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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.

Wall Calendars

Ellen Muller's Underwater Bonaire 2020 Calendar.
Pure Bonaire 2021--Bonaire Scenics & Nature
Pure Bonaire Calendar 2021--Bonaire's Birds
Octopuses 2021 Calendar

Books about Bonaire

Seventh Edition of Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy by Susan PorterBonaire Shore Diving Made Easy Practical Guide to the Shore Dive of Bonaire, 7th Edition

By Susan Porter In most local dive and gift shops. Available online at

Cover image of Back on 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 NovelDiver’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.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, Bonaire's Newest Cookbook, by Chef Rick van den BroekFlavors 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.

Birding Field Guide,--The Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao

Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao

The newest field guide for birding on Bonaire!  Published 2017.  This field guide is available on Amazon, or directly from the publisher.

View sample plates.

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, and Bonaire

Birds of Aruba, Curacao & Bonaire

By Bart de Boer, Eric Newton, and Robin Restall, published 2012

Bonaire Point-to-Point

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

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

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