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Address: 631 S Third St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone Number: 614-464-1774
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10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Such an amazing store

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... read more

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

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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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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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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Sterling Heights
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Absolutely amazing bookstore. There seems to be no end to the string of rooms. Every theme is there, with the right books, at the right prices. There clearances prices are even bargains. I can definitely recommend people coming here, you can easily spend 2 hours in here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This must be how Belle felt when she walked into the library at the castle! "more books than you could ever read in a lifetime". I love walking from room to room exploring sections of books I never considered reading. I always leave overwhelmed because I want to read them all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

You can spend all day here. You can find lot of treasure. Book lovers here!.. After here go to north market and take an ice cream.

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Newington, Ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you are looking for bargains, this is probably not the place...however, if you are looking for one of the most unusual book shops you will ever encounter, this is it; why?....because there are 32 rooms filled with every type of book imaginable; and when you think you are at the end, there seems to be another room to experience....well... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This bookstore has always been one of our favorites. It's a unique place in a unique area. Not to be missed if you are in Columbus. It is not a bargain store, but it has an interesting variety of books.

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Additional Information about Book Loft

Address: 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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