Jim and Donna Hamm established Bois d’Arc Press in 1988 to publish Jim’s first book, Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans. In 1992, Bois d’Arc Press published the first of the groundbreaking Traditional Bowyer’s Bibles series, quickly followed by Bowyer’s Bibles, Volumes 2 and 3. The Traditional Bowyer’s Bible, Volume 4, was released in the spring of 2008. Their English titles are perennial bestsellers among bowyers worldwide, having also been translated into Italian, French, and German. Jim Hamm has conducted bow making clinics at his home and around the U.S. for the past two decades, having personally instructed hundreds in the ancient art.