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Address: Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2574
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Deja vu

Glad to see the memory of Henry Miller is being kept alive in such a wonderful place. Do stop into the library during your visit to Big Sur. It is a step back in time. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Another incredible stop along the coast. My husband heard about this place and decided to take me on our way up the coast and I knew nothing about it but was so pleasantly surprised. It's a little hippie dwelling in the woods and relies on book sales and donations to survive. I made myself a cup of tea and wandered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice place for the vibe of the place over the decades and forms a kind of continuity between tourism and nature and all the reactions to Big Sur. That said, it was closed for a private birthday party with a bouncy castle...

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Glad to see the memory of Henry Miller is being kept alive in such a wonderful place. Do stop into the library during your visit to Big Sur. It is a step back in time. Very positive and friendly atmosphere.

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Nipomo, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
71 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is worth stopping to see the Henry Miller Memorial Library at least once if you are in the area. We have been there a couple of times and found it interesting.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This writer would never rest until she had visited the home of Henry Miller, now an elegant bohemian way station with free coffee, a library, and a lovely bookstore. In the bathroom, beautiful tiles featured poses from the Karma Sutra. Of course. God Bless those who keep it going, tucked away in the woods, waiting to enchant us and remind... More 

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped in at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, and what we found was a very small and charming hippie outpost dedicated to writer Henry Miller. It's located in a small redwood enclave on Route 1. Stop in and browse the books, and buy a cup of tea of coffee. It's a fun little stop that's thought provoking and won't... More 

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Palos Verdes
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99 reviews 99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We've been visiting the library for the past 25 years. The library is situated in a small area off highway one surrounded by tall redwood trees. There is something warm and inviting about the library which wreaks of history and nostalgia of a long passed era of Big Sur. When one enters the old wooden cabin there's a feeling that... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Go here if you are a fan, or even slightly interested in Henry Miller, it's fun, friendly and informative.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lovely place. Very laid back. Rustic old house is now the bookstore; lots of open space and patio to start reading the Henry Miller book I just bought. Two hippie-looking young people as sweet as pie playing ping pong and laughing were working there--they just said if you want to buy something come interrupt our game and we'll serve you.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A quick stop for those just looking around. The book store had lots of interesting books and handwritten items from Henry Miller himself.

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