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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“staff picks” (5 reviews)
“book signing” (4 reviews)
“book lovers” (4 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live 10 hours away, but I still view this place as one of my favorite bookstores. Asheville has a plenty of good bookstores, but Malaprop's is on its own level. The store doesn't look that big, but they don't need to be because they...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to browse through books, and lose yourself. The coffee bar is also a good place to sit and catch up with a friend.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place so much. There is always something different to see on each visit. I love the staff's personal recommendations, along with all of the signed copies they sell.

Thank Stephanie Z
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We lingered about 30 minutes wandering the aisles filled with books about many subjects arranged helpfully and logically. The staff were helpful without being intrusive.

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We discovered Malaprops through an article on Facebook about independent booksellers. We first went on a Sunday and though it was delightful to see so many people browsing the books and enjoying the store, it was very crowded. So, we went back the next day...More

Thank cslu1
Reviewed 25 June 2017

How many of these are left? I'm glad that Malaprop's continues in the face of Amazon, Books-a-Million, etc. I am always amazed though how "independent" always seems to equate to "left wing." You won't find any Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh in the politics section,...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We always enjoy stopping by Malaprops to see what's new and exciting! They have a good selection of books and wonderful gifts to purchase. I always shop here for Christmas. You may get a hot or cold beverage to enjoy as you browse the books....More

Thank Mootheart
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I came to this bookstore with my family today. All in all, I liked it. It seemed more like a place you would go to browse, and not to look for a specific book. The coffee wasn't horrible, but the croissant and bagel we got...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This bookstore had a decent selection of books and a nice vibe, with some fun gift-type items, but it was a bit on the expensive side. The girl at the front desk seemed bored and grumpy and didn't greet anyone entering or leaving the store,...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Not expansive but obviously thoughtfully selected stock. Love to see independent bookstores. Worth a stop if you like to read.

Thank lillik932
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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