About Us

Bower House brings together books and authors that celebrate, inform, and protect nature, culture, and life. Our books cover a wide spectrum of topics, from cooking, gardening, and trail guides to environmental protection, regional history, memoir, poetry, and literary and speculative fiction. We are passionate about protecting the environment, telling great stories, and living the good life through fantastic food, inspiring literature, broad travel, and the outdoors. Collecting Conundrum Press, Johnson Books, Trails Books, and titles from the former Westcliffe Publishers and 3D Press under one roof, Bower House is a leading publisher in the Mountain West, producing books for the world.

Our Imprints

Bower House

Bower House

Nonfiction | Environment
Bower House brings together the best books and authors that celebrate, inform, and protect nature, culture, and life. Starting life in 2002 as Corvus Publishing, our books cover a wide spectrum of topics from cooking, gardening, trail guides to environmental protection, regional history, memoir, poetry, and literary and speculative fiction. We are passionate about protecting the environment, telling good stories, and living the good life through good food, great literature, broad travel, and the outdoors. Gathering together Conundrum Press, Johnson Books, Trails Books, and titles from the former Westcliffe Publishers and 3D Press under one roof, Bower House will continue to bring great authors and worthy subjects to market.
Conundrum Press

Conundrum Press

Fiction | Poetry | Creative Non-fiction
Conundrum Press, founded in 1998 by David J. Rothman, has rapidly expanded to become the preeminent publisher of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry in the Rocky Mountain region. Now under the Bower House banner, Conundrum Press will continue to champion excellent fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry primarily—but not exclusively—exploring the particular voices and themes of the Rocky Mountain region.
Johnson Books

Johnson Books

Regional | History
Johnson Books was established in 1978 and for 40 years has been exploring and celebrating both the facts and fantasies of the West. As one of Colorado's premier book publishers Johnson Books has grown with the West, and so has been able to keep a pulse on its important issues–both historical and contemporary. Our books are regional in nature, focused on the mountain and desert West, and include environmental subjects, history, geology, archaeology, and general nonfiction.
Trails Books

Trails Books

Trail Guides | Travel
Trails Books has roots going back to the founding of the quarterly journal Wisconsin Tales and Trails in 1960. Wisconsin Trails published it's first book in 1971. Expanding throughout the midwest over the following decades, Trails Books grew to become one of the leading publishers of regional guidebooks. We have continued expanding, and with the acquisition of Westcliffe Publishers and 3D Press, now have offerings from most regions of the country.