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SF Road Trip: The Henry Miller Memorial Library

  • February 10th, 2012 | Photos, Travels

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    On our next trip out to our San Francisco shop, we want to visit the Henry Miller Memorial Library, which lies tucked away among the coastal redwoods along a scenic stretch of Highway 1, 120 miles south of the city. The late author’s works hang suspended from beams in the vaulted ceiling, and though it’s more bookstore than library, one feels the need to speak in hushed tones here. Visitors stop by to pay their respects, peruse the selection of rare tomes, or listen to a band perform in an intimate clearing. It’s easy to see why Miller sought refuge in the natural beauty and quietude of Big Sur, and why artists, writers, musicians, and those in need of head clearing continue to make the journey to this cultural temple dedicated to his memory.

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2 Responses to “SF Road Trip: The Henry Miller Memorial Library”

  1. connor says:

    As a Henry Miller fan, it was very nice to see this. I hope you guys can make the trip. I’ve only read about the memorial, and hope avidly to one day make the pilgrimage myself.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks, Connor! We highly recommend you do.