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Hard to judge since Henry Miller did NOT want a memorial so it's basically an old hippy place with a cool bookstore and free tea/coffee. Worth a stop but not much about Henry Miller except some oddball decorations. The bookstore however was pretty awesome.
My husband is a Henry Miller fan, so we drop in most times we drive along the coast. Foreign currency hanging from the rafters, old typewriters, lazy cat. We played ping pong on the warped table complete with funny spots and unevenness and awful paddles....More
Henry Miller Memorial Library
Big Sur has the most spectacular venue for live fully staged Opera performances Under the Redwoods
Beautiful live opera performances of fully staged productions at the Henry Miller Library stage surrounded by the majestic Redwoods of Big Sur.
It was interesting to visit the bookstore/library on a rainy winter day. Inside the small wood fireplace was keeping things cozy with orange rinds on top. They offered coffee and allowed donations to replenish... many many pictures and paintings of Miller along with his books...I...More
I love books. I love libraries. I love bookstores. I love the forest.
A combination of these, and it’s just like heaven.
There isn’t a large selection, and the building itself is small. But it’s so worth the visit. They offer some seating outside to...More
Due to the blockage on Highway 1, we decided to stop into the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur. It was a nice place to take a break from the drive on Highway 1, there is free coffee available and very interesting books to...More
This quiet, shady, out of the way library/bookshop is a tranquil place to visit. The garden is shadowed by giant redwoods. There was a stall just outside selling tacos when we visited. We didn’t try them but they smelled good. You can make your own...More
Great place to buy a book, read, have some tea, relax, talk with people, and take in the slower pace. They sometimes host concerts, film nights, and cultural events too! I've been to Big Sur twice, and we visited this place at least twice each...More
3-Day Itinerary Advice (Big Sur --> San Simeon --> Monterey) (7 Replies)
Hi everyone, A group of my friends are planning a Big Sur trip on Memorial weekend. From Merced, we want to drive through Big Sur to San Simeon, and then drive back up to Monterey before returning home. I would appreciate any comments and recommendations on my itinerary below. I wanted to make sure we had enough time to see all of the sights without feeling rushed. Let me know if there is anything that you would recommend removing or adding in my itinerary. Thanks! ---Saturday--- ...More
March 28, 2016|
Day 1 needs to be re-arranged. You don't want to drive from Big Sur to San Simeon after dark. It takes 3 hours (during the day, longer at night) just for the drive. And that's where the most scenic section is. The highway is along steep cliffs with a few hairpin turns. If you drive through it in the dark, it loses the meaning of driving on highway 1.