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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Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar Asheville North Carolina

Located in downtown Asheville near Malaprop's Bookstore, Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar is a wine bar and used-book store.  Enjoy...

Bauman Rare Books New York New York

Bauman Rare Books was first housed in the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, then moved to Madison Avenue between Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth...

Beat Book Shop Boulder Colorado

Established in 1990, Beat Book Shop specializes in "all things American or surreal—or both." The shop also sells used records and books on music...

Beckham's Bookshop New Orleans Louisiana

Beckham's Bookshop has been selling secondhand books in the French Quarter since 1967. The two-story shop contains fifty to sixty thousand books,...

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library New Haven Connecticut

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare...

Bent River Books & Music Cottonwood Arizona

Founded in 2010, Bent River Books & Music is an independent bookstore located in the historic Verde Valley of Arizona between Sedona and...

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop Brooklyn New York

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop got its start as a pop-up shop at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene selling small-press books and chapbooks. Now...

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice California

Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center is located in the Old Town Hall in Venice, California, near the Pacific Ocean. Programs...

Bienville Books Mobile Alabama

Located in the center of Mobile's business and tourist districts, this independent bookstore offers new and used books of fiction and nonfiction....

Bill's Bookmobile Oahu Hawaii

Bill's Bookmobile was established in 2007 through donations from family and friends to honor the memory of the late Bill Harper. It offers a...