There are some places that impress you the moment you walk in through the front door. The Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar is definitely one of those places. After having a bite of lunch and a walk through the Grove Arcade, we still had an hour or so before we needed to head over to The Grove Park Inn to check in. We had a nice warm drink and a bite of something sweet on our minds when we decided to pop into the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar.
Once you walk in through the front door you feel like you’ve been transported back in time, and expect to see Bogie & Bacall sitting at the bar sipping champagne as the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday fills the air. “I’ll Be Seeing You” actually played while we perused the books.
You can either eat in the main dining area or throughout the bookshop where tables and booths can be found on either of the two levels of the bookstore.
If you find yourself in downtown Asheville, stopping into the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar is definitely something that should be on your list of places to see.