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Address: 631 S Third St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone Number: 614-464-1774
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Description: One of the largest bookstores in the country, it has expanded to 32 rooms...
One of the largest bookstores in the country, it has expanded to 32 rooms and now contains nearly 750,000 books.
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One of my favorite book stores in the USA

Huge selection of every type of book imaginable. Unique set up ( 32 rooms) and great location in the heart of German Village, make this a place I visit every chance I can when I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Huge selection of every type of book imaginable. Unique set up ( 32 rooms) and great location in the heart of German Village, make this a place I visit every chance I can when I get to Columbus. Enjoy lunch at the deli down the street then come here for your favorite book or more. Huge puzzle selection as well.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

32 rooms of books, super friendly staff....historic. I loved the selection! This is amazing to see the book lovers weaving through all of the rooms!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

An amazing collection of books. Wandering through all the rooms is part of the fun and adventure of it. Prices on mass market books are the same as main stream bookstores but they have unique items I had not seen in other stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The book loft is not just about the books it's about the experience. A unique bookstore you can literally get lost in.

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Blacklick, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My favorite unique spot to show visitors to Columbus, especially book-lovers! This old house in German Village has been turned into one of the quirkiest bookstores in existence. Dozens of small rooms, twisting and turning and climbing up stairs and down (definitely NOT wheelchair accessible!) - each one dedicated to a different genre or sub-genre. The basement, no surprise, is... More 

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Room after room of books... all kinds.. old building from Civil War days and now a well run independent book stores. No food or beverages sold or allowed in, but next to coffee shops. Souvenirs also sold here. Could spend a few hours browsing and checking out all the books! No pressure to buy

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are in Ohio, and you love--or even just like--books, you have to see this place! Floor-to-ceiling and room-to-room books. Most of them are discounted 5%, but some books have an even bigger discount. However. You dont walk into The Book Loft for cheap books! It's such a fun experience! There are restaurants nearby, so it can make for... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We never tire of visiting the Book Loft when in Columbus and German Village. Rooms and rooms of books are like a treasure hunt- what will we find? We've been coming here for about 30 years and our only complaint would be the many sets of stairs. Yes, they add to the charm, but it would be almost impossible for... More 

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East Bay, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
112 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a fun, fun place! Wander and get lost and you will have so much fun in this place. Loved the music playing in all the rooms. Look up and you will see what CD is playing and where to find it. Different music in every room. Rooms are separated into different categories. As you go in you will see... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place really is quite the find. This bookstore is made up of multiple rooms connected together that are all PACKED with books from floor to ceiling. There is no wasted space in here. This is the type of store that you can go to and just get lost for hours browsing their inventory. Since they are so packed in... More 

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