Wednesday, November 02, 2005

    Asheville: The Top 25

    How do we love North Carolina's favorite mountain town? Brad Tuttle counts the way in no particular order. For Example---

    6. The banned-book list at Malaprop's

    In addition to titles of gay, lesbian, and transgender interest--and separate sections for graphic novels and local writers and poets--this very independent bookstore has several shelves of books currently banned by schools and libraries around the country. Gone With the Wind, Lord of the Flies, Hamlet, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a few of the Harry Potter titles are all on someone's no-no list. Several times a week, the bookstore-and-café hosts author readings and live music. The bulletin board where locals post events, jobs, and solicitations is absolutely worth a look. One recent flyer read: 2chix lawn care--support the women's movement. 55 Haywood St., 828/254-6734.

    I found this list to be quit handy for both visitors and natives.