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Upcoming Events

Jonathan Creasy presents Black Mountain Poems

12/08/2019 - 3:00PM

Black Mountain College had an explosive influence on American poetry, music, art, craft, dance, and thought; it’s hard to imagine any other institution that was so interdisciplinary, rebellious, utopian, and experimental. Founded on the mission of creating rounded, complete people by balancing the arts with manual labor within a democratic, non-hierarchical structure, Black Mountain College was a crucible of revolutionary literature. Although this artistic haven only existed from 1933 to 1956,...

Store Closing Early

12/24/2019 - 6:00PM

Merry Christmas! Malaprop's will close at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 24th. We will open at 9 am on Thursday, December 26th.

Christmas Day - Store Closed

12/25/2019 - 9:00AM

Merry Christmas! Malaprop's will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th.

New Year's Day - Special store hours and our annual Sale!

01/01/2020 - 12:00PM

Happy New Year! We don't know what 2020 will bring, but we know that life is better with books! Malaprop's will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm and every item in the store will be 25% off!

Michael Diettrich-Chastain presents Changes: The Busy Professional's Guide to Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals and Mastering Adaptability

01/02/2020 - 6:00PM

Why do people struggle with creating the changes they say they want? With over a decade of work with thousands of clients in the fields of organizational consulting, executive coaching and psychotherapy, author Michael Diettrich-Chastain reveals the seven life dimensions that impact our ability to make professional and personal changes...as well as why we succeed at making certain changes and fail at others. Ever wonder why things aren't going the way you planned? Why things are happening TO...

Mark Powell presents Firebird

01/03/2020 - 6:00PM

In this stunning new literary thriller, a U.S. arms deal gone south takes you into the underground world of political operatives, Ivy League criminals, and a hedge fund billionaire with eyes on the presidency. Mark Powell has been called the " best Appalachian novelist of his generation" by Ron Rash, and a writer "on the verge of greatness" by Pat Conroy. He is the author of six novels, including Small Treasons (Simon & Schuster) and The Sheltering (Story River). Powell has received...


01/05/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In January we welcome Brit Washburn, author of Notwithstanding, Katie Bowler Young, author of Through Water with Ease, and Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, author of A Wake with Nine Shades.  Brit Washburn is a poet, yoga practitioner, vegan cook and mother of three, with a fourth child on the way, trying mightily to navigate her life with grace, gratitude, intelligence, and compassion.  She garners consolation and insight...

Sandra E. Johnson presents The Mind-Body Peace Journal: 366 Mindful Prompts for Serenity & Clarity

01/06/2020 - 6:00PM

This 366-day journal, filled with inspiring quotes, tips, and prompts, will help you achieve deeper clarity, serenity, and introspection. Reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and live a calmer, more balanced life. The practice of mindfulness has been gaining popularity amid our fast-paced world, and this entry in our successful gilded and guided journal series will help you reconnect with the earth and nature. Featuring writing prompts and daily words of wisdom from popular luminaries throughout...

Mark de Castrique launches Murder in Rat Alley

01/07/2020 - 6:00PM

Iraq War veteran Sam Blackman with his prosthetic leg and his no-nonsense private eye partner Nakayla Robertson love their investigations which always carry a thread from the past--and they love each other. An interracial couple in the new South, the Asheville, NC, pair has surrounded themselves with a terrific support team including an unorthodox lawyer and a veteran cop. They deploy humor both to bind them together and to deflect insults. Plus, it helps deal with the tragedies their work...

Rita Sims Quillen presents Wayland, in conversation with Abigail DeWitt

01/08/2020 - 6:00PM

Set in southwestern Virginia in 1930, Wayland is the story of a perfect life interrupted by a chance encounter with pure evil. Eva and Andrew Nettles are a couple who found each other in the unlikeliest of circumstances and married in mid-life, now living a blissful country life with their adopted daughter--until one day a hobo happens by. Buddy Newman cannot believe his good fortune: this family has everything he needs, including the most beautiful little girl he's ever seen or dreamed of....

Dr. Kathleen Smith presents Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down, in conversation with Joanne O'Sullivan

01/09/2020 - 6:00PM

In the spirit of You Are a Badass and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, a helpful and humorous guide to shedding our anxious habits and building a more solid sense of self in our increasingly anxiety-inducing world. Licensed therapist and mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn't Terrible is an informative and practical guide -- featuring a healthy dose of humor -- for people who want to become beacons of...

Andrew Clark launches Jesus in the Trailer: Poems with Eric Nelson, Meagan Smith Lucas, and Benjamin Cutler

01/12/2020 - 4:00PM

Join Andrew Clark, Eric Nelson, Meagan Smith Lucas, and Benjamin Cutler, as they celebrate the launch of Clark's book, Jesus in the Trailer. They will be joined by event MC, Lockie Hunter. Jesus in the Trailer is an intimate and sobering look at the South, at faith, at youth and aging. Clark’s poems are as tangible as red clay, with an appreciation for the rustic and reverence for time. From start to finish, this is a truly captivating collection. You’ll return to it again and again...

TICKETED: Ransom Riggs launches The Conference of the Birds

01/14/2020 - 7:00PM

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Elwood Watson, PhD presents Keepin' It Real: Essays on Race in Contemporary America

01/15/2020 - 6:00PM

The past decade has been one of the most racially turbulent periods in the modern era, as the complicated breakthrough of the Obama presidency gave way to the racially charged campaigning and eventual governing of Donald Trump. Keepin' It Real presents a wide-ranging group of essays that take on key aspects of the current landscape surrounding racial issues in America, including the place of the Obamas, the rise of the alt-right and White nationalism, Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick and the...

Writers at Home

01/19/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us for the monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review. This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you purchase the books you want to be signed at our events from Malaprop’s. When you do this you are not only supporting the work it takes to run an events program, you are also telling the publishers that they should keep sending authors here. Can’t make it to the store for the event? Call us or order the book on...

John Russell presents All the Right Circles

01/21/2020 - 6:00PM

Fans of Pat Conroy will enjoy John Russell's long-awaited second novel, a rich, multi-generational story of money and morals, power and race, sex and sanity, set in a changing America. Jack Callahan is an outsider in his adopted hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. A successful lawyer, he's spent years trying to move in all the right circles. But with his literary mother in a sanitarium, his society marriage on the rocks, and his biggest client--Raleigh's family-owned newspaper the Criterion--...

Spanish-speaking Book Club

01/21/2020 - 7:00PM

Join host Susan Hills to read and discuss books in Spanish. The club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The pick for January is Que Nadie Duerma by Juan Jose Millas. 

The Bookstore & You: Beneficial Relationship Building for Authors with Gold Leaf Literary

01/22/2020 - 6:00PM

Caroline Christopoulos and Lauren Harr of Gold Leaf Literary Services, LLC will hold an informational session for authors on best practices for working with bookstores to create a mutually beneficial relationship. They will discuss publishing options and how they affect bookstore relationships, ways to help boost sales, making the most of author events, and more. Christopoulos and Harr have decades of experience in the book industry and have taught courses for authors through the Great Smokies...

E. Patrick Johnson, Ph.D. presents Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

01/23/2020 - 6:00PM

E. Patrick Johnson's Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to collect and share the stories of her people. With little explanation, she whisks the reluctant Dr. EPJ away to the women-only world of Hymen, where she serves as his tour guide as he bears witness to the real-life stories of queer Black women throughout the American South. The women he meets come from all walks of life and...

Cynn Chadwick launches Things That Women Do

01/26/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us to celebrate the launch of Things That Women Do, by Cindy Chadwick. Marie Hefley, editor of the Great Smokies Review, will moderate a panel discussion between Chadwick and authors Vicki Lane, Mildred Barya, Laura Hope-Gill, Jennifer McGaha, and Ellen J. Perry.    After Anna Shields receives an invitation from her estranged Aunt Lydia, she flies to Tennessee to find a number of older women-Tasha, Sadie, and Chloe-also living on Lydia's...

CRAFT featuring Ada Calhoun discussing Why We Can't Sleep, in conversation with Denise Kiernan at Little Jumbo

01/26/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us at Little Jumbo for CRAFT: Authors in Conversation, a new series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan! Little Jumbo, located at 241 Broadway Street in Asheville, features classic and classically-inspired craft cocktails, food, live music and more. Their staff will create a specialty cocktail or mocktail for each event. The doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event will begin at 3:00.   A small number of reserved seats will be available to...

Nick Bruel presents Bad Kitty Joins the Team

01/28/2020 - 3:00PM

See Kitty as you've never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly) in the latest installment of the phenomenally successful New York Times–bestelling series. Kitty is terribly out of shape—she can barely torment Puppy without needing a break to huff and puff! When Kitty's owner catches her wheezing, Kitty is told it's time to EXERCISE. It takes some serious convincing, a high-stakes competition, and a little bit of trickery but eventually Kitty gets into the competitive spirit . . . albeit...


