Holiday Hours for the 4th of July

The Store will be open by appointment only to NC residents from 11am until 1pm. 

Staff will be available to answer the phone from 10am to 2pm.

UPDATED 6/10/20 12:30 pm

We are saddened and upset by the senseless death of George Floyd. We've gathered some resources for you to consider, namely a list of anti-racist literature that can be viewed here, and a list of community and regional organizations who are fighting for equality and social justice, which you can find here. There will be no easy solutions to be found in these lists, but we hope they can be a starting point for you. A portion of sales from the book list will be donated to Southerners On New Ground and Building Bridges AVL. Find more information in our newsletter here

COVID-19 Updates

We are in the store from 10am to 6pm. We will not be able to offer phone support outside these times.

We are now accepting reservations for book browsing. Browsing is open from 11 to 3 Book an appointment by clicking the button below:

Book a Browsing Appointment

  • You can visit the store by appointment only. Each appointment is for one adult and one child under the age of 18.

  • Appointments will only be available to North Carolina residents.

  • All Customers and Staff will be required to wear a mask. We will have gloves available for customers.

  • Curbside service has been reinstated between 11am and 3pm everyday.  In the comments section of your order, add your vehicle color and type.  Please wait for an email confirmation that your order is ready before coming by. 

Things that will stay the same:

  • Our special edition quarantine tee is still available here! The second run of these limited edition tees will ship out towards the beginning of June. Support Malaprop's, reading, social distancing all in one stylish garment. 

  • We have suspended in-store events and book clubs.  We are offering live stream virtual events and recorded conversations with authors and others on our YouTube channel

  • We will continue home delivery throughout all of Buncombe County! Delivery requires a two-book minimum purchase and a $2 delivery fee. Deliveries will be made on Tuesdays and Fridays, for complete orders (meaning we have all the books in stock at the store) placed before noon the previous day.  Orders will safely be left at your doorstep or in a safe location. This choice is at the discretion of the delivery driver.  For faster service, please make sure that the books are "On Our Shelves Now".  If a book is not in stock, your delivery may take longer. 

  • FREE shipping via media mail is available for book orders over $50.00 (before tax) sent to addresses in the continental United States-this service offers no insurance and no tracking numbers. Other orders ship via Priority Mail or other services with prices listed at checkout.

We want to thank you again for your continued support at this time. If you're looking for other ways to support our staff, you can donate to Malaprop's via the icon to your right, contribute the Cafe Barista's virtual tip jar, or to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC), which provides grants to booksellers in times of need. To support other local businesses, visit

Please take care of yourselves!

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