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Book Loft

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Address: 631 S Third St, Columbus, OH 43206
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+1 614-464-1774
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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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Ditch the E-Readers and Checkout the Books

What an incredible find in the German Village area of Columbus---a 32-room reader's heaven. Leave yourself ample time to explore this crazy maze of a book store. The rooms are set... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mary Ellen F
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an incredible find in the German Village area of Columbus---a 32-room reader's heaven. Leave yourself ample time to explore this crazy maze of a book store. The rooms are set up by topic/theme, and there is every book you've ever heard about and those you never new existed. If you can't find it here, you won't find it anywhere.... More 

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Thank Mary Ellen F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here based on everyone's recommendations and it's ok. I mean it's a bookstore, a big bookstore. I was thinking that it had a selection of old and new books but they were all new. It's a big store to browse around and if it's crowded like on the weekends it's a little claustrophobic.

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Thank Cruel-Sebastian
Carroll, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here yesterday during our day long celebration of 4 years of marriage. We are both self-described book nerds, and The Book Loft is 32 rooms of pure book bliss!! They had so many books, including some outside under an awning, that I told my wife we'd have to come back just to enjoy it all!!... More 

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Thank Ryan S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch your kids on the books they may pick up. Not all books are child friendly. I think some patrons like to place adult books to be funny. Ah yes it is a tight maze with stairs and little room to get through... i still liked it. Found some obscure books. Found more books Adult geared books, lots of photo... More 

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Thank Travling-TEL
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

First off, the provisos: Someone mentioned steps and tight spaces without a lot of sitting space. All this is true. It can be a hassle to get to a bathroom or find a place to park, depending on your personal fitness and time of visit (the coffeeshops nearby are quite amenable and also have really good coffee). I have noticed... More 

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Thank JohnFZ4413IN
Girard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This is such a wonderful place to visit. On a nice day, it's so pretty to sit outside and look through the books. We have found so many interesting books here. The prices are reasonable especially the items on clearance. Several books priced for just a couple dollars. The Book Loft being on the way to the Schmidt House makes... More 

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Thank busygirl21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

This is a great place to visit on a rainy day - or any day you want to travel through dozens of book filled rooms!

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Thank Ely M
Aurora, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

If you love books, do not mind small places, and love wall-to-wall people, you will love this book store. The entrance to the book store is on the side of the building. Therefore, you can enter the patio leading to the entrance from both 3rd Avenue and City Park Avenue. So, look at both streets for parking. We were there... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Been going here since there was "only" 28 or 29 rooms. Can't go to Columbus without stopping. Always leave with way more books than planned. Each room has it's own categories of books. A lot of older hard to find titles.

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1 Thank PhilCap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This book store is amazing if you like books or need to shop for gifts. I got some cute-cool note cards for my co-workers. 5% off all books...many more bargain books available. Tons of kid's books. My husband is a big guy and did not like this store...some narrow hallways and small rooms..but that didn't bother me.

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Thank Janis R

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