While books like Fifty Shades of Grey are bringing kink into the mainstream and into the spotlight, those who live the alternative lifestyle know that there’s always been kink if you are willing to seek it out. Books such as Anne Rice’s Beauty series and the Market Place novels expose the reader to the surface world of BDSM and power exchange relationships. What is not commonly known is the picture and written history of the lifestyle extends back further than most imagine.
The collection is priceless not just to those interested in learning about alternative lifestyle history for personal or academic reasons, but in reality also. Many pieces in the collection are one of a kind, or limited edition. The collection houses tomes and pamphlets, video and film, and other collectable items that represent all spectrums of human sexuality. No one is left out in the cold; all manners of existence are represented in the collection.
For those interested in learning more about the lengthy history of alternative living you can visit the Carter-Johnson Leather Library website at: http://www.leatherlibrary.org
The website has a contact us button for those interested and also contains a touring list of upcoming locations where the historic library will be displayed in the near future.