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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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Printed Matter, Inc. New York New York

Printed Matter, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Chelsea, is one of the world's largest publicly available sources for artists' books....

Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books New York New York

The name of this bookshop is less a political statement and more of a description of owner Jim Drougas' business philosophy—the independent store...

Patchin Place New York New York

Patchin Place, a quiet dead-end alley off West Tenth Street, was home to many writers, musicians, and artists over the years. Notable residents...

White Horse Tavern New York New York

The White Horse Tavern was made famous by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas as the bar where he drank his last whiskey. Inside, portraits of Dylan Thomas...

Bluestockings New York New York

Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The store carries over 6,000...

Bookbook New York New York

This independent bookstore was originally known as Biography Bookshop, and was located on the corner of Bleecker and Eleventh Streets when it...

Book Culture New York New York

With the strong support of the Morningside Heights community and the faculty and administration of Columbia University, Book Culture is a true...

Three Lives & Company New York New York

In 1991, the Greenwich Village Historical Society cited Three Lives & Company for being "a pocket of civility." The shop boasts a...

Alabaster Bookshop New York New York

Alabaster Bookshop is the last of the secondhand bookstores that once lined Fourth Avenue. Just around the corner from the Strand, this bookshop...

Argosy Book Store New York New York

Argosy Book Store has been in business for eighty nine years, making it New York City's oldest independent book store. Now in its third generation...

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