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Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 1 Battle Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-2712
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+1 828-252-0020
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Wonderful concept!

Very fun experience for people like us who enjoy books, small plates of cheese, olives and charcuterie, and a great selection of wine, beer and champagne. We sat at the bar and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marie607
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Fair Oaks, California
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Fair Oaks, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very fun experience for people like us who enjoy books, small plates of cheese, olives and charcuterie, and a great selection of wine, beer and champagne. We sat at the bar and chatted with other guests and got some great recommendations for places to visit in the area from our server. Service wasn't super fast, but it was very friendly.... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I lived in Asheville and my wife didn't know where I was. This should be the first place she looks. You can browse for interesting books for hours. Sit and relax in worn comfortable leather chairs. You have your choice of wines, champagne, or get something from the espresso bar. Plenty of hide always if you're looking for some... More 

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Thank NewEnglander106
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan on spending time here if you are a book lover. If you are just looking for a book, everything is neat and organized and easy to find your way around. You can find everything from auction catalogs to first edition rare books. There is even a coffee and champagne bar and plenty of spaces to sit and take a... More 

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Thank pamela r
Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ran into this place on accident and now it's a regular stop for us. I can't wait to introduce my daughter to it the next time we are in Asheville (this March!) Fun to keep going up and around corners to the next little hang-out spot.

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Thank stefanieadams09
Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped in there for a quick glass of wine and to read the newspaper. Dog's are welcomed and are right at home in this store.

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Thank Nick C
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This place was so cool! I could spend hours there with all the different rooms and rare books. This place is so memorable. I was waiting for a famous author to walk in and browse, as I am sure many do. The café was first class with adult beverages as well as coffee and teas with great snacks. Plan to... More 

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Thank Jim E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My husband loves books, I love champagne & we both love live guitar playing and singing. Perfect evening out before a late dinner. I splurged on a bottle of Taittinger (they brought it to the sofa in a chiller with two glasses) where we sat and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and music. The vibe is very Parisian to me (tall... More 

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Thank bsparkly
Waycross
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend is a book worm so I took him here as part of his birthday surprise. We ordered lattes with cheese, crackers, cherries and olives as an appetizer before we went to dinner. The staff was really helpful and there was a guy playing live, peaceful music on his guitar. I've never been a fan of book store, but... More 

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Thank Anna L
Greenville, SC
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

What a fun used book store with books and quaint seating around every turn. The first floor has a beautiful wine and champagne bar. This is a great little gem of a stop in Asheville. I recommend to all book lovers searching for a bargain or searching for that rare first edition -- all while sipping on your favorite vino... More 

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Thank jennifer1993
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

What a gem! This place is soooooo unique and original it's worth investing at minimum 1 hour. It's a readers paradise but, it's not just for scholars. It's a 2 level bookstore within a 1929 beautiful building with mixed furnishings from every time period serving fantastic champagnes, wines, cheese trays and coffees- it's a bookstore of old books where locals... More 

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