BEHOLD I see the haven nigh at hand,
To which I meane my wearie course to bend;
Vere the maine shete, and beare up with the land,
The which afore is fairely to be kend,
And seemeth safe from storms that may offend;
There this faire virgin wearie of her way
Must landed be, now at her journeyes end.
quack quack

We watch the stars as they move through the perfect crystal spheres of the heavens. They watch us back.

Featured Archive


  • 1/01/2014: Happy New Year, to all of our patrons!
  • 5/1/13: The Orientation has been rewritten. Go check it out.
  • 4/12/13: A month-delayed post - sorry! As announced elsewhere (well, on this page before we edited it), here's the results of our first contest! Congrats to Roget, the first-place winner! And congrats to Ihpkmn and Rumetzen, who split second place between the two of them. Some of the winning articles will be featured in coming weeks, starting now.
  • 1/21/13: Check out the Library's new TV Tropes page. Major credit to rumetzen for putting this together.


Click Me: Orientation

The Wanderer's Library is a collaborative fiction exercise. It's a collection of stories that explore strange and fantastic corners of the world, hidden from ordinary eyes. Some of the stories take place in the distant past, taking the form of legends and fables. Others are from the modern day, hiding in the shadows just out of sight. The basic premise is that there are strange things that are not quite of our world. Some are dangerous, some are merely fascinating. They are all in some respect extraordinary.

A big game hunter searches for hunting in other worlds.

A creature lives in alleyways and junkyards, collecting bits of trash to disguise itself.

A red thing of many parts promises everything you have ever wanted.

Stories here should try to evoke a Sense of Wonder, a sense that there is a larger world beyond the one we know. In the world of the Library, these wonders are hidden, but never truly far away. But never forget that this is a wilder world than our own, and it's never entirely safe, either. Tread with care.

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