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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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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62 attraction reviews
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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Santa Clara, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's hard to explain to people that prior to Henry Miller, Hollywood was turning out some very risque movies with interesting themes, and then Henry Miller came along and took everything to extremes. His writings and paintings are on the wall (mostly from his time in exile in france). He was definitely trying to copy Chagall -- he actually asked... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My English professor wife ranks the Henry Miller Library as excellent! For me, regular guy, is was very good. Very funky and fun place. Wide open exploration of sex and sexuality. Its all good unless you are uptight. There is a letter on the wall from someone who didn't understand Mr. Miller's writings. Look on the wall near the back.... More 

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