Celebrate National Read a Book Day with 8 bookshops near you

If you’ve been looking for a sign to crack open a nice hardback lately, this is it.

It’s National Read a Book Day and we think it would also be a good excuse to patronize a local book shop.

Here are some places around the town to score new adventures on paper:

The Book Loft

631 S 3rd St, Columbus


The OG bookstore in Columbus. Carve out many, many hours to enjoy the 32-room labyrinth in German Village.

Half Priced Books

Multiple locations

Cheap books already broken in by bookworms before you.

Barnes & Noble

1598 North High Street, Columbus

All the hottest reads + journals + stationary + pretty much everything

Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

2116 Arlington Ave, Columbus

The very best of classic and new literature for young readers, in-store events including story time, reading clubs, writing workshops, and author/illustrator visits at their brand new location.

Two Dollar Radio

1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus

Bringing the books that probably won’t hit mainstream, Two Dollar Radio carries independently published reads while also serving food and drinks and hosting events.

Karen Wickliff

3527 N High St, Columbus

A book hoarder’s dream. Find unique treasures in the mountains of used literature at Karen’s.

Gramercy Books

2424 E Main St, Bexley

Locally-owned, independently-minded neighborhood bookstore located in the heart of Bexley.

Read it Again

4052 Broadway, Grove City

No silly, that’s not a house. It’s a bookstore filled with excellent hardbacks and paperbacks as well as miscellaneous gifts, antiques, puzzles and games.

But let’s not forget all these beloved shops that did not stand the test of time:

  • Cover to Cover in Clintonville
  • Walden Books in Westland Mall
  • Beehive Books in Delaware
  • Little Professor on Lane Avenue
  • Acorn Bookshop in Grandview


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