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.


Our Books

Coming in June 2015
More Tahoe History Comix!

Illustrator Jared Manninen and Bona Fide Books have partnered up to tell Tahoe stories. Read about the colorful characters that call Tahoe home Vol. 1 & 2 now available, and a boxed set is coming this summer!


What's New

Art in the House

Join us May 1 for a reception for plein air painter Claudia A. Garza. Her collection, "Another Glorious Sierra Day," showcases her gorgeous landscapes. Free and open to the public. If you can't make it to the reception, Claudia's work will be up at Bona Fide HQ through May. Drop in! Hours here.



Book Arts Club • First & Third Sundays, 5/3 and 5/17 • 3-5:30 pm

Join fellow book artists for an afternoon of book making. On May 3, we'll make an upcycled long-stitch journal, perfect for recording thoughts, sketches, or field notes. Bring an old album, fabric, or paper and leave with a cool book!



Robert Krut (THIS IS THE OCEAN) on How a Poem Happens.

Ann Gelder (BIGFOOT AND THE BABY) on lessons learned after your book comes out.

Lexa Hillyer (ACQUAINTED WITH THE COLD) releases novel, PROOF OF FOREVER (HarperTeen).

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.