Not only does this cultural center honor the work of controversial American author Henry Miller (1891-1980) with its collection of his rare editions and art, but it also provides a gathering place for writers and artists of all kinds. During Miller's heyday, Big Sur was a creative haven for writers like Jack Kerouac who immortalized the area in his novel of the same name. Amid a picturesque setting of redwood trees, expansive meadows, and the specters of the beatniks who loafed here, the Henry Miller Memorial Library functions as a community center where concerts, workshops, exhibits, lectures, and readings find loving homes. Miller used to call this place home too, but as they say in California, "mi casa, su casa". So make yourself comfortable. The Library and its grounds, which include gardens and a redwood amphitheater, are available for private parties and events.