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Book Loft

631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
+1 614-464-1774
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In Columbus for a wedding with the rain pouring down.

Was able to walk to this book store from my hotel with a very large umbrella. Spent two hours and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan H
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
It's a bookstore - wow

I just didn't see the attraction...it's big and there are a lot of books in a lot of rooms. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • 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
631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
+1 614-464-1774
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

If you're a book lover, this is the place to go. It's a maze of books. Quite cramped with thousands of books in a small space (small 32 rooms) but still well organized. You can find almost all genres of books - fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks,...More

Thank JAY M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This store has the best book selection of any independent bookstore in Ohio. You can spend hours in this place finding great deals and books you wouldn't see anywhere else. It's fun wandering around the stacks looking for little treasures. It's bibliomaniac paradise.

Thank Jarvis H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you are local and have never been, please try it JUST once. Whether you have cabin fever on a winter night or a casual evening in town; it is just so ........welcoming. If you are just visiting German Village from another city, please VISIT....More

Thank carolt130
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love books and was in heaven in this store. Each room has a theme and there is nothing missing. I spent about an hour here found several book I wanted for cheap and left happy! They also have coupons on their website.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Came here on a visit from out of town, and my friend took me as she knew I loved books. The place is quite claustrophobic, however, it's well organized and thought out. I really liked how the music changed from each room you entered, as...More

Thank Leonard David R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can gift certificates bought from one Book Loft location be used at another location?
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.