WELCOME! Choose your language, English or Spanish, in the upper right corner.
¡BIENVENIDOS! Elige tu idioma, Ingles o Español, en la esquina superior derecha.
NOTE! Highway One is closed just south of us.
We will be closed on Wednesday 15 due to weather!
Thursday we’ll open again. WELCOME!
Check: HIGHWAY ONE CONDITION
OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK 11 AM – 5 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Serving up nothing by the side of the road for 42 years.
Congratulations to our dear friend Katy Masuga who recently
opened her writer’s retreat along the Seine just outside Paris.
Click the image below!
The song above is one of my favorites by Darryl Purpose.
He will be here at the Library on Saturday, April 29!
Soon hitting 20 thousand downloads!
Rainbow on Partington Ridge!
IDEA! Cuddle up in the rain and listen to Edwin Huizinga on Violin
as he plays original music to accompany Magnus Toren
as he reads Mio My Son, by Astrid Lindgren.
A wonderful story for the whole family! GO HERE! (p/w miramis)
A BIG SUR PODCAST
THE FOUR MOST RECENT EPISODES:
# 56 Stranded, Finding Nature In Uncertain Times.
Talking with author Maddalena Bearzi
# 55 The Revolt of The Public.
A conversation with author and former CIA analyst Martin Gurri.
# 54 Betty Withrow.
From as high up, and deep in, Big Sur as one can get!
# 53 Clovis Harrod.
With two kids and $40 in her pocket she came HOME!
Harry Dick Ross and Eve Miller Ross
A small sampling of their artwork currently on display at the Library.
Good News 2:
Tropic of Cancer clocks in at # 4 of Bob Dylan’s all time favorite books.
Read about it here!
Exclusive interview with Helen West, winner of the New Hippie Sven Mug Sweepstakes (NHSMS)
We recently checked in with Helen West in Baltimore over email to discuss her successful selection of design #2 in the New Hippie Sven Mug
Photos from our Lucia celebration!
Earlier this month, we had our Lucia Festival of Light celebration. It was fantastic! The evening included beautiful music, carols, hot glogg, good holiday cheer,
Live or Re-live the Big Sur Fashion Show!
The Library hosted the Big Sur Fashion Show on Thursday, September 29 and it was amazing. If you couldn’t make it — it did, after all,
Astrological portents explaining Henry’s ubiquity
In our June 2022 Henry Miller Library email Digest, we asked (rhetorically, we thought) why Henry’s name seemed to be popping up everywhere — on
Why is a 1,136-page book about an irredeemably evil murderer an HML best-seller?
Most of our best-sellers are predictable titles — “Tropic of Cancer,” “Big Sur,” “Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch,” etc. But one title
Check out scans from our guestbook!
We humbly encourage you to sit back, put on some music, and sift through the beautiful ids of Library visitors from all over the world
Quote from Carly Taylor’s article:
Miller is a powerful author to turn to in our periods of hopelessness, for he can breed joy where others find only nihilism. He sees “a world without hope but no despair.”
Stefan White and Magnus Torén sat down for a wonderful conversation (and a reunification after 31 years!) Here’s the Podcast Episode.
You will hear Stefan’s beautiful voice telling stories about family, Australia, Big Sur, Austria and much more. Some of the White family we speak of are in photographs that Stefan provided to the right: Stefan, Dan, Pat, Emil.
We also touch on:
The Morgenrath family.
Robert Redford and Sonia Braga
A mail-order bride Mother
Living close to where Hitler grew up
Biking in central Europe
Sleeping with headhunters
Being better than Giacometti!
Dr Zeus….and, very important for Stefan, we spoke of his dedication and love for Prem Rawat.
WE NOW HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY SOUNDING PIANO!
A Steinway upright is now installed, tuned and ready for you to play, perform and record! (Acoustics in this room is legendary!)
The piano was donated to us by a generous family north of us and delivered by Howard Piano Moving.
Tuning by Nicholas Fettis.
Listen to him play the piano post tuning HERE!
My whole aim in life is to get near to God, that is, to get nearer to myself. That’s why it doesn’t matter to me what road I take. But music is very important. Music is a tonic for the pineal gland. Music isn’t Bach or Beethoven; music is the can-opener of the soul. It makes you terribly quiet inside, makes you aware that there’s a roof to your being.
To be is music, which is a profanation of silence in the interests of silence, and therefore beyond good and evil. Music is the manifestation of action without activity. It is the pure act of creation swimming on its own bosom. Music neither goads nor defends, neither seeks nor explains. Music is the noiseless sound made by the swimmer in the ocean of consciousness. It is a reward which can only be given by oneself. It is the gift of the god which one is because he has ceased thinking about god. It is an augur of the God which every one will become in due time, when all that is will be beyond imagination.
All music is still governed by the old astronomy, is the product of the hothouse, a panacea for Weltschmerz. Music is still the antidote for the nameless, but this is not yet music. Music is planetary fire, an irreducible which is all-sufficient; it is the slate-writing of the gods, the abracadabra which the learned and the ignorant alike muff because the axle has been unhooked.
/ Henry Miller