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Address: 67 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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You've Got Mail (The Shop Around the Corner)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
jhk49
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Leesburg, Georgia
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Memphis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Leesburg, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Midwest
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216 reviews 216 reviews
38 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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Apalachicola
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the places we have to stop every time we visit, which has been over the past 8 years. The staff is among the friendliest in town. They have great books for a variety of people. Even if you do not like to read, you will love this store.

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A really cool bookstore in Apalachicola with a nice selection of current books and also ones on the Florida Panhandle, Apalachicola, and its environment and characters. The co-owner Dale Julian knows the area and the books about it that matter and can steer you straight. Books and Purl also has a very nice yarn shop for those who knit. And... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great selection for book lovers including local history, etc. Downtown in an historic building. Very helpful staff.

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Are you a book lover? Do you like wandering around a well stocked store...and finding little unexpected treasures? Then this is right up your alley! First of all, this is one of those labor of loves...the woman who owns the store has put together the perfect place for anyone on vacation. She carries new books. And you will find the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Whenever my wife and I go to Apalachicola (usually once a year or so), we always visit the bookstore there. We're obviously book lovers and like the little independent stores. They have a nice selection of local area books which we enjoy, because you don't usually see it in the big mega book stores, and don't know to search for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Since discovering Downtown Books & Purl, I never miss visiting when in Apalachicola. It really is a wonderful little shop with an awesome atmosphere and staff. Two thumbs up!

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