Books about Bonaire, the Caribbean, the Ocean, and Nature
Welcome to InfoBonaire’s Bookstore! Many of Bonaire’s visitors want to learn more about the island either before their trip or have a lasting memento of a wonderful visit. The books below fit the bill! We have included books about Bonaire, the Caribbean, ocean life, and many other related topics.
Books about Bonaire
Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father
By Andrew Jalbert. Available in paperback and e-book format.
Diver’s Paradise, a Roscoe Conklin Mystery Novel
By Davin Goodwin. Available in hardcover and e-book format.
The Ghost of Washikemba and Other Stories of Bonaire
Published by Dutch author, Jannet Butter, The Ghost of Washikemba and Other Stories of Bonaire is a collection of short stories about the quirks and foibles of living on Bonaire. Published August 2019.
Flavors of Bonaire
The island’s newest offerings in cookbooks, Flavors of Bonaire, reveals the genius behind Chef Rick van den Broek’s unique, colorful, and scrumptious culinary creations. Published August 2017.
The Bonaire Bird Guide to the Washington Slagbaai National Park
In Collaboration with STINAPA, Dutch Caribbean National Alliance, and Vogelbescherming, published 2013.
Birds of Aruba, Curacao & Bonaire
By Bart de Boer, Eric Newton, and Robin Restall, published 2012
Bonaire Point to Point
By Federico Cabello and Joanna Thomas, coffee table book, published 2014
Reef Windows: Opening Bonaire’s Dive Sites
By Captain Don Stewart Go back to exciting early days of Bonaire diving, with tales of the true stories behind the naming of Bonaire’s dive sites. Available at most local bookstores and shops.
Portraits of Bonaire
By Henk Roozendaal Available on the island at various shops.
Diving Bonaire (Kindle Edition)
By George Lewbel Published 2011
1001 Proverbio Na Papiamentu
Original Papiamentu proverbs, translated into both English and Dutch. Published by Fundashon Bon Kousa 2011
Books about the ocean
Sylvia Earle is one of the early explorers of our oceans and the most famous female diver. In Sea Change, Sylvia chronicles her experiences in the ocean depths such as deep submersibles and undersea living. She also remarks on the current deterioration of the oceans.
Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans Sylvia A. Earle / Paperback / Published 1996
Dive: My Adventures Undersea Sylvia A. Earle / Hardcover / Published 1998
Great Minds of Science: Oceanography Dr.Sylvia Earle / VHS Tape / Published 1997
Thinking of moving to Bonaire? Read these!
Getting away from it all sounds like heaven, but small islands or small towns have their quirks. If you have ever dreamed of moving to some far away place, these novels may make you think twice.
Don’t Stop the Carnival: A Novel
Herman Wouk/ Paperback / Published 1992
A Year in Provence Peter Mayle / Paperback / Published 1991
Toujours Provence Peter Mayle / Paperback / Published 1992