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Downtown Books & Purl, Apalachicola

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Simply the Best Little Bookstore (& Yarn Shop) in the Panhandle! Located in the historic and charming O.E. Cone building in the heart of downtown Apalachicola, we specialize in books about the area as well as a wide selection of fiction, children's books, field guides, regional cooking and gardening titles and more!

For rainy days we stock puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku and board games. Be sure to check out Dee Grinenko's locally hand woven baskets, CD's by local musicians, Peepers reading glasses and our selection of regional magazines.

Our cozy Yarn Shop PURL offers an extravagant assortment of beautiful fine yarns from Debbie Bliss, Noro, Brown Sheep, Classic Elite and many more. Find just what you need for your next project in our extensive collection of notions, bamboo needles and accessories. Need some ideas? We have all the best knitting and crochet books and magazines too!

Staff expert Dale will help you get started, decipher a pattern, assist with a problem...just contact us to schedule a consultation, pep talk or an intervention!

Come visit Dale, Sandy, Wallace and our newest feline friend Fiona 7 days a week!

Special orders are welcomed, gift wrap is free and we ship!!!
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  • Lovely shop with books and yarn--what a wonderful combination! We walked out with both. A great selection of books and the entire back of the store filled with yarn and all the tools you'd need to... 
    Lovely shop with books and yarn--what a wonderful combination! We walked out with both. A great selection of books and the entire back of the store filled with yarn and all the tools you'd need to...  more »
  • Small combo knit shop and book store that disappointed us. We are book devotees and went by this store several times before it was finally open for business. There are strict COVID rules, so you... 
    Small combo knit shop and book store that disappointed us. We are book devotees and went by this store several times before it was finally open for business. There are strict COVID rules, so you...  more »
  • Very cool small town bookstore. Tiny shop, but big selection of books, etc and very personable service. 
    Very cool small town bookstore. Tiny shop, but big selection of books, etc and very personable service.  more »
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  • We love this bookstore! We always stop in when we are down for vacation. The owner is such a lovely person and always seems to have the perfect book for a great beach read.
  • So glad I was able to get back and complete my collection of this series. Set in Apalachicola. Wonderful store with lots of books about/set in the local area. Wish I crocheted well enough to buy yarn here too!
  • Great little bookstore. I like that they have a lot of local and Florida books.
  • LOVE this place! We come here every year. Good selection of novels, children's books, local writers, cookbooks, beach-related non-fiction, adorable tiny handmade baskets, and a beautiful selection of yarns (not what you would see in your local JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby).
  • My favorite bookstore on Earth! Give yourself time to look through the selection of classics, local authors and interesting novels. Check out the great selection of children's books and cook books. Find author signed coffee table books and interesting tapestry bookmarks. I stop here first for all my beach reading needs. The people who work here couldn't be nicer!

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