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The Book Loft

44.6% of 4,722 votes

A great destination for city newcomers (and for first dates). The sprawling pre-Civil War era structure contains 32 rooms of books—perfect for getting lost together (or throwing them off your trail if you realize you should have swiped left).

631 S 3rd St 43206 |

2  Half Price Books – 27.2%

3  Barnes & Noble – 17.8%

2016 – The Book Loft 

41.7% of 4,803 votes

The 32-room pride of German Village is open seven days a week, rain or shine. The Book Loft boasts a selection of bargain books that you literally need a map to avoid getting lost in—not that getting lost in there is frowned upon.

631 S Third St.

2  Half Price Books 28.3%

3  Barnes & Noble 19.6%



Travis Hoewischer

I've been working in journalism in central Ohio for more than a decade, and have been lucky enough to be a part of (614) Magazine since the very first issue. Proud to live in a city that still cares – and still reads.