Jonas Dupuich’s new bonsai care book is now available for purchase

The Little Book of Bonsai is a compact beginner’s guide illustrated with photographs of beautiful trees. I wrote it to help you keep your bonsai healthy, to introduce basic techniques, and to suggest next steps for further study.

Learn more from the following booksellers:

Barnes and Noble

Sample Images


Chojubai rock planting

Japanese plum

Japanese plum

Finding the right size container

Praise for The Little Book of Bonsai

“We have waited a long time for a concise introductory bonsai book written by an expert, and we finally have it. Dupuich’s book has the earmarks of a classic.”

—Michael Hagedorn, author of Post-Dated: The Schooling of an Irreverent Bonsai Monk

“This well written and beautifully illustrated book covers bonsai care along with authoritative information for creating your own bonsai. Highly recommended for beginners.”

—William N. Valavanis, publisher of International Bonsai magazine and founder of the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

“Without the proper guidance and understanding, bonsai can be challenging. The Little Book of Bonsai helps you develop your vision, see nature at its best, and re-create it in a smaller size. With Dupuich as your guide, your bonsai journey can begin!”

—Kathy Shaner, curator of the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California

“Dupuich has the best bonsai blog online, so it’s not surprising that The Little Book of Bonsai is the best book for new bonsai enthusiasts.”

—Boon Manakitivipart, award-winning bonsai artist and teacher