Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Founded in 1982 by Emöke B'Racz, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is the region's largest locally-owned independent bookstore. We bring books, coffee, authors, and readers together in an environment that nurtures community, diversity, and the joy of reading.

One hour free parking in nearby parking garages plus we'll give you another hour free when you make a purchase. You can also find us on Twitter (@malaprops)!

Operating as usual

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 06/14/2021

Virtual Events the Week of June 14 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_june_14

Timeline Photos 06/07/2021

Virtual Events the Week of June 7 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_june_7

Virtual Events the Week of June 7 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_june_7

TICKETED EVENT: In the Heights Virtual Launch with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe 06/03/2021

TICKETED EVENT: In the Heights Virtual Launch with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Join us, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter for the virtual launch of In the Heights: Finding Home, moderated by America Ferrera!

Follow the link for more info and tickets. Random House

TICKETED EVENT: In the Heights Virtual Launch with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes...

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 06/02/2021

This week's lineup of virtual events - join us! - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_june_1

06/01/2021
05/31/2021

A reminder to check out the Bicycle Film Festival being held virtually June 4-14! Hosted by @ashevilleonbikes. BFF presents a new program of short films with a diverse curation of filmmaking styles: narratives, documentaries, award-winning filmmakers, and emerging directors all share equal billing. A portion of all ticket sales goes to support @ashevilleonbikes . Get tickets now @bicyclefilmfestival !

A reminder to check out the Bicycle Film Festival being held virtually June 4-14! Hosted by @ashevilleonbikes. BFF presents a new program of short films with a diverse curation of filmmaking styles: narratives, documentaries, award-winning filmmakers, and emerging directors all share equal billing. A portion of all ticket sales goes to support @ashevilleonbikes . Get tickets now @bicyclefilmfestival !

05/26/2021

Local author sighting! Jeremy B. Jones stopped by to sign copies of his memoir, @bearwallow, which is now out in paperback. Purchase your copy in-store or through our website!

Local author sighting! Jeremy B. Jones stopped by to sign copies of his memoir, @bearwallow, which is now out in paperback. Purchase your copy in-store or through our website!

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 05/24/2021

Virtual Events the Week of May 24 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_may_24

05/24/2021

Look who decided to stop by! @carter_sickels and @hamptonleah signed our stock of their wonderful books! Carter’s book, The Prettiest Star, is now available in paperback through @hubcitywriters, grab a signed one through our website or in store!

Look who decided to stop by! @carter_sickels and @hamptonleah signed our stock of their wonderful books! Carter’s book, The Prettiest Star, is now available in paperback through @hubcitywriters, grab a signed one through our website or in store!

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 05/22/2021

Friends, fantasy lovers, and #ownvoices enthusiasts! We are pleased to offer special swag for Alex Aster’s second book with the first fifteen preorders of Alex’s newest book, Curse of the Forgotten City, when you preorder with Malaprop’s.

05/22/2021

Exciting news: we have *one* signed copy of Kwame Mbalia’s @mbalia1 Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky! Who will be the lucky recipient?? Also peep those autographed @naturallystephperkins Anna and the French Kiss in the background. 😘🤩

Exciting news: we have *one* signed copy of Kwame Mbalia’s @mbalia1 Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky! Who will be the lucky recipient?? Also peep those autographed @naturallystephperkins Anna and the French Kiss in the background. 😘🤩

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe updated their business hours. 05/20/2021

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe updated their business hours.

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe updated their business hours.

