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The Book Loft of German Village

49 locals recommend

Tips from locals

February 12, 2020
This legendary book store has over 30 rooms! In nice weather, it's a particularly easy walk from the Air BnB, just walk west down Sycamore and you'll see it once you hit 3rd street!
December 9, 2019
If you have a bookworm in your family, Book Loft is a must-see when visiting Columbus. Located in a pre-civil war era set of buildings in German Village, this place is so much more than a bookstore. It’s more like a maze, with every room themed for a different genre. It’s so easy to get lost in…
November 10, 2019
"The selection of books is absolutely incredible. If you are thorough I would block out a couple of hours to make it through every section. The interior is kind of like a maze, and they have maps available at the front desk so that you don't get lost. Besides books they have some other miscellaneous…
Kelly & Eric
Kelly & Eric
November 7, 2019
A 32-room labyrinth of a bookstore. Get lost exploring this unique and iconic Columbus treasure!
October 7, 2019
If you love to feel and smell books....

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631 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Phone+1 614-464-1774