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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Crescent City Books New Orleans Louisiana

Crecent City Books specializes in used, out-of-print, and rare books, as well as antique maps and prints from all over the world. The store has...

Dashiell Hammett’s Home San Francisco California

891 Post Street was home to Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, in the 1920s. An historical marker indicates the location of...

Dauphine Street Books New Orleans Louisiana

After working in Santa Cruz at Logos Books for twenty years, Steve L. opened Dauphine Street books in 1994. The shop offers used antiquarian books...

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library Durham North Carolina

Located at Duke University, the Rubenstein Library contains the Duke University archives, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and...

De Ville Books New Orleans Louisiana

De Ville Books is located in the Central Business District, five blocks from the Superdome, stocks mostly new books, and specializes in books on...

Denver Public Library Denver Colorado

Since 1995, the Denver Public Library Central branch has been the largest library between Los Angeles and Chicago. Central Library is located next...

Diesel Bookstore Oakland California

Diesel is an independent neighborhood bookstore that hosts regular author events. The store also has branches in Malibu and Santa Monica,...

District of Columbia Public Library: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Washington District Of Columbia

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the central library of the D.C. Public Library, opened on August 21, 1972. Designated a historic...

Don Quixote Sculpture Washington District Of Columbia

The sculpture of Don Quixote by Aurelio Teno, located at the Kennedy Center, was a gift from Spain for the Bicentennial of the United...

Donald Heald Rare Books, Prints & Maps New York New York

Donald Herald Rare Books, Prints & Maps offers antiquarian books and prints in the areas of botany, ornithology, natural history, Americana...

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