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Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate List

There are countless Mushrooms courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms (2016)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListThe Psilocybin Mushroom Bible details every step of the complex mushroom cultivation process, making it hands down the largest and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject.Readers will learn how to produce their own magic mushrooms quickly, safely, and effectively.
Author(s): Mandrake PhD, Dr. K, Virginia Haze

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms (2000)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListAfter years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can’t get enough of these rich, delicate morsels.
Author(s): Paul Stamets

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides) (1981)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListFeaturing a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition.
Author(s): National Audubon Society

The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised: Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms – Including new sections on growing your own incredible edibles and off-season collecting (2017)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListGathering edible wild food is a wonderful way to . Mushrooms are the ; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains and woodlands to urban and suburban parks to your own backyard. The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised will enrich your understanding of the natural world and build an appreciation for an ancient, critically relevant, and useful body of knowledge.
Author(s): Gary Lincoff

Mushrooms Demystified (1986)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListSimply the best and most complete mushroom field guide and reference book, MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED includes descriptions and keys to more than 2,000 species of mushrooms, with more than 950 photographs. Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner’s checklist of the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, mushroom toxins, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names.
Author(s): David Arora

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide (1996)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListFrom the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world’s psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture.
Author(s): Paul Stamets, Weil M.D., Andrew

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health (2017)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate List  Adaptogenic mushrooms are one of today’s buzziest superfoods, known for their ability to restore skin’s youthful glow, increase energy levels, reduce brain fog, keep your hormone levels in check, and so much more.
Author(s): Tero Isokauppila , Four Sigmatic, et al.

The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, Lion’s Mane, and Maitake Mushrooms at Home (2014)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListFrom the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms. 
Author(s): Stephen Russell

Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides) (2014)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListHundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about nearly 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Upper Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Teresa Marrone, Kathy Yerich

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation (2014)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListWhat would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster?
Author(s): Tradd Cotter

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World (2005)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListMycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet.
Author(s): Paul Stamets

Mushrooms of the Northeast: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides) (2016)

 Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListHundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northeast. The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics.
Author(s): Teresa Marrone, Walt Sturgeon

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some mushrooms books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians

Author(s): William C. Roody
ID: 3435003, Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Year: 2025, Size: 99 Mb, Format: epub

Mushrooms: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Author(s): Deepu Pandita, Anu Pandita
ID: 3624789, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2023, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Therapeutic Mushrooms for Diabetes Mellitus: Current Evidences and Future Scope

Author(s): Uzma Azeem, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
ID: 3704775, Publisher: CRC Press/Apple Academic Press, Year: 2023, Size: 32 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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