Photo courtesy of Serena Renner
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur
The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a bookshop–cultural center dedicated to the bohemian author who once called Big Sur home. It has become a hot spot for concerts by the likes of Gillian Welch and Arcade Fire and a Thursday night summer film series held in the redwood grove.
By Serena Renner, AFAR Contributor
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Henry Miller's typewriter
I seem to have a thing about old typewriters, perhaps because I actually remember using some of them back in the day. This one is at the Henry Miller Memorial Library (although I put "museum" on the photo). It doesn't look like it still works!
By Michael Adubato, AFAR Local Expert
A small library by the ocean
A place for book lovers, cultural rebels and alike. Outside, among redwoods, they put up nice concerts during the warmer months.
Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, California
The Library is a living proof that the beauty of life is not in the assets but in the atmosphere. It was hard to leave. Books, vinyls, posters, wood, Henry. And Anais. I suspected myself that I was looking for Anais, not for Henry. There are concerts and movies at the pleasant outdoor amphytheatre and there are the scent of the redwoods and the fulfilled promise of the Pacific Ocean to indulge in.
By Amalia Nita
48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
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