Mapping our stories

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The new app Placing Literature helps you explore our world through the eyes of the literary.

Reintegrate, an initiative of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, is funding the project as a collaboration between the art of literature and the science of geography. The locations are crowd-sourced, so if you don’t see one of your favorites represented, you can add it by logging in through a Google account.

Many books have yet to be added–there are worse ways to kill time on the internet than mapping your favorites.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →