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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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most unusual book shop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Newington, Ct
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Dayton, Ohio
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118 reviews 118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 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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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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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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41 helpful votes 41 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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