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Downtown Books & Purl

67 Commerce St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1772
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Wonderful bookstore

Stopped at this wonderful bookstore while visiting Apalachicola and as usual, was not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Kininp
,
University Park FL
via mobile
Books and yarn!

This is such a charming little place!!!! I'm both a reader and a knitter so I was thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Beverly B
,
Baldwin, Florida
via mobile
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“book store” (4 reviews)
“local authors” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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67 Commerce St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1772
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Kininp
Reviewed 27 April 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

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 21 March 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

Thank DownInThe906
Reviewed 17 February 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

1  Thank Marge M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Where else could you find: amazing books, gourmet tea and accessories, unique coloring pencils and books, yarn, gorgeous french cards and a delightful owner who is also a major( as is yours truly ) " Confederacy of Dunes" fan ? None but here that I...More

Thank Callfamily4
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Found cards, magazines, books, an owner (who was both knowledgeable and charming). This town is so lucky to have this shop and it speaks well for a community that supports this shop..... And I wish I could knit. Lovely colorful yarn tucked in the back...More

Thank Lake A
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Dale will order books for me whenever I run short. She has given me several recommendations for authors to try, all of which have been good reads. The Bookstore kitties are following in the pawprints of Buddy, the Bookstore Cat & provide a welcome worthy...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 26 October 2016

What a fun bookstore! It had local authors as well as national ones on the NY Times bestseller list in a very sweet old building near the waterfront. The owner is very sociable and helpful. I actually bought yarn for a sweater and the woman...More

Thank alatraveler519
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely adorable book shop. If you're looking for something with local information they have everything about Florida, and of course the classics and popular literature. They have amazing children's books about the beach and Florida also. Our boys loved it and we plan on coming...More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A cute little bookstore with a small but sufficient inventory. There is a yarn section for as my knitters.

Thank Mike W
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