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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

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and regularly host author events. Each year, they work directly with publishers to book national touring authors for an estimated 2,500 appearances in stores across...

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  • New York, NY

    Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and regularly host author events. Each year, they work directly with publishers to book national touring authors for an estimated 2,500 appearances in stores across...

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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 Poetry is home to poets, writers, and artists of diverse talents and skill sets. The venue is run by Bowery Arts + Science, a nonprofit organization that encourages cooperation and advancement among artists and cultural workers, aims to ...

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  • Bronx, NY

    The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since...

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  • Brooklyn , NY

    Brooklyn Historical Society offers a wide array of public programming that celebrates the diversity of Brooklyn's past and present and takes a close look at where the borough is headed. With panel discussions with Brooklyn luminaries, screenings...

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