The Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl has been leading tourists into bars rich in bookish history since 1998. Inside each bar you take a drink and listen as your actor/tour guide recites the history of the establishment and tells tales of the great authors associated with it. In some places you’ll even get a performance of the author’s work.
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This has to be one of my favourite bookstore cats ever. His name is ‘fat cat,’ lives in Plymouth, MA, at the Yankee Book and Art Gallery. As I recall, I bought an early David Godine title there. I’d just interviewed Godine, (listen here) and he’d named some of his more interesting books. This was one of them. Think it was in a slip case. Probably letterpress printed. Hopefully the title will come to me.
The Mount is a historic site and a cultural center inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton.
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Herman Melville lived at Arrowhead (so named because of arrowheads found nearby during planting season) from 1850–1863, during which time he wrote some of his best known works: Moby-Dick, The Confidence-Man, and The Piazza Tales, a short story collection named after his porch
Free and open to the public, Poets House’s 50,000-volume poetry library is among the most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States.