Southern California Literary Map

PEN Center USA is pleased to share a map of independent bookstores, reading series, nonprofit arts organizations, and literary landmarks throughout Southern California.


  • Click and drag to move the bounds of the map
  • Double click to zoom in
  • Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out
  • Hover your cursor over the pindrops to see location details

Help keep our map up to date by submitting your favorite independent bookstore!

If you are an owner, patron, or supporter of another literary location in Southern California and wish to add it to the map, please email Include the name of your business/organization, the street address, your name, and phone number.