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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That Bookstore in Blytheville Blytheville Arkansas

Founded in 1976, this independent bookstore offers new and used books. It often hosts writers for book signings and sells signed books in the...

The Avid Reader Davis California

The Avid Reader comprises a pair of general-interest independent bookstores located in both downtown Davis, California and in Sacramento,...

The Babbling Book Haines Alaska

Located at the northern end of Lynn Canal, The Babbling Book is an independent bookstore featuring new books, toys, maps, and gifts. Special...

The Book Club of California San Francisco California

The Book Club of California is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1912. It supports the art of fine printing related to the history...

The Bookcase Wayzata Minnesota

The oldest independent book store in the Twin Cities, The Bookcase has roots dating back to the early 1950s in downtown Minneapolis. The store...

The Bookery Nook and Ice Cream Palor Denver Colorado

The Bookery Nook and Ice Cream Palor, located in the heart of north Denver's Berkeley Park neighborhood, carries new books, greeting cards,...

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians Columbus Georgia

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians operates a museum in McCullers's childhood home, presents extensive educational and...

The Casa Antigua Key West Florida

Built in 1919, the Casa Antigua was once the Trev-Mor Hotel, which was home to Ernest Hemingway from 1928 to 1930 and is where he is said to have...

The Catherine Pelton Durrell '25 Archives and Special Collections Library Poughkeepsie New York

The principal repository of Vassar College, the Archives and Special Collections library houses rare books dating from the fifteenth century, an...

The Center for Fiction New York New York

The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit in the United States solely dedicated to celebrating fiction. It hosts literary events, including...