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Lyrical Ballad Bookstore

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Treasure Trove of Books

If you love books and secondhand bookstores - this is the place to go. Plus they also have a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellen B
Riverdale, New York
A lovely place to spend an afternoon

This labyrinth of a bookstore is book heaven. Just as an old book has its own curiosities, so does... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2018
Waymart, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love books and secondhand bookstores - this is the place to go. Plus they also have a great selection of antique prints. You need to plan on lots of time as there is so much to offer here and it includes a rabbit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

This labyrinth of a bookstore is book heaven. Just as an old book has its own curiosities, so does this shop. It is built in an old bank- the vault is currently used to hold books. From the front of the shop, the rooms seem...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rebekah1985
Reviewed 2 September 2018

When visiting a new area, my first search is usually not for restaurants but for used bookstores, and in Lyrical Ballad, I found a gem. Entering into a deceivingly small main room, you will find yourself branching of into a maze of small rooms, many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank disneydad58
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I travel to Saratoga from NYC about 4 times a year give or take. Since the first time I stepped foot in lyrical ballads I have made sure to go back every single time I visit Saratoga. It is my favorite bookstore hands down, the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AJ J
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great book shop - packed today with the April freeze. Spent a very pleasant 15 minutes in here - places to sit and read too. Nice staff.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Lyrical Ballad Bookstore on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs is certainly one of the best new and second hand bookstores I’ve ever been in. And this includes bookstores in New York City, Cairo and Rome for comparison. It is truly an extraordinary place. Perhaps...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ScottInIndia
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Every city has one of those places that you are compelled to visit whenever you are in the area. Lyrical Ballad Bookstore is one of those places. I always enter with at least one collectible I wish to inquire about, and always leave with at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Small store front but very large store - a maze of rooms which keep going - packed with many books. Used books - sorted & categorized. Very large selection. Many old books. Nice display/collection of book ends. Prints, postcards, artwork also available.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ritas586
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Incredible Bookstore my husband and I enjoy going to every chance we can when visiting Saratoga. Old, used and rare books at a really good price. A great place for readers and collectors.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank AnnetteLee822
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I've loved this place for YEARS. If you love browsing a book store, this is the place. Used, including some rare, books - in a store with a series of rooms and hallways and even a walk-in safe. In the back, also some vintage maps...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Mike R
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