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 and compadres Sandy and Wallace 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.


Downtown Books, the Best Little Bookstore in the Panhandle


Purl, Fine Yarn and Accessories for the Discerning Knitters


Historic Apalachicola
67 Commerce Street



Author event benefits victims of Hurricane Maria

Marisella Veiga describes her exiled family's brave efforts to survive, then thrive, far from their beloved Cuba. Join us from 1 to 3. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Maria relief effort. Click here for more information.

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