32 rooms of books. Wow sounds like a lot. Barnes and Noble it is not however. This is more of your local “We care about our Community as much as our books” style bookseller.
The Book Loft is nestled in Historic German Village section of Columbus, just blocks from Schmidt’s Sausage Haus. The store feels like it fits perfectly from the outside. Nothing looks out of place or showy. It looks like a small little book store. Once inside however everything changes.
The rooms are organized by category with what seems like an almost perfect flow from one category to another. Walking to a certain section to look up a subject or author can draw interest in so many different things that one may have trouble finding what they originally were looking for. This is a great way to find some lost gems, or spark interest in a new topic.
The rooms themselves are rather small. not much bigger than the average small bedroom. But they hold a wealth of books. Books seem to be hidden in every place possible. Even with the amazing amounts, nothing is too hard to find. The categorizing of the place must have been completed by a genius. Rooms literally flow and merge into one another, yet are still separate with a separate theme and even sometime separate music to help set the mood.
In the end one will get lost in a world of ideas and books at the Book Loft. Go in expecting to find one thing and leaving with another is not at all unheard of, and actually the norm.
Quick Tip: A ton of coupons can be found on the website.