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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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Stanford University's Special Collections and University Archives Stanford California

Located at Stanford University, the Special Collections and University Archives house over 48,000 linear feet of original materials, an additional...

Bancroft Library Berkeley California

The primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library houses more than 600,000 volumes, 60...

Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum St. Helena California

Established in 1969, the Silverado Museum is a non-profit organization that houses one of the world's most distinguished collections of...

The Book Club of California San Francisco California

The Book Club of California is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1912. It supports the art of fine printing related to the history...

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...

Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library New Haven Connecticut

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare...

Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Atlanta Georgia

The special collections of Emory University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library span the 15th to the 21st centuries—with particular...

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library Urbana Illinois

Established in 1936, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has grown to over 300,000 books and over 7,130 linear feet of manuscripts. Particular...

The Poetry Foundation Chicago Illinois

The first space in Chicago dedicated solely to the art of poetry, the Poetry Foundation building houses a 30,000 volume poetry library (which...

Lilly Library Bloomington Indiana

The Lilly Library hosts exhibitions and special events such as poetry readings and receptions as well as lectures, tours, and class presentations...

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