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Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-254-6734
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“staff picks” (5 reviews)
“book signing” (4 reviews)
“book lovers” (4 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best bookstores, well known even to me in Canada... they were hosting a reading when I first walked by, but they stay open late and I was happy to buy something later that night... great browsing in the extensive stacks...

Thank PJradio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Asheville a stop in at Malaprops is always on the list of things we do. If you love book shops it's it should be on your list.

Thank NewEnglander106
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We went in for the books and ended up with a great latte! They have fun names like the “fire distinguisher” and “wolf in cheap clothing” and the coffee is outstanding. On the book side, their staff pick section is a great place to find...More

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Sat in the cafe for a couple hours. Barista was super nice and made a good dirty chai tea latte. Plenty of outlets in the cafe area for charging devices.

Thank jhawktravlr
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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 31 August 2017

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 30 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 26 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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