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Literary Places

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.

  • New York, NY

    Westsider Rare and Used Books is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and buys, sells, and trades rare and used books. The shop specializes in fiction and literature, modern first editions, art, illustrated books, graphic design, children'... read more

  • New York, NY

    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 adorn the walls, and a plaque commemorating him hangs above the bar. In the 1950s and 1960s, many more... read more

  • Brooklyn, NY

    WORD has two bookstores, one in Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2007, the Brooklyn location is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint that hosts everything from the classic author reading and Q&A... read more

  • Jersey City, NJ

    WORD has two bookstores, one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2013, the Jersey City location has an inventory of current and past favorites from all genres and categories as well as a café serving coffee and treats. ... read more

  • New York, NY

    The Segue Foundation hosts the experimental reading series Segue at Zinc, a continuation of the legendary series that has run for over twenty-five years. Readings feature contemporary poets and writers and take place on Saturday afternoons at 4:... read more