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Address: 631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
Phone Number: 614-464-1774
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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So many books

This place was so neat and laterally getting lost in the books is so much fun!!! I found so many kinds of book, comics, posters, and cool t shirts....... It stays open tell 11pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so neat and laterally getting lost in the books is so much fun!!! I found so many kinds of book, comics, posters, and cool t shirts....... It stays open tell 11pm which is amazing for the night owls out there. I recommend any one who visits German Town to go. They have so many sections and books... More 

Thank LynnBZ87
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thirty-two rooms of books up, down, and all around. We were there over an hour and I know I didn't see it all. Do make time for it when visiting the German Village!

Thank Charlene A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the trails of Columbus' German Village district sits this quaint little nook called the book loft. Seemingly, an old house on the street yet, within makes way to chambers and vaults of adventures in titles and genre. More than 30 different rooms to capture the interest of all.

Thank mjogo
Grove City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like me didn't know you can go to their website and get coupons before your visit please do. I've gone here many times with my spouse or by myself. Each visit seems to unlock a new room of wondrous books. Great hard to find volumes, music CDs, funny cards, magnets and the list goes on and on. If... More 

Thank Ellen30_1982
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to believe... This is a bookstore that I've supported for over 40 years. I've probably bought over $500 each year! That's why I did not think there would be a problem when my son discovered the book from Harper Press that he bought was missing 40 pages! I just naturally assumed they would replace the book or offer... More 

Thank Luigi D
Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I read, but my wife and son devour books. This place was their heaven. It has four levels which is 32 rooms of reading materials packed into this old neighborhood brick store. Get a map when you walk in. I loved the multiple soundtracks playing in each area to set the mood and the benches in the garden for those... More 

Thank GRN87
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Maybe you have to have a love affair with the printed word. Maybe not. I always thought so, until I visited the Book Loft. It's set up as an adventure, with something like 32 rooms sprawling over nooks and crannies and different stories (pun intended!) In this old home, or series of connected homes. You can get a map at... More 

Thank typical85
Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I'm an avid reader and I was excited to visit this shop. It was like a never ending maze of books and I loved it. It is neatly organized with a huge variety. It can be a little cramped and crowded at times. My only complaint is that it is advertised as bargain books, but they didn't have a large... More 

Thank jmthomas891
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Upon visiting my brother in Columbus for his birthday, we went to the Book Loft. Thirty-two rooms later, I felt like I had been put to shame in my hometown bookstore. Various rooms featured various genres - sports, travel, language learning (didn't end up buying, but I perused some books about learning Romanian). Bigger than I thought, but once I... More 

Thank ericvangucht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if your looking for any book you ever wanted. Room after room is filled with very genre of book you could be looking for. Don't forgot to grab a map, cause you will need it. Best part is you can sit outside after finding your book and read. Or walk down to pistica... More 

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