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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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WordsWorth Books & Co. Little Rock Arkansas

WordsWorth Books & Company is the oldest independent bookstore in Little Rock. It sells a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as...

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...

Woodland Pattern Book Center Milwaukee Wisconsin

Founded in 1979, Woodland Pattern Book Center is a nonprofit organization and writing center that also houses a bookstore with over 25,000 small...

Women & Children First Chicago Illinois

Founded more than thirty years ago in Chicago, Women & Children First is only 3,500 square feet in area, most of which is one large open room...

Westsider Rare and Used Books New York New York

Westsider Rare and Used Books is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and buys, sells, and trades rare and used books. The shop specializes...

West Side Books Denver Colorado

West Side Books is an independent bookstore located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver. Since 1998, the store has been...

Wellesley Books Wellesley Massachusetts

Located in Wellesley, Massachussetts, Wellesley Books is a locally-owned, independent bookstore that carries children's books, a selection of...

Vroman’s Bookstore Pasadena California

Founded in 1894, Vroman's is an independent family-run bookstore, a literary landmark, and a community center. The bookstore hosts over 400 events...

Village Books Bellingham Washington

Founded in 1980, Village Books is a community-based independent bookstore located in the Historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Washington....

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...

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