The Henry Miller Library Closed!?

$40,939 of $50k goal

Raised by 373 people in 27 days
Magnus Torén
for Henry Miller Library
 BIG SUR, CA

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!

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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 will likely re-open mid-May, but to far less foot 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 $60,000. This income is cut off until a new bridge is in place at the earliest six months from now.

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 will, thanks to our good neighbors to the north, open the doors of the Henry Miller Library in the Barnyard— a new gallery/bookstore in the Barnyard shopping center off Rio Rd. in Carmel, California!

The gallery will bring 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!

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY YOU CAN!



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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Update 9
Posted by Emil White
5 days ago
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Holy moly, thank you EVERYBODY for your incredible generosity across the past few weeks – our GoFundMe campaign is slowly and steady inching towards our $50,000 goal.

In fact, as of this morning, we’re a mere $96 from $40,000!

The reality is that any little bit helps — $96 or otherwise.

So once again, feel free to share the link or this very FB post with friends, AND THANKS!!

https://www.gofundme.com/ks2zr-bridging-the-gap?r=89910
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Update 8
Posted by Emil White
12 days ago
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CHECK IT OUT! IT'S THE HENRY MILLER LIBRARY'S NEW HOME AT THE BARNYARD* IN CARMEL!

WE'LL BE OPENING OUR DOORS IN MID-DAY - SO STAY TUNED!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Check out of GoFundMe campaign for more information — any little bit helps!

Thanks!!!

* Photo Manny Espinoza
Home sweet home!
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Update 7
Posted by Emil White
18 days ago
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EXCLUSIVE! Library Executive Director Magnus Toren recently “sat down” with Mike, to talk about the Library’s current state, the genesis of the new store in Carmel, and the road ahead. Enjoy!

https://henrymiller.org/2017/04/09/magnus-toren-on-the-state-of-the-library-its-fundraising-drive-and-new-store/
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Update 6
Posted by Emil White
20 days ago
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The new Henry Miller Library storefront and gallery in the Barnyard shopping center in Carmel gets a shout-out from KSBW TV Action News 8!!

Check it out!!
HML on KSBW!
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Robert Hole
25 days ago
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Can you have a movable fundraiser? In San Fran and in LA. People who pass through always stop there and should support. It's a most beautiful and peaceful place.

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Kriss Ostrom
18 days ago

How cool that someone donated $10,000!! Had you considered offering books, etc for sale online?

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Stephanie Olivieri
24 days ago

How about doing an auction with authors, agents, and editors who can donate signed books, critiques and such? That has worked for many other causes like this! Then you can set it up and we can all share on social media!

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Brianna Ruland
25 days ago

On that "Movable Fundraiser" note.... What about a rolling bookstore? With rolling arts/music/discussions...all the goodness that HML shares, but now, it's On The Road? I'll bet cafes all up and down the coast would be jumping at the opportunity to host events in the name of Henry Miller and the library's mission. This could reach more people, and cost less rent if you can find an affordable trailer/rv/bus.

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$40,939 of $50k goal

Raised by 373 people in 27 days
Created April 2, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Henry Miller Library
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MG
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Brian Delaney
16 hours ago
$30
Debbie Loveless
1 day ago

Until we meet again!

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Karen Gibson
2 days ago
$10
Nicole Flowers
2 days ago

Remember to 'look toward Nepenthe when you water the flowers'.

JT
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Julianna Torres
3 days ago
VD
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Virginia & David
3 days ago

Y'all are ah-mazing!!!

BB
$75
Buddy Born
3 days ago

Wishing you well on all your endeavors.

Robert Hole
25 days ago
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Can you have a movable fundraiser? In San Fran and in LA. People who pass through always stop there and should support. It's a most beautiful and peaceful place.

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Kriss Ostrom
18 days ago

How cool that someone donated $10,000!! Had you considered offering books, etc for sale online?

+ Read More
Stephanie Olivieri
24 days ago

How about doing an auction with authors, agents, and editors who can donate signed books, critiques and such? That has worked for many other causes like this! Then you can set it up and we can all share on social media!

+ Read More
Brianna Ruland
25 days ago

On that "Movable Fundraiser" note.... What about a rolling bookstore? With rolling arts/music/discussions...all the goodness that HML shares, but now, it's On The Road? I'll bet cafes all up and down the coast would be jumping at the opportunity to host events in the name of Henry Miller and the library's mission. This could reach more people, and cost less rent if you can find an affordable trailer/rv/bus.

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