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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“staff picks” (5 reviews)
“book signing” (4 reviews)
“book lovers” (4 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered Malaprops through an article on Facebook about independent booksellers. We first went on a Sunday and though it was delightful to see so many people browsing the books and enjoying the store, it was very crowded. So, we went back the next day...More

Thank cslu1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How many of these are left? I'm glad that Malaprop's continues in the face of Amazon, Books-a-Million, etc. I am always amazed though how "independent" always seems to equate to "left wing." You won't find any Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh in the politics section,...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy stopping by Malaprops to see what's new and exciting! They have a good selection of books and wonderful gifts to purchase. I always shop here for Christmas. You may get a hot or cold beverage to enjoy as you browse the books....More

Thank Mootheart
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this bookstore with my family today. All in all, I liked it. It seemed more like a place you would go to browse, and not to look for a specific book. The coffee wasn't horrible, but the croissant and bagel we got...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This bookstore had a decent selection of books and a nice vibe, with some fun gift-type items, but it was a bit on the expensive side. The girl at the front desk seemed bored and grumpy and didn't greet anyone entering or leaving the store,...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Not expansive but obviously thoughtfully selected stock. Love to see independent bookstores. Worth a stop if you like to read.

Thank lillik932
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Malaprop's on May 20 as they had extended an invitation to host a book signing for her debut historical novel Robbing the Pillars. The store is set in the heart of the downtown area, well laid out with the latest...More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a great independent bookstore, the kind every town should aspire to have. Need a shot of caffeine? You can get that. Need a clever greeting card? Check. Looking for a cute gift? Yep. Oh, and the book selection is darn near perfect! They've...More

Thank SSKB12
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Malaprops offers food, books, talks by notable authors, and a step back in time into a world when bookstores were popular places to socialize. The staff is very helpful; the book collection eclectic and robust; and the location is about as good as it gets...More

Thank 155PaulD155
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I love browsing and supporting independent bookstores. Malaprop's is a great place to meet and hear author's reading their own work.

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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
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  • Address: 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-6734
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