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Book Loft

631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
+1 614-464-1774
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quirky mecca for book nerds

Yes, there really are 32 rooms of books in this little house/store. It's tight to navigate, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maureen S
Awesome selection, friendly staff

Where to start? The entryway features an incredible garden and inside there are 32 rooms (I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
share24
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Cleveland, Ohio
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One of the largest bookstores in the country, it has expanded to 32 rooms and now contains nearly 750,000 books.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“book lovers” (20 reviews)
“love books” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 23:00
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631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
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+1 614-464-1774
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, there really are 32 rooms of books in this little house/store. It's tight to navigate, but there are tons of unique finds. I spent over an hour in this place and came away with a big haul. I'm so glad we stopped as we...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to start? The entryway features an incredible garden and inside there are 32 rooms (I didn't count them, but you get lost inside a maze of book shelves). An awesome selection of books awaits visitors and the prices are right. Support your independent bookstores...More

Thank share24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a book lover, this is a must see place to visit. The hunt is part of the game ;) The outside area is gorgeous, with potted plants and a meandering pathway up to the clearance tables - yay! - and to the entrance...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of books at 5% off cover price. Large building with byzantine passages and rooms lined with books. Gets very congested quickly. Hard to see titles in narrow halls.

Thank DrBeenThere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful gift this store is to the people of Columbus and we were lucky enough to visit it while visiting there. The salespeople were so helpful and knowledgeable. The maze is a wonder of so many wonderful books. With book stores becoming more...More

Thank June K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was able to walk to this book store from my hotel with a very large umbrella. Spent two hours and barely scratched the surface. A great browsing bookstore with coffee shops near by to enjoy your purchases

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I just didn't see the attraction...it's big and there are a lot of books in a lot of rooms. But there weren't any really unique books or old books. I wasn't that impressed.

Thank EddieMartini
Reviewed 17 June 2017

No trip to Columbus' German Village will be complete without a visit to the Book Loft, Although cramped into 32 small rooms, the Book Loft provides literally thousands of books from virtually every genre imaginable. What is more, book prices are deeply discounted. For those...More

Thank sde63
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The layout of this bookstore in a house in German village is super fun to check out as you realize books really have been stocked in every nook and cranny! I'm my opinion, it is a German village staple. Something here for everyone.

Thank msquared023
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

What a fun bookstore / maze to walk through. Every book genre imaginable, fantastic book/author related shirts and gifts and great exercise! The place is full of stairs, sub-floors, nooks and crannies, isles and hallways. I could have spent all afternoon walking around that place!

Thank CivilAg
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Kathy0404
26 November 2016|
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Response from lejustice | Reviewed this property |
I think not as well. It is locally owned. Give them a call. It will be a nice gift either way.
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