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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Nuyorican Poets Cafe New York New York

Over the last forty years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A...

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...

Oblong Books & Music: Rhinebeck Rhinebeck New York

Oblong Books & Music began as Oblong Books & Records in Millerton, New York in October 1975. In 2001, this second location was opened in...

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,...

Open Books Chicago Illinois

Open Books is "a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and...

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...