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Malaprop's Bookstore

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Address: 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
Phone Number: 828-254-6734
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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I am a book-lover, so this was the first place I wanted to go when we got to Asheville. Malaprop's has been highly recommended to me for years, and now I know why. This is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a book-lover, so this was the first place I wanted to go when we got to Asheville. Malaprop's has been highly recommended to me for years, and now I know why. This is a WONDERFUL independent book store. Warm, inviting, current, and full of fabulous reads. I roamed for a couple of hours and happily purchased a few... More 

Thank WaterBabyGeorgia
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This bookstore is so quaint and unique. I miss book stores like this. They had a lot of local selections , which is something I really seek out when traveling. You should stop here and get a book or two and maybe a latte.

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

On a recent family outing to Asheville, I made an immediate detour for this shop, as I am a huge fan of local booksellers. These folks did not disappoint! My husband and 7-year-old son found the kids' section right away and settled in to find Waldo in one of the Where's Waldo books. My tween queen b-lined to the YA... More 

Thank SMallrich
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I love this bookstore! They have so many books, and they have a little cafe inside, too. Their displays keep it interesting, and the selection is astounding.

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Great bookstore...time flys by so quickly...friendly staff...well organized, clean yet just enough 'clutter' to feel genuine. Inexpensive entertainment while cruising downtown Asheville. A good selection of publications from the area...Asheville, WNC and NC.

Thank Ed L
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We love stopping in bookstores and this was no exception. Large selection of new books attractively arranged. Nice stop.

Thank Tom B
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I found this to a bookstore similar in nature to Barnes and Noble but smaller and more personable. There was a wide selection of books and locals seemed to enjoy the cafe food here. They were also enjoying browsing through the novels looking for something to read. This bookstore would be a good option to buy gifts for children and... More 

1 Thank Rochelle757
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Scored a Wendy McNaughton book and Elizabeth Bishop/Robert Lowell letters from the sale rack this visit; on past trips, I've lingered over graphic novels and cookbooks and enjoyed the Fire Distinguisher (spicy hot drink) in the cafe. The cashier grinned at me when I started laughing at one of the snarky counter tchotchkes. Small (at least compared to mega-stores) but... More 

1 Thank Mechaieh
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Finally, someone who knows how important a good hot chocolate is in a chilly day! Super cozy. Lots to browse besides the excellent books.

Thank Polyglotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I was here for a book signing by Kevin Hearne and was completely impressed by this bookstore! The cool little bookstore of days gone by is so hard to find anymore. Bibliophiles serving bibliophiles is the best! I only wish I lived around Asheville so I could spend more time just hanging out.

Thank Tiny E

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