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Upcoming Events

Small Business Saturday

11/24/2018 - 9:00AM

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...

Works In Translation Book Club

11/29/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop's Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. This month's selection is Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian, translated by Stanley Chapman. 

Barbara Kingsolver Signs Unsheltered

11/29/2018 - 1:00PM

Please note that this is a signing only event. Barbara Kingsolver will not be speaking and will not sign copies of her other titles. She will only sign Unsheltered and will not be personalizing copies. The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. Malaprop's is thrilled to...

Kevin McIlvoy presents At the Gate of All Wonder with Christine Hale author of A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice

11/30/2018 - 6:00PM

About At the Gate of All Wonder: Samantha Peabody, a seasoned bio-acoustician and eccentric recluse living in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, recalls in this journal-like novel her year with two children who accompanied her in a “Sonic Adventure Program,” deep in the woods. While she relates the story of the love that develops between her and the children — despite her efforts to resist —Sam offers a ferociously honest confession of love’s demise. Twelve years earlier, she’d chosen to...

Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Launch

12/01/2018 - 3:00PM

Oxford American magazine, Yep Roc Records, and Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café are proud to present the Oxford American's 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café Asheville, NC. This free to the public event will feature a diverse group of writers reading stories from the issue, along with musical punctuations by co-curator, Raleigh-based songwriter Tift Merritt. Featured guests at the Asheville readings will...

No Poetrio This Month

12/02/2018 - 3:00PM

Poetrio is on winter break in December. Please join us for a new trio of poets January 6th.

LGBTQ Book Club

12/03/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. December's pick is A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham.   

WILD Book Club

12/04/2018 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop's General Manager and bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett at the Battery Park Book Exchange for meetings of the WILD (Women in Lively Discussion) book club. This woman-only book club seeks to have fun by reading books (fiction & non) by women writers that intrigue us. They ordinarily meet at 6:30 P.M. on the first Tuesday of the month.  The pick for December 2018 is Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks. 

Bobby Sullivan launches Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics

12/04/2018 - 6:00PM

Revolutionary Threads offers an American Rasta's retelling of episodes in American history with an anticolonial thrust, accented by Bobby Sullivan's own personal experiences. The book ties together various subjects while returning each time to the culture of Rastafari, social justice movements, and cooperative economics. From how we perceive history in general, America's precolonial past, and global capitalism's early development and the resistance to it, to political prisoners and a...

Malaprop's Book Club

12/05/2018 - 7:00PM

The Malaprop's Book Club, hosted by Jay Jacoby, explores a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books determined by member suggestion. This month's selection is WAR by Sebastian Junger.   

Jen Sincero presents You are a Badass Everyday

12/06/2018 - 6:00PM

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Quincy Troupe presents Miles and Me

12/08/2018 - 7:00PM

Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intimate detail the sometimes harrowing processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and travails Davis's passionate and contradictory temperament posed to the two men's friendship. Miles and Me shows how Miles Davis, both...

Children's author Debra Frasier as the "Queen of Letters"

12/08/2018 - 1:00PM

Join us for a fun, empoweing letter writing activity with Debra frasier, author and illustrator of A Fabulous Fair Alphabet and "On the Day You Were Born." As the "Queen of Letters," Frasier will help children and parents set their intentions for the coming year. Take a seat in her beautiful red tent. Choose your alphabet cards and unlock her Golden Box of Wisdom Words. Discover your Word-of-Power — the word that will help make YOU a stronger YOU in the coming year…(And...

Mystery Book Club

12/10/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries #1) by Charlotte MacLeod.   

Discussion Bound Book Club

12/11/2018 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. The pick for December is Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-five Paintings to Change the Way You Live by Christophe Andre. 

Laura E. Wolfson presents For Single Mothers Working As Train Conductors in conversation with Elizabeth Kostova

12/11/2018 - 6:00PM

Laura Esther Wolfson's literary debut draws on years of immersion in the Russian and French languages; struggles to gain a basic understanding of Judaism, its history, and her place in it; and her search for a form to hold the stories that emerge from what she has lived, observed, overheard, and misremembered. In "Proust at Rush Hour," when her lungs begin to collapse and fail, forcing her to give up an exciting and precarious existence as a globetrotting simultaneous interpreter, she seeks...

Notorious H.B.C. (History Book Club)

12/20/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. We’re creating a book club that tackles the challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.” The December pick is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. 

Works In Translation Book Club

12/27/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop's Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. The December 2018 pick is The Little Virtues: Essays by Natalia Ginzburg, translated by Dick Davis, with a forward by Belle Boggs.

