The Malaprop's sales floor is open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Due to staffing, sales floor occupancy may be limited and hours may vary. Changes to store hours will be posted here.

Per Buncombe County Mandate, Masks are required for all who enter the store regardless of vaccination status.  Find out more info about the store under COVID-19 here

Malaprop's Cafe is open via our new to-go window* Monday-Friday 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 3 pm. 

Image is of a grey tee shirt with red and orange drawing depicting a stack of books and coffee cup. Image text conveys the store name and location: Malaprop's Cafe and Bookstore Asheville North Carolina.Help us celebrate with a re-issued vintage tee from the '80s!

*cafe window is not accessible by car


Author Events

  Image shows a brown border with a white box containing the text: Denise Kiernan with Bruce Steel. Hybrid Event. Thursday, October 21st 6 PM ET. Next to the text are photos of both people named and the cover of their book Kiernan's book WE GATHER TOGETHER.Event image for BIG SHOT DRIVE-THRU TOUR. Tuesday, November 2nd at NC Arboretum. Images of BIG SHOT book and author Jeff Kinney with Wimpy Kid character are shown.




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