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Malaprop's Bookstore / Cafe

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Stepped in the book store for a bit as I noticed it was dog friendly. I was greeted by friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Love everything about Malaprops!

So glad our B& B host recommended visiting Malaprops. We love independent book stores and this is... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Niantic, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stepped in the book store for a bit as I noticed it was dog friendly. I was greeted by friendly staff which is always welcome. Lots of books & well-organized. Cute gifts & cards too. Seems like a place the locals hang out both in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

So glad our B& B host recommended visiting Malaprops. We love independent book stores and this is one of the best - could have spent hours in the shop. Homey and welcoming, great collection of books, and unique literary gift items. A treat down every...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful bookstore! Great place to browse and forget the world. The cheerful staff was knowledgeable, helpful. Wonderful selection of books and a great vibe. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I seriously think we were in there for nearly 2 hours and kept finding new treasures. If you are a reader, this has to be on your Asheville itinerary.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tigerfan85
Reviewed 13 September 2018

My husband and I visited this book store in August 2018 on our mountain vacation. We enjoyed the selection of books, ate a little dessert bar at the coffee bar and bought some unique souvenir items for my stepdaughter while we were there. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wanderer795481
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Being raised in the midwest, I always had difficulty finding a bookstore and a culture that caters to my interest, so coming to Malaprop's was a lovely experience. The careful curation is gorgeous, with an emphasis on serious literature. I was blown away by the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Malaprop's Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Downtown Asheville. The staff is friendly and helpful in finding what you are looking for. Besides books, there is a coffee shop and gift items. There is a section with Advanced Readers that are offered free.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was dog tired from walking the streets of Asheville with my friends so when I spied Malaprops I decided an afternoon glass of Chardonnay was just what I needed. The store is a rescue book store with a nice variety of lightly read offerings....More

Thank lakesnake
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Malaprop's was a part of Asheville before the transformation of downtown and has been an institution since 1982. They have a lovely selection of books and a nice, quiet coffee shop where you can grab a beverage and begin reading your new purchase. Their sister...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steven G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

One of the few independent bookstores to rummage around in is a good thing. Service is good as well as the atmosphere.

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