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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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Guidon Books Scottsdale Arizona

Founded in 1964, Guidon Books is an independent bookstore that features a variety of new and out-of-print books on the American Civil War,...

Gulliver’s Books and Second Story Café Fairbanks Alaska

Gulliver’s Books is an independent bookstore that sells a wide variety of new and used books, as well as e-books. Located on the top floor, the...

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...

Half Price Books Seattle Washington

Half Price Books has stores in sixteen states, each carrying a variety of new and used books, music, movies, and games. The Seattle store is...

Harry Ransom Center Austin Texas

The Harry Ransom Center houses extensive collections of rare books and manuscripts, including the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare folios, and the...

Head House Books Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Founded in 2005, Head House Books is a locally-owned independent bookseller in Philadelphia that straddles two historic Philadelphia communities:...

Hearthside Books Juneau Alaska

Founded in 1975, Hearthside Books & Toys has two locations in downtown Juneau and Nugget Mall. Hearthside supports Alaskan authors and hosts a...

Hedgebrook Women Writers' Retreat Seattle Washington

Hedgebrook is a global community of women writers and people who seek extraordinary books, poetry, plays, films and music by women. A literary...

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...

Here's A Book Store Brooklyn New York

Owner Sylvia Levy says her shop is both "the best book store and the worst in the neighborhood" because it's the only one left. Since 1975, the...

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