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The Captain's Bookshelf

31 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2707
+1 828-253-6631
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A great store for the serious bibliophile

Assuming that the presence of a major liberal arts university would mean Asheville would be home to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EJISK
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Found by happenstance

We stumbled upon this little gem on the way to our car after spending the day in Asheville. What a... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
Elizabeth K
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Columbus, Georgia
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4 weeks ago
“A great store for the serious bibliophile”
25 Jul 2017
“Found by happenstance”
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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31 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2707
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+1 828-253-6631
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Assuming that the presence of a major liberal arts university would mean Asheville would be home to at least one or two excellent bookstores, I went on a hunt to find some good, scholarly books, and came across The Captain's Bookshelf. It did not disappoint,...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

We stumbled upon this little gem on the way to our car after spending the day in Asheville. What a wonderful shop- wished we had had more time to look through their shelves. The old and used books have been so well- card for and...More

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We stumbled on this bookstore while strolling in Asheville. It has a great assortment of used books on a wide variety of topics. Prices do vary, and we did find some fantastic bargains, while other books were priced a bit higher. If you know your...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

The Captains Bookshelf is filled with rare finds and of course Thomas Woolf books for all price ranges. Great place to pick up your must have copy of "Look Homeward Angel" for any book lovers trip to Ashville. So many great finds here also from...More

Thank Jim E
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

This store has a very diverse collection, from very rare pieces to bargain priced gems. I only had an hour to spend in the store, and to me it was definitely not enough time! Lots to learn and look at! I even managed to find...More

Thank Luke O
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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable collection of rare and used books. I could have spent the entire day and thousands of dollars. I travel to western North Carolina at least 3 times a year. This will be on my list for every trip.

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Reviewed August 18, 2015

This shop had all kinds of collector and unusual books. We went inside just to see the first edition and rare books. We found several hard to find books that were reasonably priced and bought 4 books.

Thank Pat A
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

I went into the Captain's Bookshelf on a whim as I saw that they sell antique and rare books. Their collection was astounding from signed copies of John Steinbeck's "Eden of the East" to an original copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Crack Up"-- the...More

Thank Shadae M
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, The Captain's Bookshelf is a treasure for either the bibliophile or the casual reader. If you are seeking rare treasures to add to your collection, this is the place to be. Gently used books of all descriptions are...More

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