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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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P.S. Bookshop Brooklyn New York

Since opening in late 2006, P.S. Bookshop has been selling used, rare and out-of-print books in the Dumbo district of Brooklyn, New York. The shop...

Unnameable Books Brooklyn New York

Unnameable Books is a bookstore located in the heart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Founded as "Adam's Books" before being renamed, the store...

W.H. Auden's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

W.H. Auden lived in the brownstone on the corner of Montague Street and Montague Terrace from October 1939 to September 1940. A plaque on the...

Thomas Wolfe's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

Novelist Thomas Wolfe lived in the brownstone at 5 Montague Terrace from 1933 to 1935. While living there he wrote the short story Only the...

Henry Miller's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, lived at 91 Remsen Street from 1924 to 1925 with his second...

H.P. Lovecraft's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

Novelist H.P. Lovecraft moved to the first-floor apartment at 169 Clinton Street in 1925 after separating from his wife Sonia Greene. He described...

Truman Capote's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

Truman Capote lived in the basement apartment of 70 Willow Street for ten years, which he rented from his friend Oliver Smith. While living there...

Poets House New York New York

Poets House is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry - a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living...

Nuyorican Poets Cafe New York New York

Over the last forty years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A...

KGB Bar New York New York

In the years since it opened in 1993, KGB has become something of a New York literary institution. Writers hooked up in the publishing world read...

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