Event Application

We have a limited number of openings for virtual and in-person events. Thank you for understanding that we cannot grant all requests.

Please make sure you have carefully read our Author FAQs and all of the following information before submitting your event request.

Scheduling Notes:
 ~ Our calendar is closed for in-store and virtual events through May, 2024.
 ~ Our calendar is closed for in-store events through July, 2024.
 ~ We do not host in-store events on Friday or Saturday.
 ~ Open dates on our online event calendar are not necessarily available for scheduling.

~ If you are a poet, please apply here to participate in our monthly Poetry Reading Series.
~ If you are not a poet, please follow the process below to request a 2024 event.

Thank you for your interest in the author events program at Malaprop's! Just as we curate the selection of books in our store, we curate events to connect readers and authors. We are not seeking to simply fill slots on a calendar, but rather to reflect the interests of our community and the values of our store and its staff as members of that community. To this end, we host a wide variety of local, national, and international authors. However, we do not host events every day and we cannot host everyone who requests an event.

We receive a large volume of requests and we will contact you if your event proposal meets our programming needs. Requests are reviewed thoughtfully and thoroughly and it may take six to eight weeks to receive a response if we decide to host your event. We thank you in advance for your patience. If you don't hear back, you are welcome to contact us again, but please wait at least two weeks. 

Because of the pace of publishing and the volume of requests we receive, our events program prioritizes new and recently published books. Our most successful events are for books that are no more than three months old. With very few exceptions, we do not host events for books more than 5 months after their publication date. (Our monthly Poetry readings may include books published within one year of the reading.)

We generally schedule at least 2 to 4 months in advance and it can take several weeks to set a date once a proposal is accepted. Therefore, it's in your best interest to submit your event request well before your book's scheduled publication date. We cannot schedule an event within six weeks of receiving the request.

Author Event Application Process

To be considered for an event at Malaprop's, YOU MUST copy and paste the following questionnaire into an email to events@malaprops.com. YOU MUST ALSO Include "Author Event Request" in the subject line of your email or it will not reach the appropriate person. Please provide responses for all fields. You may include additional information, but please do not skip any of the questions. If something is not applicable, type N/A. If you don't know the answer to a question, tell us you don't know.

Please note that your request will not be considered if the application is incomplete (see above). Your request will also not be considered if it includes Amazon links, directs us to Amazon for more information, or is for a book published by an Amazon imprint. 

Contact Name:

Contact Email:

Author Name:

Book Title:


Publisher (If your book is self-published, refer to our Author FAQs):

Publisher discount and return policy for bookstores:

Is the book available through a distributor such as Ingram? 

Publication Date:

List/Cover Price:

Brief Description of Book:

Is the book listed on bookshop.org (indiebound.org)? 

Is there a purchase link on the author's website for Bookshop.org or at least one independent bookstore that is at least as prominent as other purchase options? (Refer to our Author FAQs.)

Link to Author’s Website:

Author social media handles:

Publisher social media handles:

Has the author had an event at Malaprop's in the past? If so, please describe:

Does the author live in or near Asheville? 

If the author does live in the area, when did they last visit Malaprop's? 

When did the author last attend an event hosted by Malaprop's (in-person or virtually)?

Please describe the author's professional and social connections in the Asheville area:

Please describe the author's and/or publisher's plans to promote a potential event:

How many people would the author expect to attend an event?

Is the author planning any other events in the Asheville area? If so, please describe:

Preferred dates or time frame for an event, i.e. author's availability: