Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn from the best. There is a ton of great information on this site- but it’s hard to beat having a good book on the shelf!

The Best Book on Cultivation


Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms – Paul Stamets

If you only ever get one book on cultivation – this is the one to get. In depth instructions on everything from making grain spawn to harvesting fruits. The book has in depth analysis on pretty much any gourmet and medicinal species you can think of. You can literally learn how to start a mushroom farm using nothing but this book. Don’t miss it!

Beginner Friendly


The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms – Stephen Russell

With color pictures, easy step by step instructions and a little bit of hand-holding, The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms is a lot easier to digest for most beginners. Still, the book offers plenty of good reading for more advanced growers. Definitely worth picking up this book!

A World of Mushrooms


Mycelium Running – Paul Stamets

Although it’s a bold claim, Paul Stamets does lay out a pretty convincing case on how mushrooms can play a role in saving the world. The book also includes some techniques on growing mushrooms outside using logs and beds of straw. An interesting, informative and potentially trans-formative read.

Organic Farming


Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation – Tradd Cotter

A holistic approach to mushroom farming, considering the mushroom life cycle in relation to the rest of the environment. Including both indoor and outdoor techniques. This book is not to be missed.