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Malaprop's Bookstore

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Address: 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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+1 828-254-6734
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The kind of bookstore that makes my heart go pitter-patter

Sadly, where I live, these kinds of independent bookstores don't exist anymore. All we have are two Barnes and Noble. So, when I saw this listed in the Asheville section of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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NJ
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sadly, where I live, these kinds of independent bookstores don't exist anymore. All we have are two Barnes and Noble. So, when I saw this listed in the Asheville section of our guidebook, I knew I needed to stop in. It so happened we just missed a Billy Collins reading that evening, but he was still in the store signing... More 

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Thank luvglobetrottin
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

A trip to Asheville from Cleveland and Toronto is not complete without a visit to Malaprop's Bookstore. Supporting independent bookstores is one of our passions. Malaprop's is one of the best we have visited and love to support. The breadth of topics with great selections is fantastic. We will be back.

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Thank John P
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Very nice selection of local and national writers in a perfect location in downtown Ashville. The café has good food and coffee and they host writers for book signings and lectures. I would love to call this my bookstore and will be back next trip to Ashville.

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Thank Jim E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We loved our visit to this bookstore. A welcoming place that makes time standstill as you enjoy the variety.

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Thank Kim B
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This sweet bookstore is a treasured Asheville icon. I love the staff, the book selection, eclectic array of cards and wonderful events they host. But it is the atmosphere created by the serendipitous blending of all these ingredients that truly feeds my soul. My love affair with the store began over 15 years ago when I would drive two hours... More 

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Thank Kerry D
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My husband and I were wandering around downtown while on vacation and went inside this store. I loved how many cute items they had for sale besides books. I wanted to buy more but only left with a magnet, postcard, and a stamp. Will definitely return if I'm ever in town again!

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Thank crosschrispy
Cullman, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Great place to browse around. A great selection and books and friendly service. They have lots of neat non-book items as well. Even my daughter who is not much of a reader enjoyed the store.

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Thank Melanie4876
Georgia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 

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Thank WaterBabyGeorgia
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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