The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a nonprofit arts center, bookstore, and performance venue in Big Sur, California, documenting the life of the late writer, artist, and Henry Miller. Emil White built the house for Miller in the mid-1960s. After Miller died in 1980, White dedicated the property as a memorial to Miller and as a gallery where local artists could show their work. In 1981, with the help of the Big Sur Land Trust, White formally organized "The Henry Miller Memorial Library". White was director of the institution until he died in 1989. The Big Sur Land Trust managed the library until October 1998, when the non-profit The Henry Miller Memorial Library Inc. was created to sustain the library.Add Henry Miller Memorial Library to your Big Sur travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Big Sur trip maker site.
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We really enjoyed stopping here but a better description would be that it is a bookstore not a library. Still well worth the stop more »
I've been to Big Sur three times and this was my first visit to the library. Man was I missing out! this place is awesome! Cool vibe, little impromptu music concerts and awesome books I don't... more »
Very unique and stimulating atmosphere to find new reads and relax with donation based coffee and tea available
This is the best bookstore I've ever been to. The books selection they have is so impressive. I've never found so many gems. I found books that I've always wanted to read but never found in local bookstores. But this place is so much more than a bookstore. Ping pong. Music. Events. Coffee. To put it bluntly, you HAVE to come here. Guaranteed to be a good time.
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