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Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

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Great concept. Books, live music, drink.

A lovely place to enjoy a pre dinner drink and browse. The added bonus was the live guitarist who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Graham B
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Raunds, United Kingdom
Unique even in Asheville!

What a wonderful place to experience, enjoy and explore. One of my favorite places to visit in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary Z
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Asheville, North Carolina
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1 Battle Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-2712
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely place to enjoy a pre dinner drink and browse. The added bonus was the live guitarist who delighted all with his tasteful James Taylor/Beatle renditions. They don’t serve dinner themselves but prepare you for where you might go onto.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to experience, enjoy and explore. One of my favorite places to visit in Asheville. You have to see it for yourself.

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this amazing place via Facebook and knew we had to stop in while in Asheville on our honeymoon. This place is incredible! It combines my two favorite things: books and booze! I purchased a wonderful pastry cookbook and a collection of works by John...More

Thank jenna647
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

In the time of chain bookstores and Amazon it was nice to go into an independent bookstore with cool decor and a champagne bar to boot! Take the time to search for that book you have always wanted to read. I bought a Truman Capote...More

Thank jerseygirl61
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This cute place was recommended by a friend. Been to Asheville many times but didn't really notice this gem in the Grove Arcade. Great book store with wonderful champagne selection. Comfortable seating and great staff.

Thank Melissa11501
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I like the concept of the Battery Park Book Exchange but I like to browse and find selections I will enjoy reading. The store doesn't seem to want us to do anything but buy books. I don't want to sit and read the book there...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My husband and I were visiting Asheville with our adult sons who are avid readers. We passed by the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar and thought this place would be great for all of us. The concept is so unique, and, frankly, enticing!...More

Thank Leora G
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Not for book lovers, but if you want to drink and chat with friends or sit and check your phone, this is the place for you. Tight aisles, weird configuration, myriad signs posted telling you "books are for sale, not for reading"--so no browsing allowed....More

Thank roadtriprunner
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This bookstore combines books with wine, champagne and coffee! A winning combination! Loved all the places to sit and relax in this eclectic store.

Thank Kosty14
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The Battery Park Book Exchange is my favorite spot in Asheville. We had a cozy cafe table and watched people parade with their pets or stop in for an afternoon delight. The service was impeccable as well as the choice of wines. We relaxed and...More

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