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Asheville writer co-authors new book delving into secrets of restaurant success

Asheville writer co-authors new book delving into secrets of restaurant success

Asheville author Joseph D’Agnese has teamed up with entrepreneur/software developer Damian Mogavero to write book that delves into the secrets of restaurant success. In The Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics of Today’s Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America Eats, D’Agnese and Mogavero take readers inside kitchens and eateries “to show us how data and statistics are helping restaurants stay profitable[Read More…]

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Bestselling books at Malaprop’s in Asheville

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Bestselling books at Malaprop’s in Asheville

A local cookbook, a story about a stunt cat and much more top the lists of adult and children’s bestsellers at Malaprop’s this year.

by December 12, 2016 1 comment Asheville books, Asheville News
Malaprop’s bookshop March events include Erik Larson, Denise Kiernan, Catherynne Valente, more

Malaprop’s bookshop March events include Erik Larson, Denise Kiernan, Catherynne Valente, more

It’s a big month for Malaprop’s, which will also host a panel of YA writers and fantasy writer Catherynne Valente.

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville books
Mostly sparkling reviews for WNC author Ron Rash’s new novel, ‘Above the Waterfall’

Mostly sparkling reviews for WNC author Ron Rash’s new novel, ‘Above the Waterfall’

The author of “Serena” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” has another hit on his hands.

by September 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville books
12 Bones barbecue cookbook launch party set for Sunday in Asheville

12 Bones barbecue cookbook launch party set for Sunday in Asheville

Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Mackensy Lunsford wrote the book with the restaurant’s owners and chef.

Book nerds unite! Authors, indy booksellers and fans converge on Malaprop’s in Asheville

Book nerds unite! Authors, indy booksellers and fans converge on Malaprop’s in Asheville

The American Booksellers Association is holding its annual winter conference in Asheville, complete with literary stars, panels and more.

Books by Asheville authors Gruen, Essig make list of most anticipated for 2015

Books by Asheville authors Gruen, Essig make list of most anticipated for 2015

Sara Gruen’s tale includes a search for the Loch Ness monster, while Mark Essig recounts the history of the humble pig.

by January 12, 2015 3 comments Asheville books, Asheville News
Malaprop’s to host launch party for latest book from Asheville author Stephanie Perkins

Malaprop’s to host launch party for latest book from Asheville author Stephanie Perkins

The young adult novel is Perkins’ third, and all have earned high praise from readers and critics.

by August 11, 2014 1 comment Asheville books, Asheville events
Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah to speak, sign books at Malaprop’s in Asheville on Saturday

Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah to speak, sign books at Malaprop’s in Asheville on Saturday

This is an extremely timely talk considering the violence in the Mideast right now.

From left to right: Mickey Mahaffey, Romayne Wheeler (critically acclaimed pianist who lives with the Tarahumara), Dr. Dan Lieberman.

Asheville’s Harlan, Murphy and Mahaffey to host expert on Tarahumara Indians May 23-24

On Saturday, check out portions of the movie Asheville’s Rod Murphy is making about Asheville’s Will Harlan and his exploits in Mexico.

UPDATE: Malaprop’s Book Store in Asheville gets $7,500 James Patterson grant

UPDATE: Malaprop’s Book Store in Asheville gets $7,500 James Patterson grant

Patterson, a best-selling author, has pledged to $1 million to indy booksellers, and the first round of grants has gone out.

Asheville star chef Katie Button of Curate restaurant signs on for cookbook

Asheville star chef Katie Button of Curate restaurant signs on for cookbook

“The Curate Cookbook” by Chef Katie Button will show folks how to create their own tapas dishes.

Q&A with Tyler Capps, author/illustrator of “Cooking Comically”

Q&A with Tyler Capps, author/illustrator of “Cooking Comically”

Capps’ comic cookbook is now available online and at Malaprop’s, where he’ll have a signing Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

Asheville illustrator Tyler Capps in American Express ad

Asheville illustrator Tyler Capps in American Express ad

The artist’s graphic cookbook “Cooking Comically” will be published October 1 through Perigree Books.

Black Mountain News: Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks focuses book, movie on Black Mountain College

Black Mountain News: Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks focuses book, movie on Black Mountain College

The writer of “The Notebook” will use a cutting-edge school in Black Mountain as the setting for new work.

Malaprop’s hosting ‘Kite Runner’ author Khaled Hosseini on June 14

Malaprop’s hosting ‘Kite Runner’ author Khaled Hosseini on June 14

Hosseini has a new book, “And the Mountains Echoed.”

by May 27, 2013 0 comments Asheville books
Asheville author Dale Neal’s new novel explores denizens of rural Appalachia

Asheville author Dale Neal’s new novel explores denizens of rural Appalachia

Neal, a reporter for 30 years at the Asheville Citizen-Times, turns his writing talent once again to exploring the lives of mountain folk.

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Asheville books
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop asks public for $18,500 to expand

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop asks public for $18,500 to expand

Owner Leslie Hawkins wants a stand-alone space to better serve customers.

