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

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Great selection in most categories...

Very nice bookstore and cafe. We often browse and have a drink too. They have a wide selection in many topics. Nice folks too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Saltville, VA
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Saltville, VA
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice bookstore and cafe. We often browse and have a drink too. They have a wide selection in many topics. Nice folks too.

Thank LookingSaltville_VA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing bookstore in the heart of Asheville, with LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL orientation all over it. A small cafe to enjoy a hot beverage on a chilly day, a small but deep collection of books from local history to sci-fi, literature, cookbooks and more, are packed into this smallish store. The clerks were super helpful, and you can feel the... More 

Thank tojourneywise
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

MY FAVORITE BOOKSTORE!!! This bookstore makes me think of a time, not that long ago where independent book stores existed. It is filled with a fantastic book selection, local books and cafe. The care and love found in this place makes me wish there were more stores like this than chain bookstores. Walking down the aisles you see labels and... More 

Thank WVExplorer
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A friend had suggested Malaprop's a must see on our visit to Asheville. I loved the atmosphere, quirky shop employee. There was an author appearance that evening and the patrons were very excited. I would definitely recommend this store for unique book ideas

Thank Blessedmimi911
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a wonderful independent bookstore, the type of store that is becoming more rare in 21st century America. Wonderful selection, and it looks like they support a number of reading groups and book clubs. Asheville is fortunate to have this shop. Very helpful staff.

Thank ahur111
Princeton, New Jersey
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Looking for a new book, a cup of joe or a talk from an accomplished author, well then you have found the place. Malaprop's Bookstore has all three. Browse and buy a good read. Get a beverage of your choice at the cafe and wait for an author to discuss his/hers latest work. A great way to spend an evening.

Thank SEAN D
Newark, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

High quality local bookstore packed to the gills with everything you could possibly want to read. Great gifts section at the front of the store, and a little coffeeshop inside.

Thank Katelyn H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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.

Thank bmc007
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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 :)

Thank Elen C
Avoca, Iowa
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Amber C

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