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Welcome to Downtown Books & Purl...

Downtown Books and Purl are two unique shops ensconced in Apalachicola’s iconic O.  E. Cone Building at 67 Commerce Street. Owner Dale Julian and compadres Sandy March, and Wallace Floyd offer the best new titles and much-loved classics, exquisite yarns, games and diversions, and exemplary personal service  - and  have fun doing it! Special orders are our specialty. We ship everywhere. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5:30, and most Sundays from 11 to 4.

Books

Books

Downtown Books, the Best Little Bookstore in the Panhandle

Yarn

Yarn

Purl, Fine Yarn and Accessories for the Discerning Knitters

About

About

Historic Apalachicola
67 Commerce Street

Events

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Whistlin’ Stardust

Sara McFerrin has published a lovely novel - her first - set in Alabama in the 1950's. I loved it. Click here for the whole story.
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Old Neb and the Ghost Ship

Old Neb and the Ghost Ship, Lois Swoboda's second children's book in her series about the St. George Island lighthouse keeper's children, comes out in early September. Stay tuned.
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Tales from the Cryptozoologist

Scott Marlowe, author of Cryptid Creatures of Florida and The Bigfoot Enigma, returns with three new books about Florida fossils.

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