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Malaprop's Bookstore

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Address: 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
Phone Number: +1 828-254-6734
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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Great bookstore, sweet cafe, home away from home!

This sweet bookstore is a treasured Asheville icon. I love the staff, the book selection, eclectic array of cards and wonderful events they host. But it is the atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kerry D
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sweet bookstore is a treasured Asheville icon. I love the staff, the book selection, eclectic array of cards and wonderful events they host. But it is the atmosphere created by the serendipitous blending of all these ingredients that truly feeds my soul. My love affair with the store began over 15 years ago when I would drive two hours... More 

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Thank Kerry D
Roanoke, Virginia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were wandering around downtown while on vacation and went inside this store. I loved how many cute items they had for sale besides books. I wanted to buy more but only left with a magnet, postcard, and a stamp. Will definitely return if I'm ever in town again!

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Thank crosschrispy
Cullman, Alabama
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great place to browse around. A great selection and books and friendly service. They have lots of neat non-book items as well. Even my daughter who is not much of a reader enjoyed the store.

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Thank Melanie4876
Georgia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I am a book-lover, so this was the first place I wanted to go when we got to Asheville. Malaprop's has been highly recommended to me for years, and now I know why. This is a WONDERFUL independent book store. Warm, inviting, current, and full of fabulous reads. I roamed for a couple of hours and happily purchased a few... More 

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Thank WaterBabyGeorgia
Knoxville, Tennessee
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924 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This bookstore is so quaint and unique. I miss book stores like this. They had a lot of local selections , which is something I really seek out when traveling. You should stop here and get a book or two and maybe a latte.

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Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Highland, Illinois
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

On a recent family outing to Asheville, I made an immediate detour for this shop, as I am a huge fan of local booksellers. These folks did not disappoint! My husband and 7-year-old son found the kids' section right away and settled in to find Waldo in one of the Where's Waldo books. My tween queen b-lined to the YA... More 

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Thank SMallrich
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I love this bookstore! They have so many books, and they have a little cafe inside, too. Their displays keep it interesting, and the selection is astounding.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Great bookstore...time flys by so quickly...friendly staff...well organized, clean yet just enough 'clutter' to feel genuine. Inexpensive entertainment while cruising downtown Asheville. A good selection of publications from the area...Asheville, WNC and NC.

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Thank Ed L
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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647 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We love stopping in bookstores and this was no exception. Large selection of new books attractively arranged. Nice stop.

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Thank Tom B
Norfolk, Virginia
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118 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I found this to a bookstore similar in nature to Barnes and Noble but smaller and more personable. There was a wide selection of books and locals seemed to enjoy the cafe food here. They were also enjoying browsing through the novels looking for something to read. This bookstore would be a good option to buy gifts for children and... More 

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