Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to check out the secondhand bookstores near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of June 10-12:
Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Albany, the nearest airport, with fares starting at $312 round trip. Saratoga Springs is about 30 miles north.
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413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Unpretentious, very friendly and helpful, and just around the corner from Lyrical Ballad. Rooms from $129.
45 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Founded in 1938 by Hattie Gary, an African American expatriate from Baton Rouge. Features great Southern food, from chicken and dumplings to catfish fingers. Entrees start at $12.95.
191 S. Main St., Salem, N.Y.
Small and homey with delicious Bavarian food, including sausages, soups made from the owner’s mother’s Old World recipes and desserts with genuine Bavarian cream. Also, homemade chocolates. Entrees from $11.95.
The Owl Pen
166 Riddle Rd., Greenwich, N.Y.
Open May 1 - Nov. 1, Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter by appointment. E-mail
Lyrical Ballad Bookstore
7 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Open daily. Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. around 10 or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. E-mail
Hermit Hill Books
95 Main St., Poultney, Vt.
Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All lodging and flight info valid as of press time Thursday.