It's always fun to visit the real life places you read about in books. There's just something exciting about exploring the place the author had in mind while writing. Placing Literature is a fun tool that maps those places out for you. You can browse locations by author, book or city. You'll get a map view of spots that you can explore to see more detail about the location and the story itself. The site has partnerships with libraries and museums to create curated collections of over 3000 different sites around the world.
Via a press release from the site:
Placing Literature today launched a redesigned website that allows readers to browse, locate and visit sites of famous (and not so famous) scenes from global literature -- from 221B Baker Street to Grand Forks High School. The opportunity to virtually explore literary places gives readers a greater understanding of the books they are reading while enhancing people's appreciation of the places they live, work and play -- plus, it's just fun!
Of course, you could always look these places up yourself with Google Maps, but you'd have to know exactly what you're looking for. I like that you can browse a number of different literary locations with the site, and it gives you some interesting details about each place. You can also look up literary locations by city, which is really fun if you want to tour places nearby.
Plus, if you want to see more, you can always continue exploring in Google once you've visited the site. Check it out at the link below.