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.


Letterpress Classes

Interested in learning letterpress? Sign up for our class! $50 for a six-hour introductory session, and it comes with studio time. Classes led by letterpress printer Steve Robison.

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Workshops

On Feb. 28 we'll be making shelves out of books at Book Arts Club. 3-5 pm, with instructor Calee Allen. $10.

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Print Club is Back!

Print Club is on hiatus in February. We'll be back March 21, 6-9 pm to make cards, stamps, or prints on our presses. All levels welcome; we will provide the supplies, or bring your own! $10

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BONA FIDE AUTHOR NOTES

"After reading all 55 entries, one might wonder how poetry could be written without a farm." Click to read a review of Julia Shipley's award-winning THE ACADEMY OF HAY (Bona Fide Books, 2015).

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Lou Romano, father of author Gary Romano (WHY I FARM and the forthcoming JULY & WINTER: GROWING FOOD IN THE SIERRA) will present at the 2016 EcoFarm Conference on old-school farming methods that still work today.

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Robert Krut (THIS IS THE OCEAN, Bona Fide Books) has a new poem, "Divinity" up at Passages North.

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