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Malaprop's Bookstore

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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I love Malaprops!

As a local in the Asheville area, Malaprops is one of the bookstores I support. The staff is... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Burnsville, North Carolina
So Very Sad

My husband and I went looking for this independent bookstore while visiting Asheville. I loved the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“local authors” (7 reviews)
“blind date” (6 reviews)
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55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

As a local in the Asheville area, Malaprops is one of the bookstores I support. The staff is knowledgeable, and they have very interesting choices of slightly off the beaten track items.

Thank lee997
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband and I went looking for this independent bookstore while visiting Asheville. I loved the owner's story on their website... a political exile from a communist country with a passion for freedom of expression. She stated censorship has no place here. So I was...More

1  Thank Lowcountry7
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I walked into the store already primed to love it. What's not to love - it is an independent bookstore and Charles Vess recommends it; and, indeed, it is a lovely store. Nonetheless. Nonetheless, I walked out the next day feeling used. I was delighted...More

3  Thank jkr46723
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Loved loved loved browsing this bookstore. Their staff picks were incredible and I saw books I never knew existing and can't wait to read! The staff picks were RELEVANT, exciting and unique!!!

Thank KellyScott0114
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was nice to see an independent bookstore as they are so rare these days. I have missed them. There are many staff recommendations marked in just about each section. There is a place to relax with a cup of coffee. Nice spot to read...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a nice little bookstore and the staff obviously tries to be very engaging with their customers. The brown paper wrapped mystery staff picks and a children's scavenger hunt are fun ideas. However, I was not impressed with their book offerings. The children's section...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I love, love, love this spot. The coffee is fantastic, with a menu full of wink-wink-nudge-nudge literary references and wonderful flavors. The staff picks are amazing, ranging from classic graphic novels to poetry to of-the-moment political and social commentary. The gift shop area is full...More

Thank WallaceSt
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

A great local spot with very knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend checking out their staff recommendations table!

Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Wonderful independent bookstore! My family and I loved Blind Date with a Book! The displays are first-rate and the employees were extremely helpful!

Thank PastorMom
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I wish I had more time to explore this fabulous book store. I stumbled upon it after having a spa treatment a few doors away. It is fantastic. One could get lost in here for a day. Very relaxing place. Long live the indies!

Thank AlexandraTheEmpress
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