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Peter Chan's Bonsai Books

Peter Chan is one of the most respected bonsai authors in the world.

His first book 'Bonsai - The art of growing and keeping miniature trees' (first published in 1985) is a world best seller and is still in print. This, together with his other seven books have been the inspiration and instigator of many a bonsai enthusiast's interest in the hobby. Many of his books have been translated into most of the major European languages - his first two books have in fact been translated into eight languages!

There are literally thousands of bonsai enthusiasts the world over who owe their interest to Peter's books. Artists such as Sandro Segniri read nothing but Peter's first book for two years when he embarked on his bonsai journey. Peter continues to receive testimonials from fans throughout the world. Just the testimonials from readers could fill a book!

Here are some typical examples :-

'I am one of your fans and love your work. ..... I really enjoy your books and have most of them' From Dale Harder, President of the Cleveland Bonsai Assn.

'Me and my father's bonsai adventure started in 1990 when my father was given your book Bonsai Masterclass, but in Italian language. Long time that book was my only source of information about bonsai. I am from Croatia and at that time only few people in the country had some assumptions about bonsai trees ...... Thank you' -
From Marija -Croatia

'Its most unfortunate that we cannot import Itoigawa Juniper from you into the United States. Incidentally, your book 'Bonsai Masterclass' was instrumental in shaping my concept of bonsai fifteen years ago. Something 'clicked' as I studied the photos of you chopping massive trees down to size and I realized that we could do this with 'Big Stuff'. Suddenly, my potted seedlings were back in the ground and I was off collecting. Thank you for that. Respectfully - Brian van Fleet - USA.

'My wonderful wife gave me a copy of your great 'Bonsai Masterclass'. I just love it! What a great book! If I send it to you will you sign it for me. My best to you.' - From Jim Osborne - Past President of the Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society. 26 December 2009.

Peter's books can be purchased from most book-stores, but if you wish to have personally autographed copies of his more recent books, you can order them on-line here.
Our Products
bonsai by peter chan - published by chrysallis in 2003
The ideal book for bonsai beginners.
bonsai an inspirational guide by peter chan
Perfect for inspiring bonsai enthusiasts.
Creating a Japanese Garden by Peter Chan
Creating a Japanese Garden by Peter Chan and signed by the author.
Peter's simple guide for beginners
Peter's simple guide to bonsai for beginners. The essential guider to owning bonsai as a beginner.
Choosing and Growing Bonsai - A New Hamlyn Book
The only guide you need for buying and growing bonsai
the bonsai bible
The Bonsai Bible. The definitive guide to bonsai.
Bonsai Masterclass - Autographed copy
One of Peter's most famous and most influential books. Written in 1987. Though these books are used they are autographed by Peter Chan.
Basic Bonsai - The Indian Way by Mangala Rao-Nilangekar
Booklet written by a teacher committed to promoting bonsai in the Indian context. Signed by Mangala.
Japanese Bonsai Album | 10 | Herons Bonsai
A collectors book - Japanese bonsai Album. Written in Japanese which photos of specimen bonsai trees.
Palms by Alec Blombery & Tony Rodd
Palms is an informative, practical guid to palms of the world" their cultivation, care and landscape use.
Tianjinbaochengjituanzhencangce Hardback book that is a little unusual in that it has pictures and descriptions of places and stamps to go along with them.
Bonsai Masterpieces handbook and Hardback Book
Rare Japanese commemorative album from the early '60s. Ideal for bonsai museums or collectors of fine bonsai memorabilia.