The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a non-profit book store and arts center championing the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.
Founded in 1981 by Emil White, Miller’s longtime friend, the Library occupies White’s former home. We are located in Big Sur, 35 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea on Highway One.
The Library hosts events throughout the summer months (May-October), including fashion shows, theater, open mics, lectures, book signings, art shows, and more. With a capacity of 300 and nestled in a towering redwood grove, it is also one of the most unique live music venues in the world.
Past performers include Philip Glass, Marianne Faithful, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Frank Black, Thurston Moore, Animal Collective, Al Jardine, Gillian Welch, Blonde Redhead, Laurie Anderson, and countless of local and touring bands.
Correct. Memorials, he said, “defeated the purpose of a man’s life. Only by living your own life to the full can you honor the memory of someone.”
So, is this place a memorial trying not to be a memorial? Maybe. The best way to find out is to come here, browse, look at what’s on the walls, listen to the music, have a cup of coffee or tea, sit down by the fire, read for a while, do nothing…” Check out our schedule to see what’s in store for this summer and sign up for our newsletter.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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