Bear Bones Books, the first book-publishing imprint intended for readers in the gay and bisexual “Bear” community, started out in 2008 with the goal of providing the bear community with books that reflect its unique values.
Ron J. Suresha serves as acquisitions and developmental editor for the Bear Bones Books line, the “hairy arm” of Lethe Press. Suresha has been a member of the Bear community since its mid-1980s inception, and has written, published, and broadcasted extensively on Bears and emergent queer masculinities. Suresha stated, “I’m excited to be working with Lethe Press, which has published important queer books since 2001. Together we can now offer gay and bi Bears, bear-lovers, and other readers the best literature on the subject.”
The imprint will strive to offer a mix of nonfiction and fiction, alternating between reissuing editions of classic titles by stellar names in the Bear literary community now out of print and producing new, original titles.