05/19/2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda and a musical that began in a bookstore - we’re so in! Join us (and other indies 📚) on June 15th at 8pm EST for the In the Heights virtual launch. Your book purchase will serve as your ticket. Head over to www.malaprops.com to pre-order a copy and reserve your spot today! #intheheightsbooklaunch

Lin-Manuel Miranda and a musical that began in a bookstore - we’re so in! Join us (and other indies 📚) on June 15th at 8pm EST for the In the Heights virtual launch. Your book purchase will serve as your ticket. Head over to www.malaprops.com to pre-order a copy and reserve your spot today! #intheheightsbooklaunch

05/19/2021

No story time this week, we’re not feeling our best. Hey! While you’re here, I have an idea. Do you remember when Debra Frasier showed us how she puts her art together, with all the colors and little people? (It’s still on our Instagram if you need a refresher.) Why don’t we make some art this week? Wrangle the little ones (gently), grab some colorful paper, glue, crayons, ephemera, etcetera and make something together! Tag us in your post to show it off and we’ll be back soon with the wonderful stories pictured above. In the meantime, you can order signed copies of “On the Day You Were Born” through our website and be entered into a raffle for a handmade quilt featuring the book cover! (Make sure to enter in the comments if you would like to be entered into the raffle and include what you want signed in your book.) #storytime #indiebookstore #art #music #dance

No story time this week, we’re not feeling our best. Hey! While you’re here, I have an idea. Do you remember when Debra Frasier showed us how she puts her art together, with all the colors and little people? (It’s still on our Instagram if you need a refresher.) Why don’t we make some art this week? Wrangle the little ones (gently), grab some colorful paper, glue, crayons, ephemera, etcetera and make something together! Tag us in your post to show it off and we’ll be back soon with the wonderful stories pictured above. In the meantime, you can order signed copies of “On the Day You Were Born” through our website and be entered into a raffle for a handmade quilt featuring the book cover! (Make sure to enter in the comments if you would like to be entered into the raffle and include what you want signed in your book.) #storytime #indiebookstore #art #music #dance

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 05/17/2021

Virtual Events the Week of May 17 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_may_17

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 05/10/2021

Virtual Events the Week of May 10 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_may_10

05/10/2021

Attention Blackwing collectors!!!!! We have limited edition, fancy-schmancy Woodie Guthrie pencils (vol.223.) Get yours before they get gone! #blackwingpencil #woodieguthrie

Attention Blackwing collectors!!!!! We have limited edition, fancy-schmancy Woodie Guthrie pencils (vol.223.) Get yours before they get gone! #blackwingpencil #woodieguthrie

A special story time celebrating the 30th anniversary of On the Day You Were Born! Debra Frasier reads us some of her stories and gives us a tour of her studio. @debraspapercamp #onthedayyouwereborn #spiketheugliestdogintheuniverse 05/05/2021

A special story time celebrating the 30th anniversary of On the Day You Were Born! Debra Frasier reads us some of her stories and gives us a tour of her studio. @debraspapercamp #onthedayyouwereborn #spiketheugliestdogintheuniverse

A special story time celebrating the 30th anniversary of On the Day You Were Born! Debra Frasier reads us some of her stories and gives us a tour of her studio.

A special story time celebrating the 30th anniversary of On the Day You Were Born! Debra Frasier reads us some of her stories and gives us a tour of her studio. @debraspapercamp #onthedayyouwereborn #spiketheugliestdogintheuniverse

05/04/2021

May the 4th be with you!!! @amy_geek stopped in to sign her gorgeous new book, Art Of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Reserve an autographed copy! 😉 #starwarsday #artofstarwars

May the 4th be with you!!! @amy_geek stopped in to sign her gorgeous new book, Art Of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Reserve an autographed copy! 😉 #starwarsday #artofstarwars

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 05/03/2021

Virtual Events the Week of April 26 including a book launch with @RobertBeattyBooks in convo with @alangratz - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_may_3

05/03/2021

Perks of being bookslingers- the talented @brennathummler stopped in to sign books & gave us some cool stickers to gift to the lucky customers who snag these signed graphic novels! #bookswag #graphicnovels #youngadultauthors

Perks of being bookslingers- the talented @brennathummler stopped in to sign books & gave us some cool stickers to gift to the lucky customers who snag these signed graphic novels! #bookswag #graphicnovels #youngadultauthors

Asheville culinary author hosts virtual book launch with local food luminaries 04/30/2021

Asheville culinary author hosts virtual book launch with local food luminaries

Join Susi Gott Séguret, Mark Rosenstein, and Dr. Tom Michaels for truffle inspiration tonight at 6! RSVP here to get the live stream link: https://forms.gle/J7rtW4D4X2agWiSaA.

