Malaprop's Bookstore has thrived in downtown Asheville for just short of 25 years. The now 6,000-square-foot bookstore was founded on June 1, 1982, by Emoke B'Racz, a Hungarian emigre. In 2000, B'Racz was honored as Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year. Malaprop's, which expanded in a spacious corner storefront down the block from the original store in 1997. Its vast book selection includes major sections devoted to local authors and regional titles -- fiction and nonfiction, and poetry, a particular passion of B'Racz as well as many of the store's patrons. Poetry events are hugely popular, with 30 to 50 people for all readings.The store also runs a number of book clubs for customers of different ages and interests. The cafe is the venue for club meetings and the store's frequent author events. They run author events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Open every day, until 9 PM on Monday-Thursday and 10 PM on Friday & Saturday. 55 Haywood Street.
The Captain’s Bookshelf was established in 1976. We have been buying and selling secondhand and rare books in downtown Asheville North Carolina ever since. Our stock includes numerous signed books, first editions and fine leather bindings as well as a generous collection of quality secondhand material. Occasionally we hold exhibitions of original art and contemporary photography. We are interested in purchasing fine books in all fields as collections or as individual volumes. Open Tuesday - Saturday -10 AM to 6 PM, 31 Page Avenue, Downtown Asheville
Downtown Books and News has 35,000 used books along with American and European magazines and the largest selection of newspapers in town. Open everyday 8 AM- 6 PM (open until 8 PM on Thursday-Saturday), 67 N. Lexington Ave, downtown Asheville.
Mr. K's Used Books is a terrific place to find those great books, CD's, DVD's, and games you want
at a price you can afford. 800 Fairview Road in east Asheville. River Ridge
Shopping Center (near Exit 8 on I-240), open Monday-Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM and Sunday 12-6 PM.
Common Ground Book Outlet features great publisher's overruns and discounted books from a wholesaler that has offered the finest selection of best-selling nature and natural history titles in 1986. 115 Fairview Road, Asheville, just up the hill near Biltmore Village.
Books-A-Million has a huge store with a huge selection of magazines on Asheville's biggest commercial strip at 136 S. Tunnel Rd.
Barnes & Noble has a location at 89 S. Tunnel Road in Asheville.
The bookseller is building a bigger 35,988 square feet store at the Asheville Mall due
to open in 2009.