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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Alias Books East Los Angeles California

A used bookstore in the heart of Atwater Village, Alias Books East carries a wide selection of used and out-of-print titles with an emphasis on...

Amherst College's Archives and Special Collections Amherst Massachusetts

The Archives and 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...

Arcadian Books & Prints New Orleans Louisiana

Arcadian Books & Prints is a small bookshop in the French Quarter owned by Russell Desmond and stocked with volumes of Southern literature and...

Arcana Books on the Arts Culver City California

Arcana Books on the Arts is located in Culver City and specializes in rare and out-of-print books on twentieth century art, architecture, design,...

Argosy Book Store New York New York

Argosy Book Store has been in business for eighty nine years, making it New York City's oldest independent book store. Now in its third generation...

Atomic Books Baltimore Maryland

Atomic Books, a small independent bookstore in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, was reopened by Benn Ray and Rachel Whang in 2001....

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...