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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734
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Ranked #93 of 646 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

In the age of electronic books, it's lovely to walk into a flesh and blood bookstore and enjoy the tactile sensation of picking up a book and thumbing through it. I enjoyed the staff recommended displays. It's always fun to see what people surrounded by books all day like to read. The store is well laid out and things were... More 

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Rainsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very homey appealing bookshop...the real version that big book store chains try to copy. Neat coffee and sandwich shop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Love supporting independent bookstores...and Malaprop's and Downtown Books are fantastic examples! Always find an unexpected gem!

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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Malaprop's is a stop we make every time we go to Asheville. I love that the cafe has the option of using a ceramic cup for dine-in. And when I do get a coffee or tea to go, it's not in styrofoam. Yay! Many of the snacks are local made and often we see a vegan snack or two. We... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

One of America's last great bookstores where anyone can find something that they want to read. It is places like this that keep me reading books instead of an e-reader because half the fun is wondering around the store and checking out all they have to offer.

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Augusta, Georgia
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love this place! It is Not a large bookstore, but authors adore it and support it with loads of booksignings. It is a quirky place and the staff are good. There is a section on local flora and fauna, great maps and local authors. The tiny cafe makes some lovely coffees and Italian sodas. The bathroom is clean and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stopped in at Malaprop's during our walk through downtown Asheville. We found Malaprop's to be a cool little bookstore in the heart of downtown. It has a café and plenty of space to relax and enjoy and book and a drink.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What's not to love? Malaprop's offers a nice blend of local authors, unusual gifts, great coffee, and yummy pastries. Periodic book signings, poetry readings, and other author events make this one of the most "connected" book shops in WNC. The community bulletin board is a "must read" to find out what is happening in Asheville and beyond. Great shop, perfect... More 

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birmingham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

nice indy bookstore located downtown. always having book signing and discussions. the staff is very knowledgeable. the cafe is also good.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and the selection- we had a fantastic time! We are repeat customers and we love stopping by when we visit Asheville!

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Additional Information about Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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