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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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Attic Institute Portland Oregon

Established in 1999, the Attic Institute offers writing workshops; five-month fellowships that provide guidance in both craft and publishing; and...

Powell's Books Portland Oregon

The "City of Books," as the four-story flagship store in Portland, Oregon, is known, occupies an entire city block, and carries more than one...

Longfellow Books Portland Maine

Located in the heart of Portland, Longfellow Books sells both new and used books and hosts author readings and a book club. It also offers free...

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...

Literary Arts Portland Oregon

Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a thirty-year history of serving Oregon’s readers...

The Writers' Workshoppe Port Townsend Washington

The Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore carries over 5000 books as well as gifts and the famous Writers' Block Chocolate and Coffee, made...

Herman Melville's Arrowhead Pittsfield Massachusetts

Built in 1783, the Arrowhead was the home of Herman Melville for thirteen years. The works Melville wrote at Arrowhead included Moby-Dick...

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...

Encore Phoenix Arizona

A space created to inspire and motivate individuals to express themselves verbally through the art of spoken word and to encourage people to use...

Changing Hands Bookstore: Phoenix Phoenix Arizona

Founded in 1974, Changing Hands Bookstore is an independent community bookstore and online bookseller that gives a portion of its proceeds to...

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