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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 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...

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,...

Washington Irving's Sunnyside Tarrytown New York

Author Washington Irving designed his Sunnyside home himself, starting in 1835. The grounds reflect Irving's romantic view of art, nature, and...

The Writers Room New York New York

Located in downtown Manhattan, The Writers Room is a nonprofit urban writers' colony that provides writers with affordable workspace in New York...

Paragraph New York New York

Paragraph is a membership organization that provides affordable workspace for writers in New York City. Facilities include thirty-eight...

Richard Wright's Former Residence Brooklyn New York

A plaque honoring Richard Wright is mounted on the writer's former residence in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York. Wright often visited the nearby...

Bauman Rare Books New York New York

Bauman Rare Books was first housed in the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, then moved to Madison Avenue between Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth...

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