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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Birchbark Books Minneapolis Minnesota

Owned by writer Louise Erdrich, Birchbark Books is a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis that identifies as Native-friendly. The store...

Blue Cypress Books New Orleans Louisiana

Blue Cypress Books buys, sells, and trades a wide range of classic and contemporary fiction, poetry, art and photography, science fiction and...

Bookbook New York New York

This independent bookstore was originally known as Biography Bookshop, and was located on the corner of Bleecker and Eleventh Streets when it...

Booked Up Archer City Texas

Booked Up began over thirty years ago in Washington, D.C. and is now located in the Texas panhandle, just two hours northwest of...

Bookfinger Los Angeles California

Bookfinger is an independent bookstore specializing in used, rare, and out-of-print books. Their stock includes art, photography, and design books...

Bookmans Used Books Tucson Arizona

After his father sold him the store for just one dollar, Bob Oldfather opened Bookmans in 1976. By 1986, with the store’s original building set to...

Books & Books Coral Gables Florida

Books & Books is an independent, locally owned bookstore with three locations in South Florida, plus stores in Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach...

Books of Wonder New York New York

Books of Wonder opened on September 2, 1980 as a bookshop specializing in antique children's books. Today, the shop stocks new titles as well as...

Bookshop Santa Cruz Santa Cruz California

Founded in 1966, Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California. ...

BookSmart Morgan Hill California

BookSmart is a 10,000 square foot independent bookstore that sells books and educational toys, greeting cards, magazines, coffee, ice cream, candy...