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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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...

Parnassus Books Nashville Tennessee

Parnassus Books is an independent bookstore located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was started by best-selling author Ann Patchett and publishing...

Parnassus Books Ketchikan Alaska

Established in 1985, Parnassus Books is located on Stedman Street next to the Chief Johnson Totem Pole. This independent bookstore offers new and...

Patchin Place New York New York

Patchin Place, a quiet dead-end alley off West Tenth Street, was home to many writers, musicians, and artists over the years. Notable residents...