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Reading Venues

This database of venues that host readings and author events includes bookstores, bars, cafes, libraries, literary arts centers, and more. Here you'll find information about how to schedule your own reading, admission fees, audience size, parking and transit information, and more. Save your selections to My P&W and populate a personal Google Map that you use to plan your own reading tour or simply keep track of your favorite reading venues.

  • New York, NY

    192 Books is a general interest bookstore in the Chelsea neighborhood featuring recent titles and past best-sellers, as well as selected rare and out-of-print books, on a variety of subjects, including literary fiction, art and photography,...

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  • New York, NY

    Since 1939, the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center has given audiences a chance to hear writers in every literary genre offering frequent talks and events throughout the year.

  • New York, NY

    A project of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, this bookshop focuses on books in French and English, with more than fourteen thousand contemporary and classic titles from thirty French-speaking countries. Throughout the...

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  • New York, NY

    The Double Take Reading Series is organized by author and editor Albert Mobilio. Authors are asked to pick a partner and write about an experience they shared together, resulting in two original shorts about the same topic from different...

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  • New York, NY

    Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans. The organization hosts a New York events series featuring author...

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  • Astoria, NY

    Astoria Bookshop hosts regular readings and workshops, including the "Boundless Tales Reading Series" and the "Oh! Bernice Reading Series."

  • New York, NY

    The louderARTS Project is an arts organization committed to developing constructive and challenging spaces for artists to create, critique, present, and teach poetry.

  • New York, NY

    Bar Thalia is a 46-seat bar offering signature cocktails and a New American menu in a relaxed and intimate setting. Adjacent to the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, the bar is open Monday through Saturday from 4:00pm to midnight, and 4:00pm to 10:00pm on...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • Bronx, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our Cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can...

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop is New York's only all poetry bookstore. We sell poetry books and chapbooks, celebrate art, creativity, performance, and the handmade, and are a partner to many small presses local to Brooklyn, around the country, and...

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  • New York, NY

    Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The store carries over 6,000 titles of social-justice themed books on such topics as race, class, and the environment, in addition to...

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  • New York, NY

    Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room hosts many special events, including private parties, live music, and the #YeahYouWrite Literary Reading Series in their Garden District Lounge. Each evening event has author readings and literary cocktails, dining and...

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  • New York, NY

    With the strong support of the Morningside Heights community and the faculty and administration of Columbia University, Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the store features new and classic fiction and nonfiction,...

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  • New York, NY

    With the strong support of the Morningside Heights community and the faculty and administration of Columbia University, Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the store features new and classic fiction and nonfiction,...

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  • New York, NY

    In the location that was formerly Endicott Booksellers, this third Book Culture location in Manhattan hosts weekly readings with authors and poets. Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the stores feature new and classic...

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, is owned by author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub. The bookstore sells everything from best-sellers to a wide selection of kids’ books to...

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  • New York, NY

    Bowery Arts + Science is a non-profit organization with a venue – Bowery Poetry – in downtown Manhattan.

    Our mission is to encourage cooperation among and advancement of artists and cultural workers; to develop and produce works by...

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