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Malaprop's Bookstore

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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When in Asheville be sure to visit Malaprop's

What a great find this little bookstore is. It is packed with wonderful title on a variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
White River Junction, Vermont
Nice independent book store

Independent book stores are so hard to come by these days. This one is quite quaint and a pleasure... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
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“local authors” (7 reviews)
“blind date” (6 reviews)
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55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find this little bookstore is. It is packed with wonderful title on a variety of subjects with something for all ages. I can spend hours here browsing, sitting and reading, enjoying a cup of coffee and a sweet something, etc. The staff...More

Thank K8269EKsue
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Independent book stores are so hard to come by these days. This one is quite quaint and a pleasure to browse in. I don’t mind spending a few extra dollars to support local businesses like this. The staff were kind and quite helpful. Looking forward...More

1  Thank CharlotteReviewer
Reviewed 21 December 2017

As most who walk into bookstores, I love to read ... and browse. This book store was busy on this day, but I came upon the 'blind date' book section and thought it was a neat idea. I purchased two of these books to exchange...More

Thank Beach Bum Woman
Reviewed 7 November 2017

As a local in the Asheville area, Malaprops is one of the bookstores I support. The staff is knowledgeable, and they have very interesting choices of slightly off the beaten track items.

Thank lee997
Reviewed 21 October 2017

My husband and I went looking for this independent bookstore while visiting Asheville. I loved the owner's story on their website... a political exile from a communist country with a passion for freedom of expression. She stated censorship has no place here. So I was...More

3  Thank Lowcountry7
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I walked into the store already primed to love it. What's not to love - it is an independent bookstore and Charles Vess recommends it; and, indeed, it is a lovely store. Nonetheless. Nonetheless, I walked out the next day feeling used. I was delighted...More

3  Thank jkr46723
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Loved loved loved browsing this bookstore. Their staff picks were incredible and I saw books I never knew existing and can't wait to read! The staff picks were RELEVANT, exciting and unique!!!

Thank KellyScott0114
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It was nice to see an independent bookstore as they are so rare these days. I have missed them. There are many staff recommendations marked in just about each section. There is a place to relax with a cup of coffee. Nice spot to read...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a nice little bookstore and the staff obviously tries to be very engaging with their customers. The brown paper wrapped mystery staff picks and a children's scavenger hunt are fun ideas. However, I was not impressed with their book offerings. The children's section...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I love, love, love this spot. The coffee is fantastic, with a menu full of wink-wink-nudge-nudge literary references and wonderful flavors. The staff picks are amazing, ranging from classic graphic novels to poetry to of-the-moment political and social commentary. The gift shop area is full...More

Thank WallaceSt
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