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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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The Library of Congress Washington District Of Columbia

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest...

Smithsonian Libraries Washington District Of Columbia

The Smithsonian Libraries are situated at the center of the world's largest museum complex, and form a vital part of the research, exhibition, and...

Newseum Washington District Of Columbia

The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism housed in a seven-level, 250,000-square-foot facility with fifteen theaters and...

District of Columbia Public Library: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Washington District Of Columbia

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the central library of the D.C. Public Library, opened on August 21, 1972. Designated a historic...

Teaching For Change: Busboys and Poets Books Washington District Of Columbia

Busboys and Poets Books is an independent, local bookstore with a mission to promote the works of local authors. The 14th Street store is operated...

Don Quixote Sculpture Washington District Of Columbia

The sculpture of Don Quixote by Aurelio Teno, located at the Kennedy Center, was a gift from Spain for the Bicentennial of the United...

Alexander Pushkin Statue Washington District Of Columbia

The Alexander Pushkin statue by Alexander Bourganov was erected in 2000 on the campus of George Washington University as part of a...

The Ninth Street Book Shop Wilmington Delaware

Established in 1977 by Delaware school teachers Jack and Gemma Buckley, the Ninth Street Book Shop is a family-owned independent bookstore...

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum Key West Florida

Built in 1851 and home to Ernest Hemingway for more than ten years (starting in 1931), this house in Key West, Florida is now open to the public...

Kerouac House Orlando Florida

Jack Kerouac lived in this house in Orlando, Florida at the time On the Road made him a national sensation. Kerouac also wrote his follow...

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