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Downtown Books & Purl

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Don't leave town without checking out this unique Bookstore.

Every time I visit Apalachicola I go into this bookstore to purchase a historical book of the area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
William G
Thomasville, Georgia
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We came to Appalachicola to find this business. Regional authors hold book signings at Downtown... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Nancy J
via mobile
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67 Commerce St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1772
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I visit Apalachicola I go into this bookstore to purchase a historical book of the area as a present for my gal. They never disappoint with their selection. You can find local authors too. Have purchased in the past ,a book of Jimmy...More

1  Thank William G
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We came to Appalachicola to find this business. Regional authors hold book signings at Downtown Books and Purl from time to time including one of my favorite authors, Dawn McKenna. Love the rescue cats that call the store home. Enjoyed visiting with the employees. Only...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We absolutely love this little book store. It has a fabulous collection of good books despite the size. Also, our personal favorite, is they have a series of children’s books from the area about local animals. We always make sure to get one or two...More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Living in a small town, you miss bookstores you'd normally visit if living in a larger city. So, it came as a delightful surprise to find Downtown Books & Purl (a yarn shop in back). The store specializes in local authors as well as bestsellers....More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Walked into this small bookstore on a recent trip to Aplachicola. Downtown Books and Purl. Owner is the former town librarian. She has all of Dawn McKenna's books, fiction set in Apalach. In a room at the back there is yarn and knitting and crochet...More

Thank Antonia R
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this wonderful bookstore while visiting Apalachicola and as usual, was not disappointed. Great finds for the book lover

Thank Kininp
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is such a charming little place!!!! I'm both a reader and a knitter so I was thoroughly ensconced in here. I managed to get out without hitting my spending limit but it was hard!!! Great place to while away some time while hanging out...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I stopped in here while wandering Apalachicola with my 2 year old. It was welcoming offering a variety of books for all ages. I happened to see some gifts, teas as well as other items I would have loved to peruse. My error was having...More

Thank DownInThe906
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

After lunch at The Owl, my husband and I stopped by Downtown Books and Purl. What a delightful shop! There was a great selection of regional literature including both fiction and natural history as well as guides for various aspects of Panhandle "nature". This grandma...More

1  Thank Marge M
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Where else could you find: amazing books, gourmet tea and accessories, unique coloring pencils and books, yarn, gorgeous french cards and a delightful owner who is also a major( as is yours truly ) " Confederacy of Dunes" fan ? None but here that I...More

Thank Callfamily4
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