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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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Cross Creek Florida

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Florida homestead in the tiny community of Cross Creek has been restored and preserved as it was when the author moved...

Mark Twain House Hartford Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and...

Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library Baltimore Maryland

The Maryland Historical Society, founded in 1844, is the oldest cultural institution in Maryland. The society "collects, preserves, and interprets...

Mast Books New York New York

In 2009, Brian Leitgeb and his wife opened Mast Books on Avenue A in New York City's East Village. The shop's prices remain modest and affordable...

Maxwell E. Perkins House New Canaan Connecticut

Built by Hiram Crissey in 1836, this Greek Revival house was home to Maxwell E. Perkins, the editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and...

McFarlin Library Tulsa Oklahoma

The University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library currently houses more than 140,000 rare books and over 9,000 linear feet of literary and historical...

McNally Jackson Books New York New York

McNally Jackson Books, located in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, stocks about 40,000 books at any given time and sprawls over 7,000...

Mercer Street Books and Records New York New York

Located in Greenwich Village, Mercer Street Books and Records has been tracking down, buying, and selling interesting, esoteric, and weird books...

Midwest Writing Center Davenport Iowa

Founded over thirty years ago by David Collins and Evelyn Witter, Midwest Writing Center offers opportunities for writers and readers alike...

Moe's Books Berkeley California

Founded in 1959, Moe's Books is an independent bookstore and online bookseller that allows visitors to buy, trade, and sell new, used, and out-of-...