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Henry Miller Memorial Library

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Address: Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2574
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
Norma W
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Gilroy, California

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe quirky is a better description than offbeat but you will find the writers of the Beat Generation well represented here. Peculiar art installations line the walk from the parking lot off the PCH and the staff is friendly and helpful. We picked up a CD of local music and a Jack Kerouac play. Definitely worth pulling over for.

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Redwood City, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The library was smaller than I expected, more like a tiny little bookstore with some cool mid-century memorabilia and funky art around the grounds.

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 as those of Henry Miller

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Thank Norma W
Coxs Creek, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 special events going on.

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 for a nosey around. The chairs are very cleverly made out of old 8 track tapes and lots of other recycled stuff.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Have never read his books but bought Tropic of Cancer here - felt I had to. Cool little setting in the woods. Very peaceful and please pet the cat!!!!

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Jonquiere, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This little library is really charming and the staff was lovely. It was not really big but I still enjoyed the type of books they had. They had free coffee for visitors but I would have like some wifi since there was a picnic area where there was supposed to be some.

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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Had to stop in to pay homage to Henry. Nice grounds, good selection of books, a restful top on the way down the coast highway.

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Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stopped out of curiosity to see what was going on here. They have music sometimes and that must be the draw at night when you cannot see the grounds. During the daylight hours it is ramshackle, run down, and in need of a property manager, to clean it up for the patrons to visit.

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Thank Mickey H
Big Bear Region, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very nice bookstore with a deck (old Theo lounging in the sun). Interesting reading notes from Miller. Free coffee and tea.

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