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.

Literary Placesort icon City State
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...

Midtown Scholar Bookstore Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Midtown Scholar is the largest academic bookstore in Pennsylvania, with over one million books in their Harrisburg warehouse and storefront. The...

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-...

Moravian Bookstore Bethlehem Pennsylvania

The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest bookstore in the world, was founded in 1745 when the Moravian Church appointed Samuel Powell of the Church's...

Mostly Books Tucson Arizona

Mostly Books sells new and used books, and also accepts ebook and textbook orders through the store's website.

Myopic Books Chicago Illinois

Located in Wicker Park, Myopic Books is one of the oldest, and largest, used bookstores in Chicago. The store carries fiction, art, architecture,...

Mystery To Me Madison Wisconsin

Mystery to Me offers a wide selection of everything from cozies and historical mysteries to thrillers and police procedurals. In addition to...

National Steinbeck Center Salinas California

Located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, California, the National Steinbeck Center consists of the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall and the...