Bedtime stories take on new meaning at a downtown Wilmington bookshop, where there’s no shame in dozing off with a good book.
17 Inspiring Independent Bookstores in North Carolina
These shops are about more than just books — they’re about community.
The Battery Park Book Exchange
At this eclectic bookstore in Asheville’s Grove Arcade, wine and espresso entice as many customers as the 30,000 gently used books. Here, old and new collide in a rich, decadent decor that resembles the arcade’s original purpose: to create an ambiance of extravagance.
Everything seemed to work against Gwenyfar Rohler from settling into her bookstore. But after a few hiccups, she found her home on Front Street in Wilmington.
While overcoming the literary persecution of her childhood, Emöke B’Racz established Malaprop’s, Asheville’s signature bookstore and pioneered the downtown business revival.