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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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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Asheville residents are very fortunate to have this fine locally-owned bookstore. (Coffee shop in the front is a bonus.) The stock is well-selected, with sections featuring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Asheville residents are very fortunate to have this fine locally-owned bookstore. (Coffee shop in the front is a bonus.) The stock is well-selected, with sections featuring regional authors, bookclub choices, and visiting authors. Staff are helpful.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great book shop, small area for coffee and cakes. I asked about books on 2 different subjects and the woman working there said they have nothing, so I left. I came back several days later and went through the shelves and found books on the subjects I was interested in. So... look rather than ask. They have a large used... More 

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Spartanburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Every time we visit Asheville we stop here. The selection is very good and the coffee is great. The store is very progressive so there are a lot of interesting books. The staff is always helpful is has really nice recommendations.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is an absolutely incredible independent bookstore--one of the largest independent bookstores in the country. And, for anyone who cares about reading and loves books, it's a must-stop place. Their selection of books is wonderful, and everyone who works there loves books; they have a calling, not merely a job. In addition to all the books, the store also boasts... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's not the biggest bookstore, but if you love books and are in Asheville, you must go here. Great book related gifts, fabulous book choices made by book loving readers. Refreshing to visit an indi bookstore with personality and choices for readers of all ages

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Malaprop's Bookstore

Address: Address: 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-254-6734
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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