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Poets House New York New York

Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a national poetry library and...

Richard Wright's Former Residence Brooklyn New York

A plaque honoring Richard Wright is mounted on the writer's former residence in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York. Wright often visited the nearby...

WORD Brooklyn New York

Established in 2007, WORD is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, New...

BookCourt Brooklyn New York

Established in 1981, BookCourt is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. The store hosts author events, reading groups—a Spanish book...

Bauman Rare Books New York New York

Bauman Rare Books was first housed in the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, then moved to Madison Avenue between Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth...

192 Books New York New York

This general interest bookstore in the Chelsea neighborhood features recent titles and past best-sellers, as well as selected rare and out-of-...

Printed Matter, Inc. New York New York

Printed Matter, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Chelsea, is one of the world's largest publicly available sources for artists' books....

Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books New York New York

The name of this bookshop is less a political statement and more of a description of owner Jim Drougas' business philosophy—the independent store...

Patchin Place New York New York

Patchin Place, a quiet dead-end alley off West Tenth Street, was home to many writers, musicians, and artists over the years. Notable residents...

White Horse Tavern New York New York

The White Horse Tavern was made famous by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas as the bar where he drank his last whiskey. Inside, portraits of Dylan Thomas...

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