Malaprop's Updates - COVID-19 & More


We are saddened and upset by the senseless death of George Floyd. We've gathered some resources for you to consider, namely a list of anti-racist literature that can be viewed here, and a list of community and regional organizations who are fighting for equality and social justice, which you can find here. There will be no easy solutions to be found in these lists, but we hope they can be a starting point for you. A portion of sales from the book list will be donated to Southerners On New Ground and Building Bridges AVL. Find more information in our June newsletter here

COVID-19 Updates:

We are in the store from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, we are here from 10am to 3pm. We will not be able to offer phone support outside these times.

We are now accepting reservations for book browsing. Browsing is open from 11 to 3, Monday through Saturday, and is only available to North Carolina residents. Book an appointment by clicking the button below: 

Book a Browsing Appointment

  • You can visit the store by appointment only Monday through Saturday. Each appointment is for one adult and one child under the age of 18.

  • The Store is closed to appointments on Sundays.

  • All Customers and Staff will be required to wear a mask. We will have gloves available for customers. 

  • We are not accepting cash payment at this time.

  • Curbside service is available 11am and 3pm everyday.  Please wait for an email confirmation that your order is ready before coming by, and please note that Haywood St. is currently undergoing roadwork.  This means that roads may be closed or access to the directly to the store may be difficult. 

Events, Book Delivery & More:

  • Our special edition quarantine tee is still available here! Support Malaprop's, reading, social distancing all in one stylish garment. 

  • We have suspended in-store events and book clubs.  We are offering live stream virtual events and recorded conversations with authors and others on our YouTube channel

  • We will continue home delivery throughout all of Buncombe County! Delivery requires a two-book minimum purchase and a $2 delivery fee. Deliveries will be made on Tuesdays and Fridays, for complete orders (meaning we have all the books in stock at the store) placed before noon the previous day.  Orders will safely be left at your doorstep or in a safe location. This choice is at the discretion of the delivery driver.  For faster service, please make sure that the books are "On Our Shelves Now".  If a book is not in stock, your delivery may take longer. 

  • FREE shipping via media mail is available for book orders over $50.00 (before tax) sent to addresses in the continental United States-this service offers no insurance and no tracking numbers. Other orders ship via Priority Mail or other services with prices listed at checkout.

We want to thank you again for your continued support at this time. If you're looking for other ways to support our staff, you can donate to Malaprop's via the icon to your right, contribute the Cafe Barista's virtual tip jar, or to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC), which provides grants to booksellers in times of need. To support other local businesses, visit

Please take care of yourselves!