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You've stumbled upon the Henry Miller Memorial Library — the place "where nothing happens."

The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a a public benefit, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, an arts center, bookstore, and performance venue, championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller. The Library also functions as a cultural resource center, a public gallery, performance, workshop space for artists, writers, musicians and students; and serves as a social center for the community.


Come visit, browse our books and hang out on our deck with Jack Kerouac, our cat.


Open 5 days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.​


+1 (831) 667-2574​


48603 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920

NOTE! Highway One is clear from the north. It is closed to the south of us. Check back  HIGHWAY ONE condition for updates.

Help The Henry Miller Library continue to be a place dedicated to the memory of Henry Miller and Emil White by making a donation. Thank you!