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Address: 67 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL
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I found yarn!!!!!

Camping on SGI and I'm out of yarn. I sigh heavily as I struggle for service and hopefully search maps and TripAdvisor for yarn stores in the area. Alas. None showed up. BUT... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Ann W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Camping on SGI and I'm out of yarn. I sigh heavily as I struggle for service and hopefully search maps and TripAdvisor for yarn stores in the area. Alas. None showed up. BUT! Whilst meandering the ACola streets I see a sign for "Books and Purl". Of course only a knitter would recognize "purl". So I excitedly drug my partner... More 

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Thank Ann W
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Cute little bookstore in the heart of Apalachicola. Reasonably priced and great selection. There is even a knitting section the back. Shop local and get a book from this gem of a shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I both love books. We were touring Apalachicola and found this in the downtown area. I have limited mobility, so I found a table in the back while my wife browsed. In the back they have a complete supply for the knitter with every variety of yarn known to man in a neat arrangement about the room.... More 

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Thank Donald W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of the shops I visit EVERY time I'm in Apalachicola. I've been traveling to Apalachicola every year for the past three years and this is always on my list of must-stops. The owner is super friendly and the book selection is Bette than would be expected for a small owner-operated book store. It's a definite must-shop place!

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Thank Joshua C
Kuttawa, Kentucky
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Well organized and loaded with lots of great books. The owner is friendly and easy to talk to. Good prices on the books. Definitely worth stop.

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Thank LarryW2
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visit St. George island each year and never miss a chance to stop in town and visit this nifty little shop. This shop is small, but it has a varied selection for readers young and old, plus a yarn section in the back.

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Thank Briana D
Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

During an afternoon in Apalachicola my husband and I spent some time in this sweet, local bookstore. Complete with a sleeping cat that tolerates customers, this store makes you want to support local establishments. Good reads on Florida history, current best sellers and children's books.

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Thank Euro T
Leesburg, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If any of you remember the romantic comedy movie "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, this little book store with knitting material fits the title "The Shop Around the Corner". I don't know much about the knitting material, but the books offered are up-to-date, all genres as well as being indicative of the area. The store owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a lovely little store - with friendly, helpful staff. There are many different books, games, cards, etc. filling a very small area but something for every taste. If you want books or information about the area they have it all. I like to give my business to these small book sellers in the hope that they will thrive in... More 

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Thank Curly
Apalachicola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is your one stop destination for books about Florida and especially local books. You will find the latest beach read as well as classics and intriguing new reads. Dail's taste is impeccable. The store offers children's literature as well as adult reads. There is a wide selection of nature guides. Oh and, if you knit or crochet, better check... More 

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