Welcome to the new Solano Press website and online store!

You’ll find the same extensive book listings, including Table of Contents and author information, along with the other resources you’re used to. We’ve also added some new features, including special sections for e-books and supplements.

Whether you’re ready to purchase now, or just looking for the latest information and titles, we hope you find our new site easy to use.

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The new 5th edition of

Guide to California Planning

by William Fulton and Paul Shigley

Since it was first published in 1991, Guide to California Planning has served as the authoritative text on city and county planning practice throughout the state.

In this revised and expanded fifth edition, William Fulton and Paul Shigley lay out planning laws and processes in detail and describe how planning really works in California—how cities and counties and developers and citizen groups all interact with each other on a daily basis to shape California communities and the California landscape, for better and for worse. Significant new topics addressed in this edition include the state’s increasing focus on infill and transit-oriented development and climate action plans, including ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


New 2018 Addendum

Download Now!

Since the publication of The General Plan in California in late 2015, there have been several changes to California law in respect to General Plan preparation.  This Addendum, prepared by author David Early, documents the following additions to the law:

  • New General Plan Guidelines
  • Senate Bill 379
  • Senate Bill 1000
  • Senate Bill 32
  • 2017 Housing Bills

 Click here for the free download. 

Check our Supplements page for updates and addenda to other Solano Press titles, always available as free downloads.

Two new e-books now available!

Two recent Solano Press publications, Navigating the California Coastal Act and California Land Use and Planning Law 36th edition, are now also available in Kindle e-book editions. Click here for more information on these and all Solano Press e-books.

New 36th edition

California Land Use and Planning Law

Now in stock and ready to ship.

Order online by credit card or check,or phone us at 800.931.9373.
For over three decades, California Land Use & Planning Law has provided a succinct and definitive summary of the major provisions of California's land use and planning laws. It has been cited by the California Supreme Court and numerous appellate courts as an authoritative source.Update your library with legislative changes, court decisions, and commentary from experts in the field.
For more information, click here.

"Pay by Check" now available online!

Solano Press customers who prefer to pay by check can now place their orders through our online store.

Just select your titles, enter your shipping and billing information, and select "check by mail" as your payment option. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with the details of your order.

Your books will be shipped when we receive your payment.

If you have any questions about the process, or just prefer to place your order by phone, give us a call at 800 931-9373.

New Title Now Available!


 Navigating the California Coastal Act, by Jana Zimmer

During her thirty years working with the California Coastal Act, Jana Zimmer often wished that there were a book to guide her through the Coastal Act process. Now she has written that book.

Navigating the California Coastal Act, the latest publication from Solano Press Books, is the only book that provides a comprehensive but concise overview and guide to practice under the California Coastal Act.

The book reflects both a love of the coast, and a love of the law, and is enhanced by extraordinary photography, courtesy of Reeve Woolpert, and the artwork of the author.

Kindle e-book edition coming soon.


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Thank You

We are committed to publishing the highest quality books and media for planning, environmental, and legal professionals. Solano's publications provide a roadmap for navigating your project through the complex web of government regulations, agency processes, and stakeholder concerns.

We are proud of our current offering of significant award-winning books that can make a big difference in the success of real world projects. Whether you are planning a new public trail, designing a planned development, or responding to proposals on behalf of your community, Solano's publications can make a significant contribution.