02/02/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In February we welcome Elizabeth Jacobson, author of Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, Dana Wildsmith, author of One Light, and Linda Parsons, author of Candescent.   Elizabeth Jacobson   Elizabeth Jacobson’s second book, Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, won the New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch, and was published in January 2019, by Free Verse Editions/Parlor...

Catana Chetwynd launches Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend

02/04/2020 - 6:00PM

Why bother getting out of bed when you could stay bundled up with that special someone and a book of cozy, cute comics. From the author of the bestselling Little Moments of Love comes Snug, a collection of comics that perfectly captures the honest, playful, and relatable snapshots of romantic life. Chetwynd's second book has the same charming and inviting style as her first and includes 50 percent new, never-before-shared comics. Snug is a celebration of the quirks and...

David Zucchino presents Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

02/11/2020 - 6:00PM

By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolina's largest city and a shining example of a mixed-race community. It was a bustling port city with a burgeoning African American middle class and a Fusionist government of Republicans and Populists that included black aldermen, police officers and magistrates. There were successful black-owned businesses and an African American newspaper, The Record. But across the state--and the South--white supremacist Democrats were working to reverse the advances...

Wendi Gratz presents: How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs & Easy Stitch Tutorials

02/12/2020 - 6:00PM

How to Embroider Almost Everything is an inspiring, fun, and sophisticated collection of 500+ stitch motifs from embroidery designer Wendi Gratz that offers a fresh new take on embroidery. Get a detailed checklist of everything you'll need to embark on your stitch journey: threads, needles, fabric, and more. Find step-by-step tutorials for essential stitches and other techniques for creating the motifs, plus answers to common questions and invaluable tips and tricks. Explore an amazing 500+...

Jenn Shapland presents My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir, in conversation with Erica Abrams Locklear

02/13/2020 - 6:00PM

While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie—letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters’ language—but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers’s life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she...

Writers at Home

02/16/2020 - 3:00PM

Join host Tommy Hays for the monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

"CRAFT" Authors in Conversation with Denise Kiernan at LITTLE JUMBO

02/23/2020 - 3:00PM

CRAFT  is an author conversation series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan at Asheville’s premier cocktail lounge Little Jumbo. The series, held the last Sunday of each month, is co-sponsored by Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Little Jumbo. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event begins at 3:00. A small number of reserved seats will be available to those who purchase the featured book from Malaprop’s prior to the event. Additional...

Lee Matalone presents Home Making: A Novel, in conversation with Erica Witsell

02/26/2020 - 6:00PM

From a talented, powerful new voice in fiction comes a stunning novel about the intersection of three lives coming to grips with identity, family legacy, and what it means to make a house a true home. Cybil is a war child--the result of a brief affair between a young Japanese woman and a French soldier--who at a young age is transplanted to Tucson, Arizona, and raised by an American officer and his rigid wife. After a rebellious adolescence, she grows up to become a successful ob-gyn. Chloe,...

Jacob Paul presents Last Tower to Heaven, in conversation with Jessica Jacobs

02/27/2020 - 6:00PM

 Days before his thirty-third birthday, Jacob Paul, an ordinary New Yorker, learns that his life is the dream of a man being slowly gassed in the back of a box truck headed from the Chelmno extermination camp to a mass grave in the Polish woods. Thus begins a 500-page, 18-years-long, Quixotic, often comic, picaresque. J's adventures lead him to Chase, his fellow traveler and love interest, and to Art, Chase's husband, the evangelical governor of Mexico, who enlists J to build a new kind of...

TICKETED: An Evening with Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and The Vile

02/28/2020 - 6:30PM

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03/01/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In March we welcome Esteban Rodríguez, author of Dusk & Dust, Jeanne Larsen, author of What Penelope Chooses, and Catherine Carter, author of Larvae of the Nearest Stars. Esteban Rodríguez is the author of Dusk & Dust (Hub City Press 2019), Crash Course (Saddle Road Press 2019), (Dis)placement (Skull + Wind Press 2020), and the micro-chapbook Soledad (2019). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The...

"CRAFT" Authors in Conversation with Denise Kiernan at LITTLE JUMBO

03/29/2020 - 3:00PM

CRAFT  is an author conversation series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan at Asheville’s premier cocktail lounge Little Jumbo. The series, held the last Sunday of each month, is co-sponsored by Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Little Jumbo. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event begins at 3:00. A small number of reserved seats will be available to those who purchase the featured book from Malaprop’s prior to the event. Additional seating and standing...

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