The Book Loft of German Village

Bookstore and Historic Site
German Village, Columbus
  • Karina M.
    "Prepare to spend hours looking through all the rooms of books"(4 Tips)
    Chu C.
    "so many rooms"(2 Tips)
    Daniel B.
    "Hit up Cup O Joe next door"(2 Tips)
    Rob A.
    "Instead head next door to cup o Joe, you won't be disappointed."(2 Tips)
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  • Karina M.
    Karina MMarch 20, 2015
    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.
  • TD G.
    TD GarrDecember 31, 2014
    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!
  • jiresell
    jiresellJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JonesFebruary 4, 2014
    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.
  • Carrie W.
    Carrie WaltzerJuly 26, 2015
    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.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 20, 2011
    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.
  • Aiden B.
    Aiden BaronOctober 20, 2014
    The best book store in the city, in the best neighborhood in the city. A wonderful shop full anything you could want.
  • Safelite AutoGlass
    Safelite AutoGlassJanuary 25, 2012
    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
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongMarch 30, 2012
    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!
  • Katherine M.
    This place is wonderful. It has every book you could ever think of and want! Will for sure be coming back! :)
  • Ben M.
    Ben MorrowOctober 9, 2015
    Love this place. They have maps at the register to help navigate the many awesome rooms.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Chu C.
    Chu ChuJanuary 4
    It's an old house turned into a bookstore, it's got so many rooms and it's super cool
  • Tom H.
    Tom HoyingMarch 17, 2012
    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.
  • Florence M.
    Florence MayDecember 28, 2011
    Fantastic indie bookstore. Don't forget to visit the great German restaurant, schmidts down the street.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrownsteinApril 7, 2013
    Each room has different music and really adds to a great bookstore experience
  • Dareen H.
    Dareen HusseinJuly 9, 2011
    One of my favorite places. Beautiful selection of books. Okay prices. Kind of claustrophobic, but worth it.
  • Deanna L.
    Best bookstore around. Hours disappear in this place. Very unique.
  • Gerhart Hauptman-Diaz
    Gerhart Hauptman-DiazSeptember 9, 2013
    Don't go here unless you have some. They have so much to see and such a wide selection of books!
  • Ethan R.
    Ethan RobieMarch 14, 2013
    Visit all the rooms if you've never been here before. You're bound to find something obscure but amazing.
  • Jennifer M.
    One of my top 5 favorite places in Columbus. If you're obsessed with books, you could spend an entire afternoon here.
  • Joi B.
    Joi BAugust 24, 2015
    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!
  • Dawn P.
    Dawn PearsonApril 6, 2013
    More than books! Best collection of posters, puzzles, bookmarks and calendars too!
  • Jackie
    JackieAugust 12, 2013
    I was amazed at this place! 32 rooms full of books! Loved it here! :)
  • Ani P.
    Such a huge selection of books. Plan on staying for awhile.
  • Connor M.
    Connor MasonAugust 8, 2014
    My absolute favorite place to get lost and discover books.
  • Jacob G.
    You can find a book on just about anything here.
  • Edward W.
    Edward WilsonMay 6, 2013
    Wow, make sure to save yourself a few hours to this place. It just keeps going and going!
  • Faith G.
    Nice after dark with lighted courtyard.
  • Shay R.
    Shay RikerFebruary 8, 2015
    Love this place! I can just literally get lost in here!
  • Leigh E.
    Leigh EhmannNovember 7, 2013
    Don't be overwhelmed! Everything is labeled.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MJune 16, 2015
    Great finds. Very unique bookstore :)
  • Karina M.
    Karina MMarch 20, 2015
    Prepare to spend hours looking through all the rooms of books
  • Elise D.
    Elise DuplinMarch 26, 2010
    Awesome place! So many books and tons of rooms. Make sure to pay attention or you'll get lost! Read more
  • Wendi P.
    Wendi PowellDecember 5, 2014
    Love, Love, Love This Place!! I could live here!
  • Matthew
    MatthewDecember 23, 2015
    Simply the best book store. Ever.
  • John B.
    John BocookApril 5, 2014
    I recommend everything.
  • Kristina C.
    Kristina CaseMarch 28, 2014
    Incredible book store :)
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaMacchiaSeptember 29, 2014
    Very favorite independent book store.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CremeansAugust 31, 2014
    So many rooms to explore
  • David P.
    David PloskonkaJuly 28, 2015
    They got books!
  • Will J.
    Will JohnstonApril 7, 2013
    Room 3 = cook books!
  • Myra D.
    Myra Dela FuenteJuly 22, 2013
    Next stop, Pistacia Vera!
  • Courtnee S.
    Courtnee ScottJuly 30, 2010
    Go to the business section and steal a kiss. Cross the street for a cup of joe and enjoy your new reads.
  • G. A.
    G. A.March 9
    Check out my book "The Sons of Apollyon."
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BurnettOctober 22, 2011
    Hit up Cup O Joe next door
  • Rick S.
    Rick SlarkFebruary 26, 2012
    Love that place
  • Richard M.
    Richard MeierdirksJuly 28, 2014
    Not handicap accessible.
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy SellJune 17, 2011
    Get the book
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