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Book Loft

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631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
+1 614-464-1774
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If you’re a bibliophile you do NOT want to miss this place.

What a unique book store in which to wander and get lost. There are 32 rooms of books as well as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
EWB-in-MB
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Manhattan Beach, CA
Book Nook at Its Finest

A gem of a book store. With independent bookstores all but a memory past of book lovers everywhere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arlene S
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Syracuse, New York
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One of the largest bookstores in the country, it has expanded to 32 rooms and now contains nearly 750,000 books.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“book lovers” (23 reviews)
“book store” (33 reviews)
“love books” (13 reviews)
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631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
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+1 614-464-1774
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a unique book store in which to wander and get lost. There are 32 rooms of books as well as CDs, calendars, note cards, puzzles, and more. And just to get to the entrance we walked up a pathway alongside the building with lovely...More

Thank EWB-in-MB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem of a book store. With independent bookstores all but a memory past of book lovers everywhere, the Book Loft is a paradise come true. With 32 rooms of a wide variety of subjects and titles, a person could get lost for hours. And...More

Thank Arlene S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic adventure for a book lover! Exploring room after room of books! So many titles and great prices! Also, the fact that it’s a converted house is so cool!

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

A bookstore with this many rooms??? Plan for spending a bunch of time, and getting lost at least once!! And make sure everyone in your party has a cell phone, for connecting when each of you are in totally different places! But so many good...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

32 rooms of books with something for everyone. Kids and adults books. 3 authors were signing books while we were there. Great place to visit!

Thank chocenergy
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is an institution with 32 rooms of books and other merchandise. Since I was looking for a children’s book for a new nephew to come there were more choices than I have seen most places. Check for the bargains as there are quite...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A large book shop that has so many rooms that you can escape time as well as people in all the nooks and crannies in this building. There are many options and the rooms are by genre and plenty of staff to help you find...More

Thank Cassie O
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We are staying near the Nationwide arena and we the free CBus down to German Village. This wonderful bookstore is a few minutes walk from a bus stop. Well worth the walk. Had not been there for years- as great as I remembered.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in central Ohio all my life and I’m embarrassed to admit this was my first visit to this amazing place. It is truly a rare gem in the growing internet focused shopping world. This store (old house?...) is filled with rooms of books....More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

This place is hard to describe. It's like a maze of books with room after room, cubby holes after cubby hole, floor after awkward floor. You can truly get lost looking at books as you get lost in the place. The shear quantity of books...More

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Kathy0404
November 25, 2016|
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Response from lejustice | Reviewed this property |
I think not as well. It is locally owned. Give them a call. It will be a nice gift either way.
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