For $10, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of used books at Lyrical Ballad Bookstore in downtown Saratoga Springs. Rising from the nomenclature ashes of a classic Wordsworth poem, Lyrical Ballad Bookstore houses an army of used, antique, and rare books on its corniced wood shelves (ranging in price from $5 to $75). For more than 35 years—just two years fewer than the invention of books—the outlandish bookstore has specialized in tomes about art, dance, horses, history, and classic literature, but ravenous readers will find books on all subjects under the sun, except the genre of greedy Icarus books. Browse the glass-fronted case of miniature books or leaf through the dusty volumes on the revolving bookcase carved to resemble a castle turret. In the back of the bookstore lives a room of antique prints perfect for perusing on a languid day.
- Lyrical Ballad Bookstore is a wonderful labyrinth of books – Rachel, The Book Trout
- Love this labyrinthine bookstore. Great for afternoon browsing, it seems like everytime [sic] I come here, I discover a new room full of books (there are a lot of rooms off of rooms off of rooms). Jennifer D., Yelp, 5/29/10
7 Phila St.
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866Get Directions