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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Northshire Bookstore Manchester Center Vermont

Northshire Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore located in Manchester Center, Vermont. Northshire was the first bookseller in the U....

O. Henry House San Antonio Texas

This house was home to William Sidney Porter, better known as the short story writer O. Henry, in 1885. Today the O. Henry House is a museum open...

O. Henry Museum Austin Texas

Located in Austin, Texas, the O. Henry Museum houses artifacts and archival material related to William Sidney Porter, better known as short story...

Octavia Books New Orleans Louisiana

Octavia Books is an independent, locally-owned bookstore located uptown in New Orleans. The store regularly hosts author events such as signings,...

Once Upon a Time Montrose California

The nation's oldest children's bookstore, Once Upon a Time was founded in 1966, and is now owned and operated by the Palacios family. Once Upon a...

One More Page Books Arlington Virginia

One More Page is an independent bookstore in Arlington, Virginia, that sells books, wine, chocolate, and other gourmet foods. The store also hosts...

Open Books Seattle Washington

Open Books: A Poem Emporium is a bookstore in Seattle, Washington devoted to poetry and poetry-related titles. The inventory, over 9,000 titles,...

P.S. Bookshop Brooklyn New York

Since opening in late 2006, P.S. Bookshop has been selling used, rare and out-of-print books in the Dumbo district of Brooklyn, New York. The shop...

Page and Palette Fairhope Alabama

Established in 1968, Page and Palette is a third-generation family-owned bookstore offering new and used books in all genres. The bookstore also...

Paragraph New York New York

Paragraph is a membership organization that provides affordable workspace for writers in New York City. Facilities include thirty-eight...

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