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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Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library New Haven Connecticut

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare...

Bent River Books & Music Cottonwood Arizona

Founded in 2010, Bent River Books & Music is an independent bookstore located in the historic Verde Valley of Arizona between Sedona and...

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice California

Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center is located in the Old Town Hall in Venice, California, near the Pacific Ocean. Programs...

Bienville Books Mobile Alabama

Located in the center of Mobile's business and tourist districts, this independent bookstore offers new and used books of fiction and nonfiction....

Bill's Bookmobile Oahu Hawaii

Bill's Bookmobile was established in 2007 through donations from family and friends to honor the memory of the late Bill Harper. It offers a...

Birchbark Books Minneapolis Minnesota

Owned by writer Louise Erdrich, Birchbark Books is a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis that identifies as Native-friendly. The store...

Blue Willow Bookshop Houston Texas

Opened in 1996, Blue Willow Bookshop is an independent bookseller and gift shop. The store offers a wide selection of books for adults and...

Bob’s Espresso Bar North Hollywood California

Bob’s Espresso Bar provides a venue for writers and other artists in North Hollywood to gather and be creative. Every Wednesday night writers of...

Book Soup West Hollywood California

Located on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Book Soup is an independently-owned bookstore that carries 60,000 titles. The store specializes in...

BookCourt Brooklyn New York

Established in 1981, BookCourt is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. The store hosts author events, reading groups—a Spanish book...