Constructed in 1857, the Mother Colony House, one of the oldest buildings in Anaheim, California, is an American Territorial–style cottage built from redwood. It was once home to Nobel Prize–winning Polish writer Henryke Sienkiewicz. The house is now a museum overseen by the Anaheim Library. Tours are given by appointment only.
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Join indie author Edie Rhoads as she showcases the local literary treasures of one of America’s most picturesque cities.
A plaque honoring Richard Wright is mounted on the writer’s former residence in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York. Wright often visited the nearby Fort Greene Park to write notes for his novel Native Son.
Adam Ross, author of the New York Times Notable Book Mr. Peanut, takes us on a tour of his beloved Nashville, "a great secret, cool as all get-out but never self-consciously hip or competitive," with a literary life as vibrant as its musical one.
Founded in 1975, A Room of One's Own is a feminist bookstore in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The store specializes in women's literature and offers a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, music, posters, and T-shirts for and by women. A Room of One's Own also maintains a non-sexist children's section and stocks up-to-date titles in lesbian and gay studies, bisexual and transgender books, gender studies, as well as lesbian and gay male fiction. The store hosts several author events throughout the year.
Founded in 1954, The Rosenbach Museum & Library houses the personal collections of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother Philip Rosenbach, which include books, manuscripts, and fine art. The collection also includes the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s ﬁrst Poor Richard's Almanac, the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak. The Rosenbach Museum offers guided tours and hosts reading groups and other events.
Located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, California, the National Steinbeck Center consists of the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall and the Rabobank Agriculture Museum. Programs offered by the center include lectures, film and panel discussions about Steinbeck, authors talks, art openings, and community-based events, such as a Day of the Dead celebration and the annual Steinbeck Festival.
Author and Tin House Magazine editor Michelle Wildgen serves as our guide to the literary locales of Madison, Wisconsin, a city whose lofty earnestness in everything from food to literature inspired her two novels.
Located in the heart of Portland, Longfellow Books sells both new and used books and hosts author readings and a book club. It also offers free parking, free gift wrapping, free advice, free dog biscuits, and free knowledge about books.