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“This place is just about perfect!”

Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
Ranked #4 of 110 Shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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148 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“This place is just about perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

What more could you ask for? Good wine, good books, a dog or two laying around, interesting people, some munchies, a cup of coffee or two? It feels like a cross between going to someone's home for drinks and conversation or maybe a visit to a Paris Salon in the 30's. And, it is all right here in downtown Asheville.

For us, it is often an wonderful reprieve from an afternoon of rambling around downtown or a way to finish off an evening of drum circle, dinner, an after dinner stroll and then stopping in for a glass of champagne and then home!

Visited April 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Best of All Worlds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

I truly enjoyed my visit to this elegant place! Had a great latte, and curled up among the books to have a quiet moment, relax between appointments, and even found a book to buy. It's a great concept, really relaxed atmosphere, and totally charming. It will be my go-to place when I return.

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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!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great place for wine and conversation!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Pat M
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connecticut
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165 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“books and nooks and spaces and”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank owl9
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