As Asheville’s ever-increasing popularity has piqued the interest of big hotel chains and other corporate enterprises, it’s also triggered fears of homogenization and loss of essential character, raising the question: Can Asheville stay weird?
As it happens, the author has some things in common with the historic figures whose story she tells. Like Vanderbilt, Kiernan was born in New York City, and like the scion and his wife, Edith, Kiernan traveled widely (including a stint in Italy reporting on soccer for ESPN) before settling in Asheville.
The downtown shop’s first cookbook features eight chapters of recipes both savory and sweet.
Memories provide the foundation for Katz’s current “music and conversation” tour, which includes a Thursday, June 22, date at The Orange Peel. The evening before, Katz will give a reading at Malaprop’s.
On Saturday, June 3, Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe will host the official book launch of Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt debut work of creative nonfiction, “A Tangled Tree: My Father’s Path to Immortality.”
A break from the field, followed by a return to Africa, set Anderson to work on the story that eventually became City of Saints and Thieves. Working out of Kenya, she thought about writing a novel set in Nairobi that dramatized the experiences that drove refugees there from the Congo.
Poet and novelist Lidija Dimkovska presents the English translation of her award-winning book A Spare Life at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Price’s free reading takes place at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Tripp presents her fictionalized biography of Georgia O’Keeffe at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, June 14.
The After Party — which Disclafani will present at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, June 8 — was inspired by the River Oaks community, a wealthy neighborhood in Houston.
Reed is a highly successful author of young adult novels. On Wednesday, May 11, she’ll celebrate the release of Unforgivable — her seventh novel in as many years — with an event at Malaprop’s.
About a dozen authors will respond to a single writing prompt that’s loosely connected to House Bill 2 to raise money to undo the legislation. This first iteration of Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe’s new Authors for Action series takes place at Asheville Community Theatre on Wednesday, May 18.
As part of Children’s Book Week at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, Fischer will read her entire new work, which is filled with friendly and vibrant illustrations by Laura Wood, on Thursday, May 5.
Fred Chappell will read from his new fantasy book at Malaprop’s on Friday, April 15. A tour in support of Record Store of the Mind, with accompaniment by local musicians at each stop, brings Rosenthal to Downtown Books and News on Thursday, April 14.
Despite their great variety, every one of the 71 national park units local author Danny Bernstein visited for her new book, Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South, proved itself worthy of preservation and interesting for a wide range of visitors.
The international bestselling suspense writer pays his first visit to Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café to celebrate new release GOODBYE TO THE DEAD on Saturday, March 19.
After a full career in law, Surrisi found that she had completed her middle grade mystery at precisely the right moment.
Walk any downtown Asheville street and you’re likely to encounter some quirky storefronts offering unusual products. Together, these “specialty shops” or boutiques, most of them locally owned businesses, are a key component of the city’s distinctive flavor, attracting thousands of tourists each year and helping fuel the economy.
Coloring intricate designs is helping adults unplug from daily life relieve anxieties, but calling the activity “art therapy” isn’t quite accurate.
The memoir Approaching Ali is a collection of vignettes covering 27 years of friendship and even further back. Author Davis Miller will launch his book at Malaprop’s Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Brownlee releases his poetry collection — the second work from spiritually-engaged local publisher Orison Books — with a free reading at Malaprop’s Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.