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“Like discovering a Secret Garden!”

Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
Ranked #4 of 111 Shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Kennebunk, Maine
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Like discovering a Secret Garden!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you love wine- go! If you love books, particularly old treasures- must go! If you're a dog fan- even better! If you are all 3 like my husband & I you can't miss this when in Asheville!
The building is amazing, the art, oriental rugs, lighting- it's executed BRILLIANTLY!

Visited April 2013
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great place for wine and conversation!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The Battery Park Book Exchange (wine bar) is appealing to the eye and the ear. That is, one can have a nice conversation with a group of friends in a quiet setting. The eye appeal is all about the ambiance-- comfortable and cozy seating areas, nice lighting, shelves of books. Even dogs are welcome, if well-behaved. The wine selection is excellent, as is service. It's a wonderful after-symphony/theater place, or just a place to relax during a day or evening in ever-entertaining Asheville.

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connecticut
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172 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“books and nooks and spaces and”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

cheeses, and wines and bits and bites and ... dogs.

For those comfortable or want to be ... surrounded by.

And then there's... the stacks and paths, aisles that wind and hide and lead and ...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nifty, Interesting Palce”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

They are a used bookstore & Champagne Bar. They offer wines, coffee and dessert drinks which overall are good. For Asheville, the beer list is abysmal. The food is good; but, eat a meal before you go as the food is finger food. The chocolate chip scones were very good.
Eight of us went on a Wed. night and it was busy. They allow dogs which is great.
The building is not disabled friendly.
It is easy to get disoriented; but, if you just keep going, you end up at the bar.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“My second living room”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

If I were to create a independent bookstore That served wine and custom coffee drinks In a sophisticated yet unstuffy atmosphere that welcomes man's best friend, it would be this place. Friendly, helpful staff. This is my second living room.

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