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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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 ...

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...

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...

Amherst College's Archives and Special Collections Amherst Massachusetts

The Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College holds more than 80,000 books and 11,000 linear feet of archival materi­als. Notable...

Anthology Booksellers Portland Oregon

Anthology Booksellers is an independent used-book store specializing in used, out-of-print, and rare books in most fields. Owners Marilyn Stablein...

Antigone Books Tucson Arizona

Located in Tucson's Fourth Avenue shopping district, Antigone Books is an independent bookstore with a feminist slant. The bookstore hosts four...

Attic Institute Portland Oregon

Established in 1999, the Attic Institute offers writing workshops; five-month fellowships that provide guidance in both craft and publishing; and...

Auntie's Bookstore Spokane Washington

Auntie's Bookstore is an independent bookseller in Spokane, Washington that offers both new and used books. The bookstore also hosts regular...

Bancroft Library Berkeley California

The primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library houses more than 600,000 volumes, 60...

Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar Asheville North Carolina

Located in downtown Asheville near Malaprop's Bookstore, Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar is a wine bar and used-book store.  Enjoy...