Some useful books in the world of mushrooms:

“Mycelium Running” by Paul Stamets

“Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms” by Paul Stamets

“Mushrooms Demystified” by David Arora

Book Review

“All the Rain Promises” by David Arora

Book Review

“National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms”
by Gary A. Lincoff, Gary H. Lincoff, Carol Nehring



“Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America” by David William Fischer



This book was published in 2011, so it uses current naming, and yes the mushrooms are the same, but the names are constantly changing. The pictures are crisp and it is well illustrated. The layout is easy to read and use. It is put together with rings for binding, so it lays flat with one mushroom to a page. There are also some useful tips for identifying shrooms and a few recipes.This is a very good current book for a collection or a good starter book.



“The Mushroom Hunters” by Langdon Cook Mushroom Hunters

This was published in 2013 and is a great read!




6 thoughts on “Books”

  1. Hi! Love the site. Just getting into mushroom hunting and actually cultivation. I am LOVING it! So fun. I feel like a scientist with my glove box and jars.. haha I live down in the Ennis area. Give me a shot thru the email if you’re ever down this way after a rain! I’m headed out now, as it has just rained heavy the past few days here. 🙂 wish me luckkkk!

  2. oh yeah, and i own the “all that the rain promises and more” by david arora. Very handy guide. Perfect pocket size.. limited species and such but he also uses references to Mushrooms Demystified so also handy if you own that book also! just fyi!

  3. Hi Pops!
    Sorry it took me so long to reply.
    Yes, shrooming is a great hobby, both foraging and cultivation!
    Did you have any luck last fall?

  4. I agree and own them both myself!
    My copy of “all the rain promises” is so beat up it is getting hard to read.
    You can never have too many mushroom books!

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