Welcome to Bona Fide Books, an independent press in Meyers, CA. Our mission is to publish and support new voices, to help writers find their readers, and to build community through art and story. We also have a nifty print shop and community mercantile.


What's New

Illustrator Jared Manninen and Bona Fide Books have partnered up to tell Tahoe stories. Pick up copies of State Route 28 and The Angora Fire online, at the shop, or at a farmer's market.


Coming Soon

Julia Shipley's divine collection The Academy of Hay drops Aug. 4. "If Thoreau’s currently reincarnated, odds are he’s Shipley," says poet April Ossmann. Preorder at the link.


Our Shop

Our community mercantile is open Th-Fri, 12-6 and Saturday, 12-4. Drop in for a Meyers-made card, gift, or book!

Our Shop


Julia Shipley in conversation with John Vaillant, author of The Jaguar's Children in Orion.

Gary Romano (WHY I FARM) and Sierra Valley Farms are open for business. Check out the goods at six farmers markets! (We recommend taking Friday off for a trip to the farm.)

Lexa Hillyer (ACQUAINTED WITH THE COLD) is one of 16 Modern Poets You Need to Know About.

Gary Romano, author of WHY I FARM and the forthcoming JULY & WINTER: GROWING FOOD IN THE SIERRA (Bona Fide Books, 2015), has announced his farmers' market and barn dinner schedule, and is also kicking off a new summer music series. Find out all about it at Sierra Valley Farms.