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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Page One Literary Center Phoenix Arizona

Founded in 2012, Page One Literary Center is a community-based nonprofit offering both one-day and multi-week creative writing workshops as well...

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...

Paul Laurence Dunbar House Dayton Ohio

A modest two-story red brick building with nine rooms, the Paul Laurence Dunbar House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. The...

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum Hillsboro West Virginia

The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum preserves the birthplace home of the author Pearl S. Buck and interprets her life from its origins in the...

Pearl S. Buck House Perkasie Pennsylvania

This sixty-eight-acre estate in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, was home to Pearl S. Buck from 1935 to her death in 1973. Visitors are invited to...

Personally Recommended Books/The Second Story Laramie Wyoming

Personally Recommended Books/The Second Story, an independent bookstore in Historical Downtown Laramie that is known for it's strong children's...

Pete's Tavern New York New York

Pete's Tavern, the oldest continuously operating tavern in New York City (founded in 1864), was famously the refuge of short story writer O. Henry...