Camp Books was founded in the summer of 2018 by Dr. Brooke Sylvia Palmieri, after a lifetime of reading and working with books, and an abiding interest the history of the creation and circulation of books about radical politics in general and gender non-conforming people in particular.
A Philadelphia native now living in London, Brooke has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in libraries, bookshops, and as a writer, educator, and volunteer in archives and special collections, both institutional and community-run. In addition to running Camp Books with executive director Frankie, adopted in 2014 from Terrier Rescue, since 2015 Brooke has edited Printing History, the journal of the American Printing History Association, and beginning in 2016 served as a member of the faculty at London Rare Book School, having first developed one of their courses, "The Queer Book."
To learn a little more about Camp Books, see Brooke's interview at the Fine Books & Collections blog, or you can read a more detailed (pdf) CV of Brooke's work here. Best of all, please feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or simply if you have a shared interest and are in search of a sense of community.
Who are Camp Books?
Covers of Printing History issues edited to date. For more about the journal and APHA, visit printinghistory.org