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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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Books in the Hood Bronx New York

A small family-owned bookstore located in the South Bronx, Books in the Hood carries new and used books in all genres of literature. The shop...

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...

Sundance Bookstore and Music Reno Nevada

Founded in 1985, Sundance is a local, independent bookstore in Reno, Nevada. The store also sells music, magazines, newspapers, pottery, puzzles,...

Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House Santa Fe New Mexico

Collected Works is an independent and locally-owned business, located in downtown Santa Fe which has an inventory of over 30,000 titles, including...

Bookworks Albuquerque New Mexico

Bookworks is a locally-owned, locally-operated, independent bookstore in Albuqueque that was founded in 1984. The store hosts regular events,...

Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Princeton New Jersey

The principal repository of rare books and manuscripts at Princeton University, the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections comprises...

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