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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A Room of One's Own Feminist Bookstore Madison Wisconsin

Founded in 1975, A Room of One's Own is a feminist bookstore in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The store specializes in women's literature and ...

Alabama Booksmith Birmingham Alabama

Established in 1990, Alabama Booksmith is an independent bookstore offering a storefront as well as an online inventory for customers to purchase...

Anthology Booksellers Portland Oregon

Anthology Booksellers is an independent used-book store specializing in used, out-of-print, and rare books in most fields. Owners Marilyn Stablein...

Antigone Books Tucson Arizona

Located in Tucson's Fourth Avenue shopping district, Antigone Books is an independent bookstore with a feminist slant. The bookstore hosts four...

Auntie's Bookstore Spokane Washington

Auntie's Bookstore is an independent bookseller in Spokane, Washington that offers both new and used books. The bookstore also hosts regular...

Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar Asheville North Carolina

Located in downtown Asheville near Malaprop's Bookstore, Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar is a wine bar and used-book store.  Enjoy...

Bent River Books & Music Cottonwood Arizona

Founded in 2010, Bent River Books & Music is an independent bookstore located in the historic Verde Valley of Arizona between Sedona and...

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...