If you don't want to use the integrated Bower Client you can use Bower manual.
Bower is a command line utility. Install it with npm. Bower requires node, npm and git.
$ npm install -g bower
For troubleshooting installation on different platforms, read the troubleshooting wiki page on www.bower.io.
Install packages with bower to the application folder of your concrete5 website or withing a package folder within the packages directory.
$ cd my_concrete5_website/application
$ cd my_concrete5_website/packages/my_package/
The add-on will scan these folders for bower packages and include the assets. Install packages with bower install. Bower installs packages to the subfolder bower_components/. A package can be a GitHub shorthand, a Git endpoint, a URL, and more. Read more about bower install.
# installs the project dependencies listed in bower.json
$ bower install # registered package
$ bower install jquery
# GitHub shorthand $ bower install desandro/masonry
# Git endpoint
$ bower install git://github.com/user/package.git
$ bower install http://example.com/script.js
Search Bower packages under www.bower.io and find the registered package names for your favorite projects.