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Book Loft

Address: 631 S Third St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone Number: 614-464-1774
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Ranked #2 of 14 Shopping in Columbus
Type: Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: 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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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We've driven down for years to go to this institution to all things books. It cramped and wonderfully weird. The staff is always helpful. I save up my wish list just to buy them there. You can easily spend hours happily browsing! Make sure to stop in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Book Loft has an incredible number of books available to browse - new books are generally discounted 5% and remainders anywhere up to 80% (or more). Add to this the on line coupons which must be printed out and it is very difficult to leave the store empty handed. I have found some wonderful architecture and photography books in excellent,... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A really neat book store, comprised of thirty some different rooms all connected together. We had a good time browsing. Each room featured a different music cd playing.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were in town to see Fleetwood Mac. We spotted this bookstore while walking to dinner at G. Michael's, and decided that if we had time we'd stop in on our way back to our car. First of all, they were open late on a Sunday, and from the minute we walked through the door we were in awe of... More

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Uijeongbu, South Korea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Book Loft is a gem in the German Village location, situated between Downtown Columbus and the South-end of Columbus. When entering the Book Loft, the first thing of note is how small the building looks from the outside. I assure you - this changes once you enter the building. They have over 32 rooms, located in this cozy, tight... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A book-lover's dream come true!! We happened on this place during a walk through German village. We went to check it out and spent over an hour exploring what I would describe as literary catacombs. Over 32 rooms of books that cover every category you could image. I wish we had more time to explore - I could spend days... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Located in beautiful German Village, this store is well worth a visit. The store albeit a bit cramped on the inside has a nice charm. Each room features a different genre of literature so there is definitely something for everyone. The prices are fair but the sheer volume of books is incredible. Will definitely go again for holiday shopping.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is the type of place that, as a kid, would be an ideal store to visit. So many little rooms, hallways, and places to explore, and a fantastic variety of books, including the usual (bestsellers, travel books, kid's books) and more interesting (used books, harder-to-find specialty books). The neighborhood is cute and the store has a really sweet vibe.... More

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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267 reviews 267 reviews
40 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My wife is a Bookie... and we hit just about all the old book shops when we travel. There are some amazing book shops around, but this is one of the few that feature just about every new book published. Note: a warning - if you get separated inside, you might not find each other for a while. It's bigness... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Traveled to Columbus back in the mid-1980's, and honestly this place is the only thing that stuck out in my mind. Came back last weekend for the Virginia Tech/OSU game, and I dragged hubby and teenage boy with lure that we wouldn't stay long. Book store did NOT disappoint even after all of these years! Even my teen wanted to... More

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