It’s no surprise that Asheville has plenty of quirky bookstores still thriving thanks to the city’s commitment to locally owned businesses and its artistic flair. Indeed, Asheville has a long literary history that connects the city to Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier. Here are the best bookstores to get lost in a book when in Asheville.
Last but not least, head to Spellbound if you’re seeking out new books for young adults, kids, or babies. They focus on partnering with local schools through book drives, book fairs, and organizing author visits to area schools. Be sure to say hi to Hugo, the bookshop dog, when you visit this bright, welcoming space with helpful staff ready to make recommendations.
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC, USA, +1 828 575 2266