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Essential Reading for Mushroom Enthusiasts

Is there anything mushrooms can’t do? Not only are they delicious, but they have a range of medicinal properties, and might even be the solution to the rising climate crisis. Whether you’re a home cook, a forager, or an ecologist, there is something on this list for you.

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    Entangled Life Book Cover Picture
    Entangled Life Book Cover Picture

    Entangled Life

    by Merlin Sheldrake

    In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Fungi can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms—and our relationship with them—are changing our understanding of how life works.
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    Entangled Life Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

    by National Audubon Society

    With 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. A must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library.
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.95

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    All That the Rain Promises and More Book Cover Picture
    All That the Rain Promises and More Book Cover Picture

    All That the Rain Promises and More

    by David Arora

    An illustrated guide to identifying 200 Western mushrooms—whether edible, poisonous, or medicinal—by their key features. The New York Times says “[All That the Rain Promises and More] is certainly the best guide to fungi, and may in fact be a long lasting masterpiece in guide writing for all subjects.”
    All That the Rain Promises and More Book Cover Picture
    All That the Rain Promises and More Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.99

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    Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    by Paul Stamets

    This bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, and make your garden the envy of the neighborhood.
    Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $45.00

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    Mycelium Running Book Cover Picture
    Mycelium Running Book Cover Picture

    Mycelium Running

    by Paul Stamets

    Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.
    Mycelium Running Book Cover Picture
    Mycelium Running Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $35.00

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    Mushrooms Demystified Book Cover Picture
    Mushrooms Demystified Book Cover Picture

    Mushrooms Demystified

    by David Arora

    Simply 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. Beginning and experienced mushroom hunters everywhere will find this book a delightful, informative, and indispensable companion.
    Mushrooms Demystified Book Cover Picture
    Mushrooms Demystified Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $42.00

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    Healing Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    Healing Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    Healing Mushrooms

    by Tero Isokauppila and Four Sigmatic

    Packed with practical information, fun illustrations, and 50 mushroom-boosted recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and ever dessert!), Healing Mushrooms unlocks the vast potential of this often-overlooked superfood category and will be the go-to resource for adding mushrooms to your health and wellness regimen.
    Healing Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    Healing Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Book Cover Picture
    Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Book Cover Picture

    Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

    by Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz

    A comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border.
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    Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $35.00

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    The Rebel's Apothecary Book Cover Picture
    The Rebel's Apothecary Book Cover Picture

    The Rebel’s Apothecary

    by Jenny Sansouci

    The Rebel’s Apothecary is a science-based and supportive guide that will enhance the lives of anyone living with pain, anxiety, depression, a weakened immune system, insomnia, and more. Complete with background information, dosing instructions, and everyday recipes, this is the essential handbook for harnessing the ancient healing powers of cannabis and mushrooms—safely, without confusion, fear, or an unwanted high.
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    The Rebel's Apothecary Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $20.00

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    The Way Through the Woods Book Cover Picture
    The Way Through the Woods Book Cover Picture

    The Way Through the Woods

    by Litt Woon Long

    A grieving widow discovers a most unexpected form of healing—hunting for mushrooms. The Way Through the Woods tells the story of parallel journeys: an inner one, through the landscape of mourning, and an outer one, into the fascinating realm of mushrooms—resilient, adaptable, and essential to nature’s cycle of death and rebirth. She finds that giving her full attention to the natural world transforms her, opening a way for her to survive her husband’s death, to see herself anew, and to reengage with life.
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    The Way Through the Woods Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Mycophilia Book Cover Picture
    Mycophilia Book Cover Picture

    Mycophilia

    by Eugenia Bone

    Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.
    Mycophilia Book Cover Picture
    Mycophilia Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.99

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    National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms

    by National Audubon Society

    Whether you are mushroom-hunting to photograph and paint them, studying them scientifically, gathering them for culinary purposes or just for the rewarding experience in itself, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is a handy reference guide to have by your side—designed specifically to fit into your back pocket.
    National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms Book Cover Picture
    National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $12.95

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