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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

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55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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09:00 - 21:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always stop here, while in Asheviile. The atmosphere is wonderful. The cafe has a large variety of items and the books are for all walks of life and interests. The gift shops has many unusual and usable items.

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Thank Ron G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bookstore that bring honor to the term "bookstore" I've been going there for over 30 years and it represents the best of what used to be.Definatley in the top 10 places to go in Ashevegas

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Thank JimT091
Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of my favorite downtown places. A small, inviting bookstore with a coffee shop and lots of visiting author talks!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite spot in Asheville is a bookstore. Malaprop's features guest speakers and has a great range of books, gifts and a cafe. It's a fun place just to browse for a while.

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Thank Bob K
Asheville, North Carolina
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's nice to visit the smaller, non-chain bookstores occasionally. I've been a fan of Malaprop's for a long time, and have been to a book signing, as well as just browsing many times. The staff are always courteous and helpful, and the climate is inviting. Only difficulty with this place is that parking can be a challenge, as is always... More 

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Thank drjim1941
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have been to Malaprop's twice now. This is great little independent bookstore and it's usually buzzing with people even on a Saturday night. Wonderful selection of books in the many sections with the selection well chosen for the local population and the space allotted. Staff are helpful. The cafe seems popular although I've yet to order anything from the cafe.... More 

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Thank Levannah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Always stop here when coming through Asheville - great books, cards, crafts, coffee, poetry and events. This is a community hub and the staff are all knowledgeable and passionate. Bring kids, and finish your Christmas shopping at one place. :)

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Thank Devon S
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I recently dropped into the adjacent bookstore to look for a map. At first, I wasn't thinking of having coffee. I hadn't had a great cup on the entire 9-day trip and I was a bit off of it. Without expecting much, I ordered a cappuccino and it was excellent! Addiction restored! Thank you, Malaprop's, for the shot I needed.

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Thank Robert M
Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We heard all good things about this hot spot for book lovers in Asheville. We had fun browsing around - this place is so enticing because it has hard copies of books that are not always found easily in major booksellers. This may be a controversial comment but I actually enjoyed the sister store, Downtown Books & News, more because... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped in to get out of the rain. The downtown is so busy; this is a welcome respite. We got a huge 'chocolate cigar.' So decadent. Also a chai latte, which had this great spice flavor in it. Nice place to hang out. Staff was helpful, there's a person stationed right by the door so you can ask questions right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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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