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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“book store” (10 reviews)
“local authors” (8 reviews)
“staff picks” (6 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is inviting but make sure to bring headphones if planning to write!! It's a lively place but it offers great beverages to accompany your experience. They sell neat and uniquely-Asheville items along with a nice assortment of books.

Thank whiteside97
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful little bookstore! I love the different categories of books they offer and the unique choices in each category. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply a great indie bookstore. The merchandising is appealing, and there are many labels for staff picks, author-signed copies, etc. Just try to leave - it's hard! There's always another attractive shelf of books to inspect! Sorry - I didn't eat here, so...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just adore this place. It smells like coffee (it's also a cafe, but I have never tried anything--maybe next time). The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Tons of books and quirky little trinkets. I wish my town had a bookstore like this. Actually, I...More

Thank mermarie
Reviewed 28 November 2017

wonderful book store and coffee shop just as you might expect for this funky enlighten community...if you like books something to warm the soul & the body

Thank mary s
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a large and well stocked independent bookstore right in downtown Asheville. There is a café/pastry chop in the store with several tables and places to sit. The bookstore itself is large and has a large inventory. There is a wide range of subjects...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 5 November 2017

One of the best bookstores, well known even to me in Canada... they were hosting a reading when I first walked by, but they stay open late and I was happy to buy something later that night... great browsing in the extensive stacks...

Thank PJradio
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We went in for the books and ended up with a great latte! They have fun names like the “fire distinguisher” and “wolf in cheap clothing” and the coffee is outstanding. On the book side, their staff pick section is a great place to find...More

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Sat in the cafe for a couple hours. Barista was super nice and made a good dirty chai tea latte. Plenty of outlets in the cafe area for charging devices.

Thank jhawktravlr
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I live 10 hours away, but I still view this place as one of my favorite bookstores. Asheville has a plenty of good bookstores, but Malaprop's is on its own level. The store doesn't look that big, but they don't need to be because they...More

Thank Amanda W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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