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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734
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Ranked #123 of 632 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is such a great bookstore and community center!I found a stack of books I will never see at the monolithic chains. Great cafe, tee shirts as well.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by here after having some great chocolate across the street. I was hoping for a good cup of coffee and a nice place to read. The atmosphere was acceptable. There were some louder patrons but expected with a cafe/bookstore. However the coffee was lacking. Add to that the centipede that dropped down on my wife and we walked... More

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Murfreesboro, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I love the local flair and feel of the bookstore. The atmosphere is much more relaxed than larger bookstores.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a must go to place for me when in Asheville. After selecting and purchasing a book I grabbed a cup of house light roast coffee. I sat in the comfortable seating area and enjoyed the coffee and people watched for a while. I'm easily distracted so I saved the book for later but many others were reading.

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Clermont, Florida
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538 reviews 538 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had a couples of mugs of Joe at this bookstore that is a nice relic of the past. The Joe was good and the place a treasure for the eyes. This display of books is really inviting.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had stepped in here so we could get some caffeine in our system, and I absolutely fell in love with the place. I had their vanilla and honey soy latte (I think it was called wolf in sheep's clothing), which tasted wonderful. Unfortunately, I discovered I am allergic to large amounts of soy and had to throw the drink... More

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Hong Kong, China
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268 reviews 268 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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