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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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Visiting the Henry Miller Library was on my bucket list. I have read nearly all his works, but found a few I had not -- made some book purchases and let myself be taken back to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
JeanetteCool
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Pacifica, California

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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Big Bear Region, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stopped here and found an extensive library-bookstore of Henry Miller, and his contemporaries. Also a snack shop and eclectic grounds with different statues and art.

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Visiting the Henry Miller Library was on my bucket list. I have read nearly all his works, but found a few I had not -- made some book purchases and let myself be taken back to the Big Sur of Henry Miller and all of his adventures and friendships.

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Thank JeanetteCool
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The first thing that grabbed my attention was the smell. Upon entering the library/bookstore, I couldn't help inhaling deeply: the soothing scent is a mixture of the ancient redwoods and the ink on the book pages. The staff was friendly too.

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Thank Westye
Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We met the museum's director on a flight to Paris where they we celebrating Miller's time in that City, It was a crazy flight -- too long a story. In any event, he insisted us to join the activities and we discovered we had an acquaintance in common. we said we would come visit him the next time we were... More 

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