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Henry Miller Memorial Library

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Address: Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2574
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Quirky but interesting

Henry Miller Library is worth a visit just to recognize what Big Sur was like in the 50s and 60s. It is a funny little place with a lovely book store and not much else but, given... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Marci B
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New York City, New York

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were so disappointed by our visit to this Memorial Library , or so called, attraction. Parking is poor, it is just a room full of books for sale, by interesting authors but it is NOT a memorial library. There are gen Ys all over the place being cool, the building and property is poorly looked after and really, a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This library is just so unexpected here. Stop to look around and learn more about Miller and his life outside of Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I loved it. It's small and quirky so for some people it won't be their bag, but if it is, you'll like it a lot.

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's a teeny little book shop with books and money strung from the ceiling. It's interesting to see but I don't know if it's worth the stop.

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PA & FLA
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164 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

So, the moral of the story is, if you are coming to Big Sur and this is something very important to you and your agenda, you may wish to call in advance and check it out! A local told me that they "do this" sometimes!!

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Newberg, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had heard great reviews about the library, but unfortunately, our experience didn't measure up. The library looked run down, like it hadn't been kept up in a while, and when we walked in we weren't welcomed. We wandered around for a few minutes peeking at the book selection (which despite the small size of the library, was really impressive.... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A step back in time but also very current, the library connects visitors to the cultural heritage of Big Sur but also to nature with the many redwood trees extending up the canyon. There are wonderful film, music and literary events.

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New York City, New York
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Henry Miller Library is worth a visit just to recognize what Big Sur was like in the 50s and 60s. It is a funny little place with a lovely book store and not much else but, given that the area has lost a bit of its connection to the low key and creative crowd that previously haunted it, is worth... More 

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Santa Barbara
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very quaint bookstore. I loved the book selection - took time to mention so to buyer. Some wonderful authors and yet not necessarily their best-known books. I liked that touch. We bought a Graham Green and a Jonathan Franzen. Very much worth stopping by. Lovely setting.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Always like the unexpected. Large old trees, quant house with lots of books and history. You can ask one of the guys that works there to share the story of the authors.

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Additional Information about Henry Miller Memorial Library

Address: Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2574
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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