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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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