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Book Loft

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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
Activities: Shopping
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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Bibliophile's Dream!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Leah S
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

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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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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111 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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10 reviews 10 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

So many rooms of books. Every corner has some. Great prices. Nothing old. Downside is parking close by. Only street parking.

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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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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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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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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