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Address: 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-254-6734
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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133 reviews 133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
34 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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