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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Newseum Washington District Of Columbia

The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism housed in a seven-level, 250,000-square-foot facility with fifteen theaters and...

Newtonville Books Newton Centre Massachusetts

Newtonville Books is an independent bookstore in Newton, Massachusetts. The store hosts a one-day writing workshop each month and hosts book club...

Nightbird Books Fayetteville Arkansas

Nightbird Books is an independent bookstore featuring a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. It also host readings for local...

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,...