Author FAQs

“How can I get my book on your shelves?”

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe is proud to offer a consignment program for independently published authors! Working with individual authors on a consignment basis allows us to carry many titles we would otherwise not be able to offer and strengthens our ties with the community. To be eligible for consideration, the author MUST live in Asheville or the immediate vicinity. For more information on our consignment process, click here. 

If your book is available through a distributor such as Ingram or Baker & Taylor at a standard retailer discount, consignment is not for you. Please contact our Senior Buyer Justin Souther at

“How can I get my book listed on”

1) Log in to using your personal account. If you don't have an account on, please create one at
2a) Once you are logged in to your IndieBound account, point your browser to:
2b) Once you are logged in to your IndieBound account, for missing cover art, navigate to:
3) Enter your data, attach an image, and submit.
4) Please allow time for approval by the American Booksellers Association. Once approved, it can take up to 24 hours for your book to appear in search results and on
All add-a-book requests must be submitted through these forms. Changes and corrections to existing books (other than cover art) should be emailed to

“How can I present my book at Malaprop’s?”

We are pleased to host a variety of authors at Malaprop's. Please click here to learn more about our events program and to be considered for an event unless these criteria apply to you:

If you are a local and your book is self-published or print-on-demand and not already in our inventory, please do not request an event until you have gone through the consignment process.

If you are a poet and would like to read at Malaprop's, please follow the steps to be considered for Poetrio, below. 

“How can I be part of your monthly Poetrio event?”

To be considered for Poetrio, please complete this form and forward a copy of your new chapbook or collection to ATTN: POETRIO, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801. Please make sure to include your contact information with the book.

“Do you have advice or outside resources for authors?”

Here is a helpful how-to list if you do not have experience working with bookstores. 

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