TBS Library

Send message with book or media name(s) that you want to borrow to club librarian Jim Easterbrook; exchanges can be made at the TBS meetings, and you then return the material after one month. 

You can also request advice on books and media in the email.

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Adams, Peter D

Adams, Peter D.; The Art of Bonsai; 160 pages. General information for beginners and intermediates.

Adams, Peter; Bonsai Design With Japanese Maples; 128 pages

Bonsai Landscapes

Adams, Peter; Bonsai Landscapes; 128 pages; Landscape creation by species and by projects.

adams 2

Adams, Peter; Bonsai Design Pine Juniper, Larch; 112 pages

Albek

Albek, Morten; Majesty in Miniature; Shohin Bonsai; 188 pages; General bonsai information pertinent to shohin bonsai.

Barton, Dan; The Bonsai Book; 160 pages.

Barton, Dan; The Bonsai Book; 160 pages. General information for beginners and intermediates.

Benz

Benz, Willi; Bonsai, Kusamono, Suiseki; 204 pages; Organizing bonsai displays

Timeless Trees

Bloomer, Peter and Mary; Timeless Trees; 112 pages; 1986 photos of the U.S. National Bonsai Collection.

Buehler, George; Basic Wiring for Bonsai; 38 pages; beginner wiring information

busch

Busch, Werner; Bonsai From Native Trees & Shrubs; 143 pages; Thumbnails on 30 species

Chan

Chan, Peter; Bonsai: Art of Growing Miniature Trees; 174 pages; General basic information

Cheng

Cheng, Cheng Kung; Bonsai Shari Si-Diao Vol 2; 184 pages; World class carving techniques

Bonsai Shari Si-Diao  Vol 1

Cheng, Cheng Kung; Bonsai Shari Si-Diao Vol 1; 208 pages; World class carving techniques

Covilla

Covello, Vincent and Yoshimura, Yuji; The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation; 160 page paperback; All about suiseki

DeGroot

DeGroot, David; Principles of Bonsai Design; 260 pages. 2015 revision; expanded and improved. Highly recommended, probably the single best book for design.

Dupuich, Jonas; The Little Book of Bonsa

Dupuich, Jonas; The Little Book of Bonsai; 106 pages. A short general guide suited for beginners.

ee

Ee, Su Chin; Creating Bonsai Landscapes; 128 pages; 18 miniature garden projects

martha

Goff, Martha; Tropical Green Sheets; 207 pages; Guide and care manual for tropicals

goff

Goff, Paul and Tomlinson, Harry; The Bonsai Yearbook; 93 pages; Seasonal/monthly tips

Gustaf

Gustafson, Herb; Keep Your Bonsai Alive and Well; 96 pages; general bonsai information

gustaf

Gustafson, Herb; The Bonsai Workshop; 208 pages; general bonsai information

Soil

Heltsley, Brian; The Why, What, &How of Bonsai Soil; 42 pages; discussion for beginners

horton

Horton, Alvin; Creating Japanese Gardens; 112 pages; Create your own garden

ito

Ihei, Ito; A Brocade Pillow; 161 pages; Translation of original 1692 Japanese classic on azaleas

jeker

Jeker, Francois; Bonsai Aesthetics, Vol 1; 144 pages; Artistic guidelines for bonsai

jeker

Jeker, Francois; Bonsai Aesthetics, Vol 2; 144 pages; More artistic considerations

jeker

Jeker, Francois; Bonsai Deadwood; 239 pages; Artistic approach to deadwood.

kato

Kato, Saburo; Forest, Rock Planting & Ezo Spruce Bonsai; 175 pages; Excellent resource.

Masukuni

Kawasumi, Masakuni; Bonsai With American Trees; 131 pages; 1975 perspective on bonsai

Kennedy

Kennedy, Alexander; Satsuki; 127 pages; Good overview of satsuki

kennedy

Kennedy, Alexander; Floral Treasures of Japan; 195 pages; Introduction to satsuki

ketchell

Ketchell, Robert; Japanese Gardens in a Weekend; 160 pages; Projects for your garden

koreshoff

Koreshoff, Debra R; Bonsai. Art, Science, History, & Philosophy; 255 pages; Comprehensive book

Indoor

Lesniewicz, Paul; Indoor Bonsai; 208 page paperback; General care and several species thumbnails. Dated and limited information.

lewis

Lewis, Colin; Bonsai Survival Manual; 160 pages; Tree-by-tree guide

lewis

Lewis, Colin and Sutherland, Neil; Growing and Displaying Bonsai; 124 pages; Step by step basic care/training

Liang

Liang, Amy; The Living Art of Bonsai; 288 pages; General principles and techniques

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Bonsai 101; DVD; Introduction to bonsai DVD

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Repotting Deciduous Trees; DVD; Superb DVD

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Repotting Japanese Black Pine; DVD; Excellent information. It's like a private demo