Asheville culinary author hosts virtual book launch with local food luminaries How do you launch a cookbook virtually? By inviting local food luminaries to talk about the history and philosophy of certain interesting ingredients.

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 04/26/2021

Virtual Events the Week of April 26 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_april_26

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 04/25/2021

We still have leftover goodies from independent bookstore day and lots of time for walk-in browsing appointments today!

04/24/2021

Yes, we still have Independent Bookstore Day Blackwings! They’re going fast so get your box before they’re gone! #independentbookstoreday #blackwingpencil #blackwing

Yes, we still have Independent Bookstore Day Blackwings! They’re going fast so get your box before they’re gone! #independentbookstoreday #blackwingpencil #blackwing

04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day 🌳🌎🌱🌴🌿🌻 Here are some of our top pics of the day! #allwecansave @ayanaeliza #becomingagoodcreature @sytheauthor #climatecourage @andreaskarelas #wearetheweather @jonathansafranfoer #mylifewiththechimpanzees @janegoodallinst #howtosavetheworldforfree @nataliefee_ #chesapeakerequiem @earl.swift #howtogoplasticfree @carolinejones #sustainableminimalism @sustainableminimalist

Happy Earth Day 🌳🌎🌱🌴🌿🌻 Here are some of our top pics of the day! #allwecansave @ayanaeliza #becomingagoodcreature @sytheauthor #climatecourage @andreaskarelas #wearetheweather @jonathansafranfoer #mylifewiththechimpanzees @janegoodallinst #howtosavetheworldforfree @nataliefee_ #chesapeakerequiem @earl.swift #howtogoplasticfree @carolinejones #sustainableminimalism @sustainableminimalist

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 04/19/2021

Virtual Events the Week of April 19 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_april_19

04/13/2021

Great news! We have limited amounts of these super cool pins to go with the new @jonnysun book Goodbye Again! You can order the book on our website in preparation for our event with Jonny on May 17th! @harpercollins

Great news! We have limited amounts of these super cool pins to go with the new @jonnysun book Goodbye Again! You can order the book on our website in preparation for our event with Jonny on May 17th! @harpercollins

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 04/12/2021

Virtual Events the Week of April 12 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_april_12

04/09/2021

Next week! Storytime has a guest star!!

Next week! Storytime has a guest star!!

Photos from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe's post 04/05/2021

Virtual Events the Week of April 5 - https://mailchi.mp/malaprops.com/2021_virtual_events_april_5

Our Story

We are Asheville’s downtown, locally-owned, independent bookstore since 1982.

We seek to share our passion for books and to support and sustain a community of lifelong readers. We are committed to:


  • Offering a carefully selected array of books, as well as gifts and educational items for customers of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Providing a welcoming and nurturing environment for learning and the constructive exchange of ideas. We do this by hosting a rich variety of events: book groups, author readings, and other community gatherings that support the power of language and the written word.
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    ‪Hey y’all! Erik Larson is officially sold out!‬
    One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Blue Book. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss#drseuss
    Hi Y'all!Carla Hall visited the store on November 17th, 2018 and we had the opportunity to record her talk.  We hope you...
    RIP Stan Lee, thank you for all of it.
    we cannot wait for the book and feel a little teased by the trailer.  Don’t forget to pre-order your copy today!  ・・・The...
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    55 Haywood St
    Asheville, NC
    28801

    Opening Hours

    Monday 10:00 - 16:00
    Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
    Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
    Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
    Friday 10:00 - 16:00
    Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
    Sunday 11:00 - 15:00
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