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Book Loft

631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
+1 614-464-1774
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Possibly My Favorite Independent Bookstore

I make a point of supporting independent bookstores wherever I travel. It is possible that The Book... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bloomington, Indiana
Interesting and Unique

The Book Loft is an experience not just a shopping trip. You can plan to tour by going room to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Columbus, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“book lovers” (21 reviews)
“book store” (30 reviews)
“love books” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-1000
+1 614-464-1774
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I make a point of supporting independent bookstores wherever I travel. It is possible that The Book Loft is my favorite yet! The courtyard is so pleasant. The store’s layout is unique and fun to explore. The prices were very reasonable and sometimes a downright...More

Thank A_Allen_13
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Book Loft is an experience not just a shopping trip. You can plan to tour by going room to room, or find specific treasures. My husband and I actually went for a Valentine's date and spent 2 hours exploring, and I always bring family...More

Thank PGHgirl6
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Absolutely not to be missed if you love independent bookstores. A labyrinth of books, greeting cards, and ephemera. A bit tricky to navigate; I prefer more organized shelves, but a great fun place to browse!

Thank linda g
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great store with tens of thousands of books. Everything is well-ordered by category so it's really easy to browse and find the sections that interest you. Both new books (mostly remainders at a deep discount) and used. Nice place to wander and find something new...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

You will find a book you want here. Probably several. There are so few great books stores left today- forgot what it was like to wander through the stacks and actually pick up books. Very cute courtyard.

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Always love walking through a book store with my wife and love seeing one this size! Not many left, especially by me in New York. Friendly staff and tons and tons of books, 32 rooms in total!! So much better shopping local when we get...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Generally you can beat the prices on Amazon but this is a fun place to shop. I buy books from time to time. They do have some bargains. I do love their greeting card selection plus there are some great T-shirts and socks. I bought...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I now have 2 places that I like to go by myself and get lost. 1. Target- duh and 2. The Book Loft. It's a maze also so take their complimentary free map. It would be great if they served beer though...

Thank Carey T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You must check this place out if you visit German Village. The courtyard is beautiful and the book store is amazing. 32 rooms of books. They have everything. But, be careful, you can get lost in there. Stop here even if you do not read!

Thank Vickie H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Fun little book store in a historical area. Beautiful outdoor garden and patio area with lots of flowers and water fountains. Right next to a good coffee shop. It reminded me of a little bookstore in Paris called Shakespeare. Especially as you make your way...More

Thank dvcurtis
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26 November 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.