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.


On November 22 at 3 pm, Coco Foy will teach a session on making ornaments out of books. $10



Julia Shipley (THE ACADEMY OF HAY, Bona Fide Books) will read with poet Ilyse Kusnetz on November 13 at LTCC Writers' Series.

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Print Club is Back!

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 (THE ACADEMY OF HAY) on the significance of local news in The Best American Poetry blog.

Mary Emerick (PERMANENT VACATION) has a novel out with the University of Alaska Press, THE GEOGRAPHY OF WATER.

Ann Gelder (BIGFOOT AND THE BABY) has new flash fiction up at Monkeybicycle.

Tahoe WordWave was a smashing success! The Steampunk Ball with Garth Stein, Maker's Station, Sierra Showcase, and the Pam Houston keynote were high points. And the One-Act Playwriting Contest was fabulous! More photos at the link.