Asheville author’s new book gets spotlight on Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’

Asheville author’s new book gets spotlight on Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’

Denise Kiernan’s tale, “The Girls of Atomic City,” paints an amazing portrait of womanhood and war.

by March 30, 2013 0 comments Asheville books
Asheville’s Montford Books will close by end of April

Asheville’s Montford Books will close by end of April

Owner Kay Manley says she has mixed emotions about closing up shop.

Illustrator Charles Vess to speak at Malaprop’s on March 16

Illustrator Charles Vess to speak at Malaprop’s on March 16

Did you know Virginian author Vess is a fan of Asheville, and Malaprop’s?

Author Ron Rash to present new short story collection at Malaprop’s

Author Ron Rash to present new short story collection at Malaprop’s

Rash will present “Nothing Gold Can Stay” in a ticketed event at the downtown book store.

by January 15, 2013 0 comments Asheville books

Got a Buncombe library card? Download digital copies of magazines for free

With your library card, you can download 50 popular titles, from Consumer Reports to Rolling Stone.

by January 14, 2013 2 comments Asheville books, Asheville News
Asheville writer Megan Shepherd’s book debut set for Jan. 29

Asheville writer Megan Shepherd’s book debut set for Jan. 29

Two years ago, she was working at Asheville Parks & Recreation. Today, Shepherd is an author with a big-time publishing house contract.

by January 10, 2013 1 comment Asheville books, Asheville News
Asheville author makes Kirkus’ ‘Best indie books of 2012’ list

Asheville author makes Kirkus’ ‘Best indie books of 2012’ list

Congrats to Susan Gabriel, author of The Secret Sense of Wildflower, for being named to the list.

by December 31, 2012 0 comments Asheville books
Local Christmas sale madness: 50 percent off Sat-Mon at Montford Books & More

Local Christmas sale madness: 50 percent off Sat-Mon at Montford Books & More

Other sales going on around town on Christmas weekend? Do tell us more.

Popular poet Barbie Angell releases ‘Roasting Questions’ Friday at the Hop West

Popular poet Barbie Angell releases ‘Roasting Questions’ Friday at the Hop West

Free, family-friendly poetry event.

by December 13, 2012 0 comments Asheville books, Asheville events
Comic books coming to West Asheville

Comic books coming to West Asheville

According to Marc at Orbit, get your comics at the same place you get your DVDs.

Downtown Books & News paperback holds Stephen King surprise

Downtown Books & News paperback holds Stephen King surprise

Found today in the $1 bin: Stephen King’s sales receipt.

by October 21, 2012 1 comment Asheville books, Only in Asheville
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ graphic novel signing with author Hope Larson in Asheville Saturday

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ graphic novel signing with author Hope Larson in Asheville Saturday

Asheville native Larson was selected to create a new version of the children’s classic for its 50th anniversary.

Unchained Tour coming to Asheville Sept. 16 champions local and homegrown

Unchained Tour coming to Asheville Sept. 16 champions local and homegrown

The Asheville stop on the tour promoting local indie bookstores and featuring author Neil Gaiman is sold out.

American Crow, Page 8

American Crow, Page 8

The latest in the locally created graphic novel from Tiziana Severse and Brent Baldwin.

Local blogger’s book on Asheville beer coming soon

Local blogger’s book on Asheville beer coming soon

Brewgasm blogger Anne-Fitten Glenn says her new book “Asheville Beer” will be out by October 1.

by August 24, 2012 2 comments Asheville beer, Asheville books
UPDATE: TIX ON SALE Neil Gaiman to perform at Diana Wortham Theatre in September

UPDATE: TIX ON SALE Neil Gaiman to perform at Diana Wortham Theatre in September

Tix are $20 and available now from the Diana Wortham website.

Asheville appears in Ploughshares Literary Magazine’s “Literary Boroughs” list

Asheville appears in Ploughshares Literary Magazine’s “Literary Boroughs” list

Boston lit mag lists our resident writers, literary references, where to get published and more.

Asheville author gets attention on Wired.com, Huffington Post for new book “Better Than College”

Asheville author gets attention on Wired.com, Huffington Post for new book “Better Than College”

Asheville author Blake Boles strikes again.

by July 3, 2012 0 comments Asheville books
Calling all writers for Pitchapalooza: Malaprop’s event is American Idol of book ideas

Calling all writers for Pitchapalooza: Malaprop’s event is American Idol of book ideas

From the Malaprop’s website: *WHAT: *Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute– and only one minute– to make his or her pitch! In the last month, three writers have gotten publishing deals as a result of participating in Pitchapalooza. *HOW:* At Pitchapalooza,[Read More…]

Better Than College: Asheville author crowdfunds book for $9K, gets blurb from millionaire CD Baby founder

Better Than College: Asheville author crowdfunds book for $9K, gets blurb from millionaire CD Baby founder

Asheville’s Blake Boles, an advocate of “unschooling,” or seeking nontraditional means to education and success, has a book out tomorrow. Better Than College has attracted attention from CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, who provides the cover blurb, and NYT bestselling author Dan Pink (Drive), who also provides a blurb. And I don’t think Blake was kidding on Facebook when he[Read More…]