Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar is one of downtown Asheville’s must visits. Located at the historic Grove Arcade, Battery Park offers delicious wines and delectable bites within a two-story bookstore decorated with art and antiques. Come for the books and stay for the bubbles with an attractive outdoor seating area and live music at select times. Visit our facebook page for current schedules and special events!

Champagne & Wine

Choose from our impressive list of champagnes by the bottle or glass during your visit. Order a champagne flight and discover a new favorite while learning more about the world’s most celebratory beverage. Our literary themed sparkling cocktails include the Secret Garden or Great Gatsby and make any occasion festive.

Of course there is also an extensive wine list with offerings of reds and white from around the world. Whether you choose red or white, sparkling or still, you will find all are the perfect accompaniment while lounging in our cafe, enjoying our outdoor patio, or browsing our book collection.



Our professionally trained chef, McCartney Dubois, presents an ever changing menu that includes locally sourced seasonal items.

The cheese and charcuterie boards have a reputation of their own and are generous enough to share.  They are perfect for enjoying with one of our many wines or champagnes. 

Our lunch/dinner offerings include gourmet paninis, fresh seasonal salads, seasonal soups, and mouthwatering pastries. 

We offer large selection of gluten free and vegan items.

Sundays feature brunch items beginning at noon.



Over 10,000 books are available for purchase over two floors calling to mind a library out of Dickens or Harry Potter. Special collections include civil war & US history, art & design, award winning fiction, and classics. Peruse our display cases for rare treasures, first editions, and author autographed works.

We happily purchase used books that are in pristine condition. Please e-mail our book purveyor Thomas Wright (bpbookexchange@att.net) to discuss your collection. We offer either payment upon acceptance of books, or store credit which can be used towards food, beverages or more books! Books are viewed by appointment only.

Private Events

We host beautiful private parties to celebrate weddings, birthdays, holiday gatherings, anniversaries or corporate events.

Our venue offers affairs for 15-125 guests.

Catering options include heavy hors d’oeuvres, light hors d’oeuvres, formal tea parties, dessert parties, and wine reception.

Battery Park Book Exchange is the perfect setting for those wishing to depart from traditional restaurant seating and offer a unique experience. Guests meander and mingle amongst our antique furnishings, Persian rugs, oil paintings and, of course, thousands of beautiful books. 

Our event coordinator takes care of every detail from menu to flowers to live jazz.  Please e-mail Donna Wright (reservations@batteryparkbookexchange.com) to get started planning your next great event!