Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 21, 2011.

Update #27

Hippie Sven HM Mug for sale!!!


A lot has been said about Hippie Sven, the default-spiritual guru of the Henry Miller Library (you'd think the guru would be, say, Henry Miller, but that'd be too obvious.)

Some call him misunderstood. To others, he's a figure of worthy of extreme empathy. And to random bystanders, dude is just very stoned.

No matter what you think of him, his popularity and merchandising power is unsurpassed in Big Sur, so it's with great excitement we announce the Hippie Sven Henry Miller Library mug.

That's right: start your morning off with Sven's vacant, leering face, and remember why you fell in love with the Library in the first place.

Only $10!

check it:

Update #26

update regarding the (lack of) Sven video on youtube


The suits at YouTube blocked the video due to our usage of Pink Floyd jams!  Crazy.

We need to re-edit - will be back in touch!

Sorry 'bout that!

Update #25

Better link for the Kickstarter Thanks video!


Update #24

Hippie Sven thanks Kickstarter Donors!


Recently the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur partnered with Kickstarter to raise money for our new stage. It was a smashing success!

A select group of donors got an extra-special reward: a personal shout-out from our very own Hippie Sven.

Here it is!

Update #23

The new Sven video is being edited!


Attn folks who donated and "won" an on-screen shout-out from Hippie Sven.

Filming is complete.  We are now in the editing stage. Sven is being a little diva-ish regarding things like lighting and the cuts, but we're hoping to wrap things up soon.

Stay tuned!

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    A limited edition concert poster commemorating previous fundraisers. Choices include Patti Smith, Henry Rollins, Phillip Glass, Marianne Faithful, Laurie Anderson, DJ Spooky, Matmos and Zeena, and Yo La Tengo. Check ‘em:

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    Henry Miller Memorial Library t-shirt! (sizes and availability may vary)

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    An on-mic shout out at our sold-out April 14th Animal Collective show by Executive Director Magnus Toren! (If you donate after the 14th, you'll get a shout-out at our next sold-out show)

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    An on-mic shout out at our Animal Collective (or post-April 14th) show PLUS a personal shout-out from the Library’s Hippie Sven in an upcoming video! He's a big deal:

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    A poster, shirt, and shout-outs from Magnus Toren at Animal Collective (or post-April 14th) show and in the Hippe Sven video!!!

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    our schedule allows, a private outdoor lunch at the Library served by our staff on a date of your choosing. We'll cook, serve you, and do everything!

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    As our schedule allows, a private screening of a film of your choosing at the Library! Our huge screen suspended by redwood trees, a world-class sound system, and brilliant Christmas lights under the stars... A totally epic experience! And yes, you can BYOB...

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    Three (3) *pairs* of tickets to any three sold-out shows!!! (This means you can’t use six tickets for one show.) Limited to five donors! Our big shows sell out within two minutes. And we can assure you there will be at least a half-dozen certain sell-out shows this summer. Big, amazing bands you love we promise!!

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