Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s: Join WNC Authors in Celebrating and Supporting Local Businesses on November 24, from 9 am to 9 pm

Asheville, NC -- All across the U.S. Small Business Saturday brings together authors and readers in support of independent bookstores. At Malaprop’s your favorite Western North Carolina-based authors volunteer as “booksellers for the day,” offering expert advice to readers and gift-givers.

This year, the American Booksellers Association and American Express are working together with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to make available 20,000 special edition copies of Ghost, Jason Reynold’s first book in his New York Times bestselling Track series. The books will be distributed for free through independent bookstores to children in underserved communities. Malaprop’s is thrilled to participate in this campaign. Jason Reynolds is a Newberry Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors.  

Our 2018 author-volunteer bookseller schedule includes: 

Allan Wolf 10:00 AM  

Constance Lombardo 11:00 AM 

Jacqui Castle 11:00 AM  

Nathan Ballingrud 12:00 PM

Adair Sanders 1:00 PM

Jennie Liu 1:00 PM

Jennifer McGaha 2:00 PM

Bobbie Pyron 2:00 PM

Wayne Caldwell 3:00 PM

Abigail DeWitt 3:00 PM

Hope Larson 3:00 PM

Come get a drink from the cafe's seasonal specialty menu and gift buying recomendations from your favorite local authors!

Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe