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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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The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Montgomery Alabama

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, the Fitzgerald Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the life and works of F. Scott and...

The Steinbeck House Salinas California

Built in 1897 and restored in 1973, this Queen Anne Victorian served as the birthplace and childhood home of John Steinbeck. Today, the house is...

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Carmel California

Robinson Jeffers built Tor House and Hawk Tower as a home and refuge for himself and his family.  It was in Tor House that Jeffers wrote all...

Eugene O'Neill's Tao House Danville California

In 1974, the Eugene O'Neill Foundation saved Tao House in Danville, California, from a wrecker's ball then raised funds to secure the site where O...

National Steinbeck Center Salinas California

Located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, California, the National Steinbeck Center consists of the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall and the...

The Mother Colony House Anaheim California

Constructed in 1857, the Mother Colony House, one of the oldest buildings in Anaheim, California, is an American Territorial–style cottage built...

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...

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers San Francisco California

Founded in 1953, this independent bookstore is also an historical landmark, offering three floors of books from major publishing houses as well as...

John’s Grill San Francisco California

Located in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, John's Grill was a setting in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. In...

Hotel del Coronado Coronado California

Founded in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado has been a setting in literature, film, and legend. The most famous work of literature involving the hotel...

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