Literary Places

This database of writerly destinations—places writers can visit for inspiration, to promote their writing, for research, and to discover community—includes historical sites, reading venues, literary collections, writing centers, and writers spaces. Save your selections to My P&W and populate a personal Google Map that can be used to plan reading tours and visits to literary meccas, or just to keep track of your favorite literary locales.

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192 Books New York New York

This general interest bookstore in the Chelsea neighborhood features recent titles and past best-sellers, as well as selected rare and out-of-...

826LA Los Angeles California

826LA is a non-profit organization that supports students ages six to eighteen in their expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire...

A Children's House of Books Tucson Arizona

A Children's House of Books specializes in children's books. New books are sold at a discount, used books are half-price, and all books are in...

A Room of One's Own Feminist Bookstore Madison Wisconsin

Founded in 1975, A Room of One's Own is a feminist bookstore in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The store specializes in women's literature and ...

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. Chicago Illinois

The Abraham Lincoln Book Shop was established in 1938 and specializes in "Lincolniana," as well as material related to the Civil War and U.S....

After-words Chicago Illinois

After-words is an independent bookstore in downtown Chicago with over fifty-five thousand new and used books. The bookstore sells a variety of...

Alabama Booksmith Birmingham Alabama

Established in 1990, Alabama Booksmith is an independent bookstore offering a storefront as well as an online inventory for customers to purchase...

Alabaster Bookshop New York New York

Alabaster Bookshop is the last of the secondhand bookstores that once lined Fourth Avenue. Just around the corner from the Strand, this bookshop...

Alex Haley House Museum Henning Tennessee

Located in Henning, Tennessee, the Alex Haley House Museum is where the Pulitzer Prize-winning author lived from 1921 to 1929. Today the Alex...

Alexander Pushkin Statue Washington District Of Columbia

The Alexander Pushkin statue by Alexander Bourganov was erected in 2000 on the campus of George Washington University as part of a...