The Book Loft of German Village

Bookstore, Historic Site
631 S 3rd St (E Sycamore St)
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 464-1774
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm


  • 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
  • Did you know? The buildings that now house Book Lofts 32 rooms of books date to pre-Civil War days and were once general stores, a saloon and a nickelodeon cinema.
  • Awesome place! So many books and tons of rooms. Make sure to pay attention or you'll get lost!
  • Hit up Cup O Joe next door
  • One of my top 5 favorite places in Columbus. If you're obsessed with books, you could spend an entire afternoon here.
  • 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.
  • Love, Love, Love This Place!! I could live here!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Such a huge selection of books. Plan on staying for awhile.
  • 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.
  • Prepare to spend hours looking through all the rooms of books
  • Love this place! I can just literally get lost in here!
  • 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!
  • The best book store in the city, in the best neighborhood in the city. A wonderful shop full anything you could want.
  • Very favorite independent book store.
  • So many rooms to explore
  • Nice after dark with lighted courtyard.
  • I recommend everything.
  • Get the book

Nearby places

240 E Kossuth St (at Purdy Alley)
541 S 3rd St (at E. Hoster Street)
627 S 3rd St