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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 offers books of lasting interest on a variety of subjects, including literary fiction, art and photography, history and biography, natural history and science, works in translation, film, poetry, music, and current affairs. 192 hosts...

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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

    We’re building the Asian literary culture of tomorrow through our curatorial platform, which includes our New York events series and our online editorial initiatives. In a time when China and India are on the rise, when immigration is a vital...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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