December 2018

Dear Bona Fide Books Friends and Community,

I hope that this email finds you well. First, I'd like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. 

I am going to keep this brief, but I am writing to let you all know that I will be closing Bona Fide Books at the end of this month. This was an especially hard decision for me to make, however, I know it's for the best. 

I want to thank all of you within this community for supporting my endeavor of taking over Bona Fide Books. I wouldn't have been able to succeed this last year without so many of you, and there are a few people I'd especially like to thank. Thank you to: Kim Wyatt for not only founding this wonderful small press, but allowing me to follow in your footsteps and teaching me so much about the book publishing world; Suzanne Roberts who has always supported Bona Fide and helped me put on the Permanent Vacation, Volume 2 launch event at Lake Tahoe Community College; Steve Robison and Ken McNutt for always bringing happy smiles into the office and sharing the world of letterpress with our community; Karen Cutter and Coco Foy for putting on community art classes at HQ; and Gaialicious, Dharma Love, Word After Word, and the many other stores that carried our books and helped get them into the hands of readers across the country.

I hope a small independent press will find its way back into our community one day, but for now, thank you for being a supporter of this small press and believing in our writers. 

Wishing you all the best,

P.S. - If you'd like to keep in touch, I'd love to hear from you! You can always reach me at maeko[dot]bradshaw[at]gmail[dot]com

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're also home to Tahoe Letterpress, a nifty print shop, and community mercantile.