The Book Loft of German Village

Bookstore and Historic Site · German Village
631 S 3rd St (E Sycamore St), Columbus, OH 43206, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

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    Karina M.
    "Prepare to spend hours looking through all the rooms of books"(4 Tips)
    Safelite AutoGlass
    "With your purchases in hand, stop in at Cup 'O Joe next door."(2 Tips)
    Rob A.
    "Instead head next door to cup o Joe, you won't be disappointed."(2 Tips)
    Faith G.
    "Nice after dark with lighted courtyard."(2 Tips)
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  • Ben M.

    Love this place. They have maps at the register to help navigate the many awesome rooms.

    Ben Morrow · October 9
  • Joi B.

    Go on, get lost!!!! I can't get enough of this place! I'm a literary junkie and this place is a fix like no other!

    Joi B · August 24
  • David P.

    They got books!

    David Ploskonka · July 28
  • Carrie W.

    I love this place. It has nice feel to it. Amazing selection. It's almost impossible to leave without getting a few books. It's fun to try and navigate through the rooms and corridors.

    Carrie Waltzer · July 26
  • jiresell

    Great bookstore. Feels like a treasure hunt everytime I visit. One of the great independents. Reminds me of the Strand in NYC, but with a courtyard.

    jiresell · July 23
  • Jenn M.

    Great finds. Very unique bookstore :)

    Jenn M · June 16
  • Karina M.

    This place is amazing. Prepare to spend hours going through all the rooms of books. I went with my mom and she found a room I had completely missed. It's a glorious maze filled with literary treasure.

    Karina M · March 20
  • Karina M.

    Prepare to spend hours looking through all the rooms of books

    Karina M · March 20
  • Shay R.

    Love this place! I can just literally get lost in here!

    Shay Riker · February 8
  • TD G.

    I love this place. Although it is a little tight, it adds to the character and makes me feel like I'm really searching for the treasures found in books! Absolutely LOVE it!

    TD Garr · December 31, 2014
  • Wendi P.

    Love, Love, Love This Place!! I could live here!

    Wendi Powell · December 5, 2014
  • Aiden B.

    The best book store in the city, in the best neighborhood in the city. A wonderful shop full anything you could want.

    Aiden Baron · October 20, 2014
  • Rachel L.

    Very favorite independent book store.

    Rachel LaMacchia · September 29, 2014
  • Michelle C.

    So many rooms to explore

    Michelle Cremeans · August 31, 2014
  • Connor M.

    My absolute favorite place to get lost and discover books.

    Connor Mason · August 8, 2014
  • Richard M.

    Not handicap accessible.

    Richard Meierdirks · July 28, 2014
  • Faith G.

    Nice after dark with lighted courtyard.

    Faith Gorrell-Evans · June 8, 2014
  • John B.

    I recommend everything.

    John Bocook · April 5, 2014
  • Kristina C.

    Incredible book store :)

    Kristina Case · March 28, 2014
  • Jennifer J.

    You will get so lost, great place to find a book. Just go to explore not to find a certain book cause you will spend days looking for just one book.

    Jennifer Jones · February 4, 2014
  • Leigh E.

    Don't be overwhelmed! Everything is labeled.

    Leigh Ehmann · November 7, 2013
  • Gerhart Hauptman-Diaz

    Don't go here unless you have some. They have so much to see and such a wide selection of books!

    Gerhart Hauptman-Diaz · September 9, 2013
  • Jackie R.

    I was amazed at this place! 32 rooms full of books! Loved it here! :)

    Jackie R. · August 12, 2013
  • Myra D.

    Next stop, Pistacia Vera!

    Myra Dela Fuente · July 22, 2013
  • Edward W.

    Wow, make sure to save yourself a few hours to this place. It just keeps going and going!

    Edward Wilson · May 6, 2013
  • Mike B.

    Each room has different music and really adds to a great bookstore experience

    Mike Brownstein · April 7, 2013
  • Will J.

    Room 3 = cook books!

    Will Johnston · April 7, 2013
  • Dawn P.

    More than books! Best collection of posters, puzzles, bookmarks and calendars too!

    Dawn Pearson · April 6, 2013
  • Tanner B.

    Just a maze of books.

    Tanner Breen · March 27, 2013
  • Cat B.

    Visit all the rooms if you've never been here before. You're bound to find something obscure but amazing.

    Cat Bogan · March 14, 2013
  • Katherine M.

    This place is wonderful. It has every book you could ever think of and want! Will for sure be coming back! :)

    Katherine Marshall Kartman · October 30, 2012
  • Andrea H.

    While visiting German Village, be sure to come and immerse yourself in the Book Loft's 32 rooms of bargin books. It's definitely one of my favorite places!

    Andrea Hong · March 30, 2012
  • Tom H.

    Get really lost on purpose and then have fun trying to navigate your way out. This is honestly the best part of the book loft.

    Tom Hoying · March 17, 2012
  • Rick S.

    Love that place

    Rick Slark · February 26, 2012
  • Safelite AutoGlass

    32 rooms of books, magazines, CDs & everything in between. With your purchases in hand, stop in at Cup 'O Joe next door. Espresso and a decadent dessert awaits! -Suggested tip from Kevin D., associate

    Safelite AutoGlass · January 25, 2012
  • Rob A.

    When you're tired of browsing the books, avoid the chain coffee place across the street. Instead head next door to cup o Joe, you won't be disappointed.

    Rob A · January 14, 2012
  • Florence M.

    Fantastic indie bookstore. Don't forget to visit the great German restaurant, schmidts down the street.

    Florence May · December 28, 2011
  • Daniel B.

    Hit up Cup O Joe next door

    Daniel Burnett · October 22, 2011
  • Dareen H.

    One of my favorite places. Beautiful selection of books. Okay prices. Kind of claustrophobic, but worth it.

    Dareen Hussein · July 9, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The buildings that now house Book Loft’s 32 rooms of books date to pre-Civil War days and were once general stores, a saloon and a nickelodeon cinema.

    K12 Inc · June 20, 2011
  • Timothy S.

    Get the book

    Timothy Sell · June 17, 2011
  • Jennifer M.

    One of my top 5 favorite places in Columbus. If you're obsessed with books, you could spend an entire afternoon here.

    Jennifer Mowls-Hutkowski · April 29, 2011
  • Courtnee S.

    Go to the business section and steal a kiss. Cross the street for a cup of joe and enjoy your new reads.

    Courtnee Scott · July 30, 2010
  • Elise D.

    Awesome place! So many books and tons of rooms. Make sure to pay attention or you'll get lost! Read more

    Elise Duplin · March 26, 2010

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