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Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web

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  • This museum/library/bookstore features the history and the writing of Henry Miller, a local resident and acclaimed author. The bookstore features readings by local authors and sell their works as well...  read more »
  • Nice place to stop and stretch your legs. Many books to peruse and buy if you choose ( I'm a poet, don't ya note it; make a rhyme every time). Quirky art on premises. The day we visited there were no ...  read more »
  • We stumbled upon this off the no1 PCH as i needed the loo. What a total gem and a great surprise. Hidden away in the trees is a little memorial garden, cinema and cafe/library. Definitely worth a stop...  read more »
  • The first thing that grabbed my attention was the smell. Upon entering the library/bookstore, I couldn't help inhaling deeply: the soothing scent is a mixture of the ancient redwoods and the ink on the book pages. The staff was friendly too.
  • A cozy cabin provides some local authors as well as, of course, Henry Miller. There are occasional shows. Ive seen the Chili Peppers and John Waters here. Take a little hike through the woods in the back, hang out on the grounds and borrow a book. Great place to get away and get some culture.
  • Great little bookstore with a really nice selection. They offer free coffee and you can play ping pong in the park. What more do you want?
  • Odd little place. Enjoyed the time there talking with some book and art lovers.
  • Nothing quite captures the vibe of the Central Californian Coast quite like the Henry Miller library. Stop by to browse the books, stay a while to enjoy the ambience. There's always a few people hanging out on the sunlit deck: sipping coffee, reading, or even playing the piano. They also host film screenings and live music -- while I wasn't fortunate enough to attend either, the setting and atmosphere couldn't be better suited to a fun evening under the stars.
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