About Events at Malaprop's

Due to Covid-19, in-person events are currently suspended and we are not confirming new events at this time. You may still submit a request to be considered for an event but we do not yet know when scheduling will resume. We are hosting virtual events but have limited openings and cannot host virtual events with self-published authors. Things remain in flux and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and well.

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. Every request is 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 before the publication of your book if possible.

Author Event Proposal:

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.

Contact Name:

Author Name:

Book Title:


Publisher (If self-published, please review our Author FAQs page. Note we cannot schedule virtual events with self-published authors):

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, Bookshop, or an independent bookseller? (Read our notes for authors here.)

Link to Author’s Website (Note: A book listing or author page on Amazon does not qualify as your 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.

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