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“A great shop”

Downtown Books & Purl
Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Apalachicola
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Reviewed 29 July 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 it out.

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Reviewed 12 June 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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Reviewed 26 May 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 it has a cat. I was in Apalachicola for 5 days and went there every day. I recommend it highly.

Thank William B
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

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

Thank GeneJ588
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Reviewed 16 November 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 latest books there. But that's just a small part of it.

She has one of the best "local color" sections I've ever seen. Historic...Old Florida...Local authors..High style photography books.all high quality and interesting. (Great selection of southern regional magazines too...like "Garden & Gun"..)

If you have kids, she has a huge kids section...kid books, kids activities...something for everyone.

As far the Purl part...I don't Knit...so can't say. But she has a huge room and lots and lots of supplies for knitters...and since she does such a great job with the books..I trust this area is just as well done.

This bookstore is on the edge of downtown Apalachicola...and you need to look a little for it...it's on a side street across from the Post Office (you can't miss that).

In summary, if you love bookstores...you'll love this place too.

Thank JohnShoemaker
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