365 Challenge: Day 199 – Store

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Store: an amazing book store in Asheville I wanted to live in

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Today’s post is a short one as we’ve been driving around a lot and haven’t stopped to take many pictures. We are leaving Asheville later this afternoon after a final stop in an amazing bookstore called the Battery Park Book Exchange, where they have tons of older books (and newer ones). They also serve champagne, pastries and coffee, as well as have a full bar and about 30 sitting areas over three different stories in a winding maze pattern. Amazing! My friend Kiersten (good blog to follow!!!) suggested another one, Malaprop’s, which I hope to catch before we leave. Definitely worth visiting Asheville… my favorite of all the towns in North Carolina so far. We had lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe, where the biscuits were perfection and walked around the town for a few hours. Oh, it’ll be sad to leave. But I have all the pics of Biltmore to get me to come back soon. Off to finish out the day… back tomorrow!

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About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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33 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 199 – Store

    Cozynookbks said:
    September 27, 2017 at 6:15 AM

    I love that book store! So many cozy nooks and crannies.

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    foodzesty said:
    September 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM

    Love the book store!!

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    September 27, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    I think I would visit just to go the that book store!!!

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    Judy Hudgins said:
    September 27, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Eight more months and this well be my stomping ground again…well, Charlotte will be, but close enough. Can’t wait!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 27, 2017 at 8:16 AM

      That’s wonderful. I’m in Charlotte now checking out options. 🙂

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    September 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    oooooooh, such a beautiful bookstore!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    Kiersten said:
    September 27, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    See, this is why I am in love with Asheville. They have so many amazing bookstores and cozy places like this. ❤

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    Kiersten said:
    September 27, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Even though I just went to Asheville like a month ago I’m ready to go back now! 🙂

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    cwhiteweb said:
    September 27, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Oh my word!! It must feel amazing to just sit here and read!! 😍😍😍

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM

      I’m sure it would be! Wish I had time. We were trying to get thru the whole town. 🙂

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    Stephanie said:
    September 27, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    I love that bookstore! ❤ I’d happily spend all day in there. I’m so glad you made it to the Tupelo Honey Cafe! We eat there every visit…delicious!! Now I want biscuits, lol. And need to take a little vacation when I have fall break in a few weeks 🍁🍂🍁

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM

      Perfect for fall leaf viewing. 🙂

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        Stephanie said:
        September 27, 2017 at 9:33 AM

        Yes, October is perfect for a visit! I miss the mountains so much since I grew up in them, so I love going anytime I get a chance. Your pictures have been lovely and reminded me so much of home…I am vacationing vicariously through you lol 😉😀

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    scr4pl80 said:
    September 27, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    What a wonderful place! I’d spend all day there. You are making me jealous.

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    Mischenko said:
    September 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Oh my, I could get stuck in there for a day easily! ❤ Falling in love with all these updates! Take care and be safe. 😉

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    Robin @The Robin's Nest said:
    September 27, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Oooh we have a Tupelo Honey Cafe here in Chattanooga!! I have loved reliving some wonderful memories through your photos. Asheville as well as a Pigeon Forge/Great Smokey Mountains are wonderful and beautiful places.

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    roseelaineblog said:
    September 27, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    That bookstore looks amazing 😉

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    roseelaineblog said:
    September 27, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Safe journey home 🏡

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    BrizzleLass said:
    September 27, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    I think that bookstore could be worth the price of a transatlantic plane ticket, it looks like heaven!

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    Annie Xia said:
    September 27, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Bookstores are the BEST.

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    Didi Oviatt - Author said:
    September 27, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Yep, I definitely think ALL bookstores should have a Champaign Bar!! Your post has absolutely convinced me that I need this in my life! 😉 Looks like heaven!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 27, 2017 at 7:22 PM

      Maybe we should open one up!!!

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        Didi Oviatt - Author said:
        September 27, 2017 at 7:25 PM

        I’m in!!! That sounds phenominal!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 27, 2017 at 8:25 PM

        Good balance of books, drinks, coffee, author meet n greets, social media networking and publishing intros. We may have a good idea here.

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        Didi Oviatt - Author said:
        September 27, 2017 at 8:36 PM

        I legit wanted to open a “Read, Drink, and Link” a few years back lol .. looking back now, it would have been an excellent! 😉 I live in too small of community I suppose. But hey, a silent partner while traveling for weekly appearances sounds pretty damn perfect. I think you’re right. We definitely have a good idea here. 😉

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    Kristin said:
    September 30, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    I’m going to have to check them out!

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    Rae Longest said:
    October 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Oh, I could spend a whole two week vacation there!

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