Henry Miller Library Had to Close?

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What Happened?   Mother Nature Closed The Henry Miller Library!

What? Really?   Really!! No more film, music, books, poetry, art and music!

What Would Henry Do?  Open a new place, of course!…Please read on!


Mudslides. Wildfires. Falling trees. Collapsing highways.

No one said living and working in Big Sur would be easy. But the current situation is unprecedented.

The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge is now a heap of rubble. It was demolished on March 20th due to structural damage caused by relentless winter rains.

The Henry Miller Library has been closed since mid-February. It has now re-opened Thursday - Sunday, but to far less traffic since vehicle access will remain cut off from the north.

The loss of donations, book sales, plus event and rental income has already far exceeded $80,000. This income is cut off until a new bridge is in place.

We're not sitting idle on one side of the bridge we're DOING something to help ourselves and the community as a whole but we need your help!

On May 28, 2017 we opened the doors of the Henry Miller Library in the Barnyard— a new gallery/bookstore in the Barnyard shopping village off Rio Rd. in Carmel, California!

The gallery has brought Big Sur to "town." Books, live music, movies, talks—everything you've come to love about the Library but can't enjoy due to the whims of Mother Nature.

A new location advances the Library's mission of promoting the arts during a time when we could all use more of it. Henry would agree—and we hope you do too!

The cost of ‘moving to town’ is not huge but with rent, exhibit materials, bookshelves, new inventory, framing, utilities, some remodeling, lighting… etc. it adds to our already serious loss. 

We need help to reverse the drain on our resources!

Your donation to the Library - a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Arts Organization - is tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support and hope to see you soon...at the Barnyard!


If you have any questions please e-mail us!

Thank you!  

Mike, Magnus & Sarah

PS. Please, do anything and everything you can to get the word out about our GoFundMe Campaign (share it on Facebook, forward this e-mail, send pigeons!) and by allmeans send us your ideas! 

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Magnus Torén 
Big Sur, CA
Henry Miller Library 
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