Henry Miller Memorial Library

Big Sur, California
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

Howdy! Here’s What’s New!

* Announcing the 2014 publication of Ping-Pong, a journal of the arts. Get yours here!

*Ping-Pong release party: “Speech is Not Free,” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Tropic of Cancer” obscenity trial at the Coagula Curatorial Gallery in LA on Nov. 7 & 8. More info HERE.

* Spend all year relishing Big Sur’s most popular event, the big Big BIG Sur Fashion show.  This July 2014 – July 2015 wall calendar features photography by Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena Maddox, Patrice Ward, Nic Coury and Christine Holding.  Get yours HERE & NOW before they’re gone!


* The 18th annual BIG SUR WRITING WORKSHOP for picture books, early reader, middle grade & YA fiction now open for registration! Please go HERE!


* The Library is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. We exist thanks to your donations. Show your support (& get rewards) HERE!


* On June 20, 2014 it was exactly 50 years ago that Tropic of Cancer became a legal book to read in the United States. Read about it here!


* Coming for a visit?  Check out our “Come to Big Sur package and our upcoming events, including music, movies, and more!

* Sunday October 5th the BIG SUR REDWOOD AUCTION happened and it was a fun, amazing and rewarding day! Thank you all for your incredible generosity and support! Special thanks to all who placed bids and to Heller Estate for the bringing us finest wine on the coast and the Big Sur Bakery for their gorgeous and tasty appetizers! The auctioning of the slabs yielded a net income of approximately $49,000 for the Library. This is also great news for supporters of the arts in Monterey County and beyond as we look forward to bringing you more good programs, music, film, workshops, and events in the future! So once again, from everyone at the Library, thanks so much for your amazing support!

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