Words on the page have the power to transport us, and in the process, transform us. Such journeys can be far reaching, traversing the landscapes of the external world and that within, as well as the timescapes of the past, present and future.
Green Frigate Books began in 2003 as a small publishing house offering a vehicle—a ship—for those seeking to conceptually sail and explore horizons of the natural and built environments, and the relations of humans within them. Our goal has always been to reach an educated lay readership by producing works that fall in the cracks between those offered by traditional academic and popular presses. From 2015, Green Frigate Books will become a special series with Libri Publishing and will continue to follow the ideals expressed in its founding mission statement.”
Green Frigate Books produces two imbedded series. Flâneur/Peripatetic Productions publishes works related to intellectual travel, including place-based literary essays, travel memoirs, and scholarly reviews.
Deep travel engages the mind as much as it does the body, contributing toward what might be referred to as an “active intellect.” Whether strolling about a city or engaging in discussions while venturing into the countryside, Flâneur/Peripatetic Productions are devoted to exploring those roads, within and without, that are truly less travelled.
Green Frigate Books second series is Scriptorium/Palimpsest Press.
In medieval times, monk scholars would gather in the scriptorium and reuse valuable sheets of vellum parchment that had once contained previous words and images. In a similar spirit of conservation, Scriptorium/Palimpsest Press is devoted to collecting and republishing earlier palimpsest tracings.