Downtown Books & Purl, Apalachicola

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • Very cool small town bookstore. Tiny shop, but big selection of books, etc and very personable service.  more »
  • Tons of items , lovely area of the city. Could look hours and not see it all! Jewelry, clothes, home decor, just lots of great stuff!  more »
  • Delightful shop. Good selection of books and very good customer service. Thank you!
  • Quaint little bookstore and yarn shop. Not a huge selection, but makes the best of its space without feeling cramped. Say hi to the resident kitties scurrying about.

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