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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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...

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...

Blue Willow Bookshop Houston Texas

Opened in 1996, Blue Willow Bookshop is an independent bookseller and gift shop. The store offers a wide selection of books for adults and...

Bluestockings New York New York

Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The store carries over 6,000...

Bob’s Espresso Bar North Hollywood California

Bob’s Espresso Bar provides a venue for writers and other artists in North Hollywood to gather and be creative. Every Wednesday night writers of...

Book Culture New York New York

With the strong support of the Morningside Heights community and the faculty and administration of Columbia University, Book Culture is a true...

Book Soup West Hollywood California

Book Soup, "bookseller to the great and infamous," is located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. The independent bookstore has...