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I call now through time and space to all who have brought us to this place. Leatherfolk from ages past please hear me as I call. Come down and bless our efforts here, please join us one and all.

Invocation

I call now through time and space to all who have brought us to this place. Leatherfolk from ages past please hear me as I call. Come down and bless our efforts here, please join us one and all.

Welcome to the Carter/Johnson Library Never again landfill. Never again flames.

The Carter/Johnson Library & Collection is a collective history of various communities who have chosen to live and love differently. The Library, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 27-3056629), is chartered to bring this history to the communities that it serves. As the only library of its kind, it is our mission to create an interactive relationship with the stories from the past and the present and link them to future generations.

The Library collection includes thousands of leather, fetish, S/m, kink and alternate sexuality books, magazines, posters, art, newspapers, ephemera and memorabilia dating back to the 1700’s. The Carter/Johnson Library is designed to put people in touch with their history by allowing them to hold it, read it, smell it and know it.

Fresh News

Have you heard the great news? Well there’s a bunch actually, so lets get into it!

  1. The Center for Sex and Culture has chosen the CJLC to be a recipient of a portion of their collection. How big a portion?  A 26 foot truck stuffed to the gills portion! It is estimated that the new additions may well double the Library’s collection! The new additions are working their way across the country and should be arriving at the Library approximately February 6th.
  2. Thanks to this awesome donation, the Library took a hard look at the collection that exists and what is coming, and decided it was time to take a step forward with a brand new name and logo! Find out more in this blog post.
  3. Our partner site, Suck The Rainbow, has given us our own space in their shop to offer all kinds of merchandise at no cost to us! Visit our section and find some awesome gear, gadgets, and goodies with our new logo, our old logo, and our custom color.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Reading List

Books
  • 120 Days of Sodom – by De Sade 
  • No Pity for Brenda – by Orion, Illus by Benson
  • K.I.S.S. : Guide to the Kama Sutra – Anne Hooper 
  • Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians – Joan E. Biren 
  • The Eroticon – by Dr. A. Cabanes

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Whips & Quips

The whosit and the whenzie go into the thingamabob, then click the whatsit, and why aren’t you doing what I want… I need a hammer… “

 – Vi Johnson, on technology of any kind