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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Writers' Room of Boston Boston Massachusetts

Founded in 1988, the Writers’ Room of Boston is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable workspace for emerging and established writers....

Writers WorkSpace Chicago Illinois

Writers WorkSpace is a writers' studio in Chicago, Illinois. Facilities include quiet desk space, a lounge and kitchen, a conference room, lockers...

Writers Workshoppe Port Townsend Washington

Books, tools, gifts, and workshops to inspire your inner writer.

WriterHouse Charlottesville Virginia

WriterHouse is a not-for-profit in Charlottesville, Virginia, that offers quiet workspace for writers, writing classes and one-day seminars,...

WordsWorth Books & Co. Little Rock Arkansas

WordsWorth Books & Company is the oldest independent bookstore in Little Rock. It sells a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as...

WORD Brooklyn New York

Established in 2007, WORD is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, New...

Woodland Pattern Book Center Milwaukee Wisconsin

Founded in 1979, Woodland Pattern Book Center is a nonprofit organization and writing center that also houses a bookstore with over 25,000 small...

Women & Children First Chicago Illinois

Founded more than thirty years ago in Chicago, Women & Children First is only 3,500 square feet in area, most of which is one large open room...

William Cullen Bryant Homestead Cummington Massachusetts

The William Cullen Bryant Homestead is the boyhood home and later summer residence of William Cullen Bryant. Currently operated by the nonprofit...

Willa Cather's Childhood Home Red Cloud Nebraska

Willa Cather came to Nebraska from Virginia in 1883 when she was nine years old. The Cather family lived in this home in Red Cloud from 1884 to...