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Address: 631 S Third St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone Number: 614-464-1774
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Sun - Sat 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Need a Break from I-70?

A must stop for bookophiles going through or staying in Columbus, Ohio. Situated in a large house, this bookstore has mutliple rooms for so many different different subjects... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A must stop for bookophiles going through or staying in Columbus, Ohio. Situated in a large house, this bookstore has mutliple rooms for so many different different subjects. Find a little known book or a new fiction book. Set in the Germantown area, south of I-70 and Columbus proper, the bookstore is easy to find. Parking is on the street.... More 

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Bryan, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was excited to check this place out as I am a book lover and enjoy the smell of a dusty used book store quite a bit. Well I should have read reviews as this place is in reality a Barnes and Noble crammed into a series of twisting rooms, tight corners, up and down floors and uncomfortable browsing sections.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Such a neat place with a little bit of everything at great prices! I read the reviews that mention the tight squeeze in the Book Loft and honestly if you don't like tight places this store is not for you. However, those tight spaces and nooks and crannies are what give the Book Loft its charm. They use absolutely every... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I visited The Loft today and got lost in their rooms. It's so hard to pick which book you want to get. Nice variety and good assortment of souvenirs to complement the books (magnets, bags, t-shirts, etc.). The prices are good, too. Real bargains on a lot of them!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very unique bookstore with over 30 rooms to explore. The outside looks as though you are entering a beautifully landscaped park.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I wish I could of spent more time in this shop. I don't think I saw everything. They have tons and tons of books. I found a hard back copy of the death cure for 6.99. I couldn't resist buying it. If I could have I would of bought more books. I can't wait to go back to Ohio just... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A few blocks from the free downtown/german village C bus. I liked the dozens and dozens of rooms of books. I would need a map if I was looking for something specific. Lots of steps and multiple levels (NOT handicapped friendly). Lovely garden in front with tables of books. Lots of books were discounted at least 5%. They has posters... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

When my kids were about 7 we began visiting the book loft. With 32 rooms, its like a maze. In the basement is a really great kids section with lots of hand on books and items for the kids. Top the visit off with a visit next door to Stauff's coffee shop for a latte and hot chocolate.

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Book lovers must make a trip to the Book Loft. You wind through a maze of small rooms, each with its own category of topics. The travel section is amazing. Two shelves on NYC travel! Travel books I haven't seen at Barnes and Noble. It's a slice of heaven.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and I come to Columbus about every other year and this is a must stop. There are 32 rooms of books. Part of the fun is just getting lost in all the nooks and cranies ,all containing reading material.Some times you walk up 2 or 3 steps to get from one room to another or maybe down a... More 

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Additional Information about Book Loft

Address: 631 S Third St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone Number: 614-464-1774
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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