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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734
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Ranked #107 of 602 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is every book-lovers idea of how a book shop should be. From the interesting arrangements of books to the family friendly children section, from the excellent coffee shop to drink your coffee and read your book to the excellent assistants. It may be raining, snowing or windy outside but inside this lovely bookshop its always summer

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Rougemont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very helpful staff and YUMMY different flavored of coffee.... I had ginger mocha and it was GREAT!!! I would definitely return again!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great local vibe, fun gifts, yummy coffee! My daughter made me stop there before we left to get some coffee for the road.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Always a fan of the independent bookstore, I could have spent hours here (only traveling through town with limited time). Books galore, artfully displayed with the "Staff Recommendations" I always appreciate. Other items for sale were interesting, quirky, useful, artsy....could have spent a fortune. Will make sure to allow more time next time we're in the area.

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Cary NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

In the era of giant chain booksellers it's always nice to find an independent bookstore and this one is a winner. It's extremely well-stocked and has a café. My favorite part is the handwritten recommendations by the employees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Since I was in an espresso hunt and not focusing on the bookstore, I felt satisfied but not overwhelmed. I would go back but not for the espresso. But the book selection seemed terrific!

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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Malaprop's is one of the best indy bookstores around. Always good interesting books of great variety. Knowledgeable employees. Good readings and book signings. And also excellent coffee!! A great place to browse and find the perfect book.

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Western NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Bookstore has a great location and the cafe is a nice place to cool off during the heat of the day with a frozen mocha. i could spend several hours in Malaprops!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Wonderful independent bookstore in the heart of downtown Asheville. Excellent selection of books, including local and regional writers. Helpful staff are ready to make recommendations. Hosts great events, too.

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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Would recommend this as an Asheville attraction! Would definitely suggest a visit to this one-of-a-kind bookstore. Excellent variety of book selections, warm, friendly, neighborhood atmosphere with very helpful service. And a comfortable little cafe adds much to the atmosphere! Don't miss it!

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