

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neohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

with my giggles barely hidden, as I passed by the young man singing a flat version of Katy Perry.....I entered a bookstore taken from my youth. fairly sure I spent an hour or more. not only the books and gifts, but the patrons make this quaint store worth your while. I left with fun stickers, magnets and gifts for a... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I love great little independent bookstores with character and this one has it in spades. Not pretentious, just fun and filled with great books and quirky gifts. Love that dogs have water bowls right outside and that the staff members have real opinions of what they like to read. I even found a new author to try.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Lots of cool things other than books, but great selection of those as well. I liked that a lot of individual books had staff comments and recommendations attached to them. Great little coffee spot as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I liked the selection, atmosphere, and friendly staff at this independent book shop. I was only visiting Asheville for the weekend, but they've won my loyalty. Definitely plan to support them by ordering books and gifts online instead of using Amazon.

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Spartanburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When you are in Asheville, stop by this bookstore to get a latte and a book. There are not that many small privately owned bookstores left in America and this is a really good one.

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Columbus, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a cute little bookstore with lots of character. Happened in on a book reading and signing and the place was packed. Fun to browse around. Of course, that is if you like to read.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

It really does my heart good to see an independent bookstore really thriving. We went there in search of local interest books, specifically about hiking in Asheville. The employee knew just about every possible book on the subject, she was quite impressive! She mentioned that she and other employees had been working there for years so that is one reason... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Malaprop's Bookstore is the individually owned bookstore you used to have in your town -- until the big chains bullied them out of business. It's packed full of great choices & varieties in reading, eclectic arrangements and stacks of books and gifts, and boasts a calendar of author signings and talks. If you like to read, save several hours of... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite authors was doing a reading here in August. It was the first time I'd ever been to Malaprop, I'm sorry I haven't been there sooner. It is exactly what a bookstore should be: filled with book lovers, on both sides of the sales counter. They have a wide and varied selection and they have a fantastic... More

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