9/2 Book Launch: July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra

9/3: Open Studio, 12-5 pm (also 9/10 & 9/24)

9/8 Introduction to Handmade Paper, 5:30-8:30 pm

9/13 Tahoe Writers Works, 6:30-9:00 pm

9/19 Print Club, 6-9 pm

9/27 Tahoe Writers Works, 6:30-9:00 pm

9/28 How to Get Published in Magazines, 6:30-8:30 pm

Book Launch: July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra

July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra by Gary Romano will hit the shelves September 2! The great thing about this book is you can start using it any time of year. Want to know what to do this fall so that your gardens will thrive next year? Want to know what Gary plants in the fall (and every other season)? It's all here three generations of Sierra food-growing wisdom in one book!

Join us Sept. 2, 10-2, at the Sierra Valley Farms farmers market to pick up your copy, or order here. You can also buy July & Winter locally at Bespoke and The Bookshelf in Truckee, and at Gaia-Licious in South Lake Tahoe. Gary will also be taking questions and signing books at these locations in September:

9/26 Sundance Books, Reno, 6 pm
9/30 The Bookshelf, Truckee, 5:30 pm

Bona Fide is also at the South Lake Tahoe Tuesday farmers market at the American Legion and Sample the Sierra on 9/17. Swing by and pick up a book, or order your copy now!

Open Print Studio, Saturday, September 3, 10, & 24, 12-5 pm

Each Saturday, Bona Fide HQ is open to printers. Bring your linocuts, wood blocks, and creativity! We've got several presses for your use, and some supplies.  If you've taken a letterpress class from us, bring your projects. Assistance with the presses will be available, along with scads of type and cool cuts.

September 8, 5:30-8:30


This workshop is for those who want to make handmade paper at home. Students will learn how to prepare a vat of pulp, pull sheets of paper with a mould and deckle, “couch” the sheets of paper, and press it to dry. Students will make a stack (post) of paper to take home. We will work with different fibers and explore several techniques. Come prepared to get wet because we will be up to our elbows in water. It is suggested to wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet.


$35 + $5 materials fee (pay to instructor) • registration is required
Class will be held at Bona Fide Books, 1069 Magua #4, Meyers, CA

Carol Brown studied paper making at the Glassell School of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, where she received a Certificate in Printmaking. She has taken a papermaking workshop at Magnolia Editions in Oakland, California, with David Kimbell and also with Rhiannon Alpers at Sierra Nevada College. She has made handmade papers for six summers in her garage studio. These papers are used for printmaking, handmade books and collages.

September 19, 6-9


After a busy Tahoe summer, aren't you just ready to make stuff? Join ink lovers at Bona FIde! We're making prints and cards on an antique book press and an etching press; we've got a letterpress, too. We meet the third Monday of each month, so join us September 19. Bring your own supplies or $10 donation. At Bona FIde HQ.




September 28, 6:30-8:30


Find out what it takes to get your byline in the glossies with award-winning journalist and travel writer Ann Marie Brown. $50 • A Wordy Girls Workshop

Ann Marie Brown has been writing, editing, and teaching writing classes for more than 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. She is the author of 14 travel guidebooks plus hundreds of articles that have appeared in Sunset, Backpacker, VIA, Islands, Hemispheres, Wanderlust, California, Travel & Leisure, Cross Country Skier and other magazines. In the summer months, she leads hiking and backpacking trips in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University and teaches journalism and travel writing at Sierra Nevada College. 


Tahoe Writers Works, Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Bona Fide HQ

Tahoe Writers Works, an open workshop for writers of any genre, meets every other Tuesday, 6:30 pm, at Bona Fide HQ. Next meetings: September 13 and 27.



Friends of the Library

All events take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Free and open to the public. A selection can be found below; click here for complete offerings.

Sept. 10, Nature Journal Club, 10-11 am
Come make a nature journal! Ages 5-18.

Sept. 17, Young Adult Writers Meetup, 3-4 pm
Working on a book, story, or poem? Meet with fellow writers for an afternoon of socializing, discussion, and—of course—writing! Free! Snacks!

Sierra Nevada College Writers in the Woods • September 9-10

Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea is the acclaimed author of 13 books across multiple genres. The Devil's Highway, his 2004 non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert, was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and included in many of that year's "best book of the year" lists. His critically acclaimed novel The Hummingbird’s Daughter was the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Prize winner.

His newest novel, Into the Beautiful North, is the SNC 2016 Common Read selection. It is the story of young women in a small Mexican town who, inspired by the film The Magnificent Seven, follow their men North to persuade them to return. It has been optioned by the TNT network for a television series.

The Greater Tahoe-Reno Region


The Bookshelf Check out events at The Bookshelf in Truckee.

Truckee, Tangled Roots Writing For information on writing workshops and classes in Truckee, check out Karen Terrey's Tangled Roots Writing.

Literary Arts & Wine is a monthly reading series held the third Sunday of every month at 6:00 pm at Art Obsessions in Truckee, CA.


Sundance Books
Check out the Sundance line up here.