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Fall Maintenance Japanese Black Pine; DVD; Bonsai master! There are four pine DVDs

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Wiring and Styling Japanese black pine; DVD; Pine care through the year

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Decandling JBP; DVD; Pine care

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Japanese Maples; DVD; Great information in DVD format.

boon

Manakavitipart, Boon; Scale Junipers; DVD; Great audio-visual instruction for junipers

Mcdowell

McDowell, Jack (ed.); Bonsai: Culture & Care of Miniature Trees; 80 pages; Sunset monograph from 1965

Meislik

Meislik, Jerry; Ficus: The Exotic Bonsai; 144 pages; Everything to know about ficus

Morales2

Morales, Pedro; Tropical Bonsai, Vol 1; 87 pages; General bonsai information using tropicals as examples.

morton

Morton, Larry; Modern Bonsai Practice; 341 pages; All about the horticulture of bonsai

Murata, Kyuzo; Four Seasons of Bonsai; 1

Murata, Kyuzo; Four Seasons of Bonsai; 160 pages. Photographs of bonsai trees and accent plants at the optimal time of year.

naka

Naka, John Yoshio; Bonsai Techniques I; 269 pages; The original and still 1 of the best

naka

Naka, John Yoshio; Bonsai Techniques II; 442 pages; A must read for all bonsai students!

naka

Naka, John and Ota, Richard, and Rokkaku, Kenko; Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki; 141 pages; 1979 edition, but still timely

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #48-1974; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #50-1976; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #51-1977; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #59-1985; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #62-1988; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #63-1989; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #64-1990; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #67-1993; Japan's premier expo

kokofu

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #86-2012; Japan's premier expo

Nippon Bonsai Association; Kokufu-ten #89-2015. Japan's premier expo

notter

Notter, Pius; Bonsai - Art and Technique; 168 pages; Pius Notter's approach & collection

Onishi, Katsuhito; The Bonsai Art of Kim

Onishi, Katsuhito; The Bonsai Art of Kimura; 175 pages. Examples of Kimura’s creations.

Bonsai Identifier

Owen, Gordon; The Bonsai Identifier; 128 pages; Thumbnail descriptions of 40 major species.

pessey

Pessey, Christian and Samson, Remy; Bonsai Basics; 120 pages

prescott

Prescott, David; The Bonsai Handbook; 160 pages; General beginner information

Junipers

Schoech, Wayne; Bonsai Today Master Series Junipers; 174 pages; Compilation of juniper articles from Bonsai Today.

Pines

Schoech, Wayne; Bonsai Today Master Series Pines; 183 pages; Compilation of pine articles from Kindai Bonsai and Bonsai Today.

seike

Seike, Kiyoshi, et al; A Japanese Touch For Your Garden; 80 pages; Designing a Japanese garden

skolnik

Skolnik, Arthur; The Growing Art of Bonsai; DVD; Beginner dvd

smith_edited

Smith, Andrew; Finding The Bonsai Within; DVD; Collector of trees from the wild

smith_edited

Smith, Andrew; How To Collect Wild Trees; DVD; Collector of wild trees

steven

Steven, Robert; Mission of Transformation; 246 pages; Tropicals, Artistic information

steven_edited

Steven, Robert; Vision Of My Soul; 166 pages; Aesthetic elements, rules, and gallery

thomlinson

Tomlinson, Harry; Bonsai; 216 pages; General care, 1995

thomlinson

Tomlinson, Harry; The Complete Book of Bonsai; 223 pages; Practical basic guide

Suiseki

Tucker, Melba; Suiseki and Viewing Stones; 41 pages; Suiseki from an American perspective.

valavanis

Valavanis, William; Classical Bonsai Art; 255 pages; Study of 100 show trees. Excellent book

valavanis

Valavanis, William; 2012 US National Bonsai Exhibition; 222 pages; Photos by Joe Noga

valavanis

Valavanis, William; 2014 US National Bonsai Exhibition; Photos by Joe; Includes trees of club members (Steve, Ed, Don, Ken)

5th National

Valavanis, William; 2016 US National Bonsai Exhibition; 238 pages; More incredible trees from the US (including our own TBS).

vertrees

Vertrees, J.D.; Japanese Maples; 189 pages; Complete guide garden maples

yosh

Yoshikawa, Isao; Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces; 128 pages; Step-by-step illustrations

yosh

Yoshimura, Yuji and Halford, Giovanna; The Japanese Art of Miniature Trees; 220 pages; 1957 edition. A classic

zhao

Zhao, Qingquan (Brook); Penjing: Worlds of Wonderment; 144 pages; 1997 edition. Chinese penjing

zhao

Zhao, Qingquan (Brook); Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsai; 155 pages; Chinese perspective on bonsai

zhao

Zhao, Qingquan (Brook); Literati Style Penjing; 160 pages; Devoted to the literati style.

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naka

Naka, John Yoshio; Bonsai Techniques I; 269 pages; The original and still 1 of the best