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“witty, whimsical and scholarly all in one neat stop”

Malaprop's Bookstore
Ranked #12 of 109 Shopping in Asheville
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Richmond, Virginia
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120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“witty, whimsical and scholarly all in one neat stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

There is always an event, a new find in local writers and the best cross selection of any small bookstore on the east coast. Fine service from the staff and a quiet sense of welcome to the traveler as well as locals.

Visited October 2011
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Bogalusa, Louisiana
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Superb local bookstore worth a look for local items!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2009

I;d heard about Malaprops and wanted to check them out while we were on vacation.

The bookstore isn't very big but has a fair amount of books. I would say their focus in on local authors (superb) and oddities. Hubby and daughter didn;t find anything they wanted but I found some great local books and a cute Malaprop's coffee cup (peace, love, books).

We missed by a couple days both ways excellent author signings that I wished we had been able to make! if you sign up for the email newsletter you'll have advance warning of who is coming by!

they do have their own coffee shop inside, but I was not very impressed with the coffee.

All in all I'd say it was worth the 4 block walk back and forth to go here, to battery Park book Exchange and to Spellbound to make the entire family happy!

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Central Florida
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth the trip.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2009

This is a small downtown bookstore/cafe. It would appear that they have quite a few authors that stop by for signings so check the website calendar if that's your thing. A little disappointed in the lack of older books, it's more of a non chain store offering mostly mainstream titles. There are some off beat sections and the atmosphere is relaxed .

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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A gem and wonderful bookstore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2008

This downtown bookstore is one of my favorite getaways while spending time downtown.

A true sense of asheville lifestyle and atmosphere. Wonderful books, cozy cafe and a schedule packed with author readings, poetry nights and so much more.

This is a must visit place and a wonderful gem in Asheville's downtown area.

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East Hartford, CT
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192 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Fun and eccentric”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2007

Filled with character and great variety. An example of why independant bookstores are better than big box stores. Loved it.

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