Downtown Books & Purl, Apalachicola

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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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  • Lovely shop with books and yarn--what a wonderful combination! We walked out with both. A great selection of books and the entire back of the store filled with yarn and all the tools you'd need to... 
    Lovely shop with books and yarn--what a wonderful combination! We walked out with both. A great selection of books and the entire back of the store filled with yarn and all the tools you'd need to...  more »
  • Very cool small town bookstore. Tiny shop, but big selection of books, etc and very personable service. 
    Very cool small town bookstore. Tiny shop, but big selection of books, etc and very personable service.  more »
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  • Love this place! The Yarn selection and books are nice.
  • So glad I was able to get back and complete my collection of this series. Set in Apalachicola. Wonderful store with lots of books about/set in the local area. Wish I crocheted well enough to buy yarn here too!

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