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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

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55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734
Today
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Place for Peace

Malaprops is an independent bookstore where you can relax, read and have a bite in the middle of town. There are often things going on in the Cafe for some unexpected fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Western North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Malaprops is an independent bookstore where you can relax, read and have a bite in the middle of town. There are often things going on in the Cafe for some unexpected fun.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

So quaint - a little of everything offered. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Just sort of stumbled upon this shop but so glad we did.

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Buffalo, NY
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

On a recent visit to Asheville, my husband and I strolled around the downtown area after lunch. As an avid reader, I cannot resist a good bookstore. I went in to look for a good book to read on my way home. The store had a nice selection of books. They advertised book signings by authors throughout the month. Many... More 

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asheville, nc
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167 reviews 167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Malaprop's is a fabulous independent bookstore and cafe. They have readings by authors almost weekly. The cafe has a fairly small range of offerings, but the bookstore gives you an opportunity to be introduced to books you might not otherwise see -- books of local interest, books for feminists and a wide range of topics of interest to our community.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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157 reviews 157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Well-stocked locally-owned small bookstore with helpful staff and displays featuring local authors. A coffee shop adds to the pleasure of browsing here.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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345 reviews 345 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped for a leisurely coffee and were rushed as they want dot set up the tables for the book club. Food choices just okay but the coffee was good.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Malaprops is what a bookstore should be - a welcoming space filled with delights for book lovers of all ages and interests. The staff members really know their inventory and are always happy to help. And, the frequent talks by authors have become one of my favorite Asheville activities. Note: the store itself is dog-friendly but, if you want to... More 

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Rainsville, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-6734

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
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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