Battery Park Book Exchange

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.


While overcoming the literary persecution of her childhood, Emöke B’Racz established Malaprop’s, Asheville’s signature bookstore and pioneered the downtown business revival.