About Events at Malaprop's

Covid-19 Update: We are hosting virtual and hybrid events but have limited openings. We cannot host virtual events with self-published authors at this time. Things remain in flux and we thank you for your understanding. 

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 high 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 you don't hear back, you are welcome to contact us again.

Because of the pace of publishing and the volume of requests we receive, our events program prioritizes new and recently published books. We generally schedule 3 to 4 months in advance but it can take several weeks or more to set a date once a proposal is accepted. We thank you in advance for your patience and recommend that you submit your event request well before your book's scheduled publication date.

Author Event Application Process:

To be considered for an event at Malaprop's, please copy and paste the following questionnaire into an email to events@malaprops.com and provide responses for all fields. You may include additional information, but please do not skip any of the questions. Please include "Author Event Request" in the subject line of your email. Requests that include Amazon links or direct us to Amazon for more information will not be considered. Please make sure you have read our Author FAQs before submitting your request.

Contact Name:

Author Name:

Book Title:


Publisher (Note that we are not currently taking books on consignment and we cannot schedule events with self-published authors at this time.):

Publisher discount for bookstores:

Is the book available through a distributor such as Ingram?

Publication Date:

List Price:

Brief Description of Book:

Is the book listed on indiebound.org?

Is there a purchase link on your site for IndieBound, an independent bookseller, or Bookshop? (Read our notes for authors here.)

Link to Author’s Website:

Author 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 (including purchasing online or attending a virtual event during the pandemic)? 

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

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

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

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