The first time I visited Columbus I drove past The Book Loft. My first thought was, “My mom would die and go to heaven in there!” The Book Loft is an independent book store located in Columbus with THIRTY TWO rooms FULL of books!
In June my mom and I drove up to Columbus for the Ohio Maker Mart. It was a blast! The Ohio Maker Mart is one of my favorite shop small events. For more info and their upcoming fall/winter dates check out my shop small Ohio post here!
So after we shopped ’til we dropped I remembered The Book Loft. I HAD to surprise my mom and take her there. We got out of the car and mom was in love. This area is so adorable in Columbus. Mom loved the German Village cobble stone sidewalks. She laughed saying, “I wonder how many drunk college students trip over these things walking home from the bar!?”
Before heading into The Book Loft, we grabbed latte’s at Stauf’s Coffee right next door. They were amazing. Mom says the best coffee she has ever had!
We enjoyed our coffee outside of The Book Loft in their adorable garden. We took turns taking photos of each other as any basic b*****s with coffee would. As I was taking photos of my mom I realized how much we are alike when it comes to having our photos taken. Even though she doesn’t post much on the gram she sure acted like it. She’d say, “hold on, let me stand here, let me take some without my glasses, do I look okay?”
And she did, she looked so perfect in her element!
The Book Loft was a hit. You would think 32 rooms of books sounds overwhelming…but the way the place was set up, it really flowed. Mom was like a kid in a candy store! It made my heart explode seeing her so excited over books. She would ask other shoppers what they were reading and what they thought about certain books. My eyes are swelling up as I type…feeling blessed to call this woman my mommy, blessed to have been able to take her there and spend a wonderful day together in Columbus.
Life goes by so fast….and it changes in the blink of an eye. So many people think, “I want to do this or go here” but how many people do it? If you or someone you know loves books, loves to read…take a trip to The Book Loft! It will be a hit. You will never forget it!
Planning a staycation to Columbus? I highly suggest staying at The Joseph! Check out more information on The Joseph here!