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Downtown Books & Purl

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Books, Yarn, Cats- whats not to love?

Lovely shop well supplied with book sand yarn. Very nice selection of books- current best sellers... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Kelly s
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 September 15, 2018
William G
Thomasville, Georgia
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Lovely shop well supplied with book sand yarn. Very nice selection of books- current best sellers and local interest-perfect for vacation reading. Amazing selection of lovely yarns and knitting/crochet supplies. I was so happy this shop survived the recent hurricane, I will be going back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelly s
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank William G
Reviewed August 21, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Antonia R
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kininp
Reviewed April 26, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank beverlyb672
Reviewed March 21, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank DownInThe906
Reviewed February 17, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
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