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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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Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library Baltimore Maryland

The Maryland Historical Society, founded in 1844, is the oldest cultural institution in Maryland. The society "collects, preserves, and interprets...

Mark Twain House Hartford Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and...

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Cross Creek Florida

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Florida homestead in the tiny community of Cross Creek has been restored and preserved as it was when the author moved...

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Atlanta Georgia

Operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House features guided tours of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone...

Maple Street Book Shop New Orleans Louisiana

Founded in 1964 by two sisters, Maple Street Book Shop consists of two cottages: a pink cottage for new books and a green one for used and rare...

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe Asheville North Carolina

Established in 1982 by Emoke B'Racz and located in downtown Asheville, Malaprop's is an independent bookstore and café that serves food from...

Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry Cleveland Heights Ohio

Mac's Backs-Books is a neighborhood bookstore and book exchange with three floors of new and used books and magazines. It hosts readings, book...

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House Concord Massachusetts

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (circa 1690) is most noted for being home to the Alcott family. The house is also where Louisa May Alcott wrote...

Louis Collins Books Seattle Washington

Louis Collins Books specializes in out-of-print scholarly books, with an emphasis on Anthropology. The shop also locates out-of-print books for...

Lorraine Hansberry House Chicago Illinois

The renowned playwright Lorraine Hansberry lived here with her family until she went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1948. Her father's...

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