New Year's Day SALE

01/01/2019 - 12:00PM

Ring in the New Year with your favorite booksellers and baristas!  We're open from noon to five and almost all our bookstore merchandise is 25% off!    

Malaprop's Book Club

01/02/2019 - 7:00PM

The Malaprop's Book Club, hosted by Jay Jacoby, explores a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books determined by member suggestion. January's pick is TBA. 

Poetrio

01/06/2019 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets.

LGBTQ Book Club

01/07/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. Meets the first Monday of every month. January's pick is In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.   

Mesha Maren presents Sugar Run

01/08/2019 - 6:00PM

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she's sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She's released eighteen years later and finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian mountains, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in...

Discussion Bound Book Club

01/08/2019 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Meets the second Tuesday of every month at noon. January's pick is TBA. 

Bryan Robinson launches #Chill in conversation with Maryedith Burrell

01/11/2019 - 6:00PM

Stop stressing and learn to chill with this mindfulness and meditation guidebook that can help workaholics and others let go of anxiety and achieve and maintain the healthy work/life balance they need. We all know good health and happiness depends on having proper balance between our professional and private lives. But in today's hectic work environment, in which we must do more in less time with fewer resources, that goal can feel impossible to attain. We stay late at the office rather than...

Tom Hansell presents After Coal

01/13/2019 - 3:00PM

Central Appalachia and South Wales were built to extract coal, and faced with coal's decline, both regions have experienced economic depression, labor unrest, and out-migration. After Coal focuses on coalfield residents who chose not to leave, but instead remained in their communities and worked to build a diverse and sustainable economy. It tells the story of four decades of exchange between two mining communities on opposite sides of the Atlantic, and profiles individuals and organizations...

Mystery Book Club

01/14/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for Malaprop's Mystery Book Club! The pick for January is TBA.   

Notorious H.B.C. (History Book Club)

01/17/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. We’re creating a book club that tackles the challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.”

M. K. England presents The Disasters in conversation with Beth Revis

01/18/2019 - 6:00PM

The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England. Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it's not exactly a surprise when he's kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax's one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape--barely--but they're also the sole witnesses to the biggest...

Writers at Home

01/20/2019 - 3:00PM

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

Tommy Tomlinson presents The Elephant in the Room

01/22/2019 - 6:00PM

In the tradition of Roxane Gay's Hunger, a searing, honest, and candid exploration of what it's like to live as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who decided he had to change his life as he neared the age of fifty weighing in at 460 pounds. When he was almost fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed an astonishing--and dangerous--460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an...

Kirstin L. Squint presents LeAnne Howe at the Intersections of Southern and Native American Literature

01/25/2019 - 6:00PM

With the publication of her first novel, Shell Shaker (2001), Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe quickly emerged as a crucial voice in twenty-first-century American literature. Her innovative, award-winning works of fiction, poetry, drama, and criticism capture the complexities of Native American life and interrogate histories of both cultural and linguistic oppression throughout the United States. In the first monograph to consider Howe's entire body of work, LeAnne Howe at the...

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu presents A Cry in the Snow and Other Poems with translator Luke Hankins

01/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu's poetry dwells in spaces of paradox, seeking out the words, metaphors, and images that capture both the peaceful stillness of snow and the desperate cry of human experience. A Cry in the Snow often draws on these two fertile tropes: the beauty of nature and the power and limitations of language. A trilingual poet who has published in French, English, and her native Romanian, Radulescu seeks to harness the elemental aspects of human experience, working...

Author Salon with Jeff Jackson discussing Destroy All Monsters

01/29/2019 - 7:00PM

An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience. Are these random copycat killings, or is something more sinister at work? Has music itself become corrupted in a culture where everything is available, everybody is a "creative," and attention spans have dwindled to nothing? With its cast of ambitious bands, yearning fans, and enigmatic killers, Destroy All Monsters tells a haunted and...

Karen McManus presents Two Can Keep a Secret and Megan Miranda presents Come Find Me

01/30/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for this dual author event. Karen McManus, bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying presents a page turning mystery Two Can Keep a Secret.  Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect,...

Rachael Sparks presents Resistant

01/31/2019 - 6:00PM

In the final battle with drug-resistant bacteria, one woman's blood holds a secret weapon. Rory and her father have survived the antibiotic crisis that has killed millions, including Rory's mother--but ingenuity and perseverance aren't their only advantages. When a stoic and scarred young military veteran enters their quiet life, Rory is drawn to him against her better judgment . . . until he exposes the secrets her mother and father kept from her, including the fact that her own blood may hold...

Works In Translation Book Club

01/31/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop's Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. January's pick is A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto, translated by Louise Heal Kawai. 

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