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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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Fales Library and Special Collections New York New York

The Fales Library, comprising nearly 200,000 volumes, close to 9,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, and about 65,000 media...

The Writers Studio New York New York

Founded in 1987 by Philip Schultz, the Writers Studio is a nondegree granting, private school based in Greenwich Village in New York City that...

The New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division New York New York

The Division holds over 29,000 linear feet of archival material in over 3,000 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and...

The Catherine Pelton Durrell '25 Archives and Special Collections Library Poughkeepsie New York

The principal repository of Vassar College, the Archives and Special Collections library houses rare books dating from the fifteenth century, an...

Cornell University's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections Ithaca New York

The principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials at Cornell University, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections...

McNally Jackson Books New York New York

McNally Jackson Books, located in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, stocks about 40,000 books at any given time and sprawls over 7,000...

Walt Whitman Birthplace South Huntington New York

The Walt Whitman Birthplace was built in 1819 by Walter Whitman, father to the poet Walt Whitman. Today the Birthplace house and Interpretive...

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Bronx New York

Built in 1812, this wooden farmhouse was where Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849. Poe wrote his most famous...

Buffalo Street Books Ithaca New York

Founded in 1981, Buffalo Street Books is Ithaca’s community-owned cooperative bookstore. The store stocks a wide assortment of fiction,...

Strand Book Store New York New York

Founded in 1927 by Ben Bass, Strand Book Store was originally one of forty-eight bookstores on Book Row, which existed in the 1890s and ran from...

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