A great family road trip destination, less then a 2 hour drive from Cincinnati, is The Book Loft of German Village, in Columbus, Ohio. This bookstore is much different then the chain book stores, that you see in every mall and shopping center. At the Book Loft, patrons are treated to an old-fashioned book store experience.
The building that houses The Book Loft is the first difference you will notice. The building dates back to the pre-Civil War era and once housed a nickelodeon cinema, saloon, and a general store. Over a city block long, The Book Loft features over 700,000 titles.
The entire store consists of 32 separate rooms, each containing a different category of books. Within each room, music is played that adds to the atmosphere and old fashioned feel. Stopping by The Book Loft is like taking a step back in time to see how books used to be sold in family run book shoppes.
At the Book Loft, not only will you be treated to an old-fashioned book store experience, but you will be doing so at discounted prices. The shear size and sales volume of this nostalgic book store, allows it to compete, price wise, with all the big national chains.
The next time you are looking for a day trip for the whole family, hop in the car and head north to The Book Loft of German Village. You are sure to find a book or two that interests every member of the family in this fun, old-fashioned book store.
Additional info: Location - 631 South Third St. Columbus, Ohio. Phone - (614)464-1774. Hours - 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 am to Midnight Friday and Saturday. A store directory can be found here.