On all the listed books, I got my hands on. I learned a lot by reading and studying them. Still, until this day, I read them and using them as a reference within my articles and or videos.


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Paul Stamets is well-known throughout the industry as a leading mushroom mycologist. He is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and co-director and founder of the Rainforest Mushroom Genome and Mycodiversity.

He wrote several books which I can highly recommend to you.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

The go-to book for everyone who starts growing mushrooms. There is nothing else to say about this book.


The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home

This book complements the book I just mentioned. If you are just starting out then you should definitely consider buying it.


Another great book about mushroom cultivation is the book Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation by Tradd Cotter. Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener. He is the founder of Mushroom Mountain. His primary interest is in low-tech and no-tech cultivation strategies.

Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation.

His explanations are simple and straight to the point. No BS. I learned a lot from this book and still using it.


The next book written by Shu-Tin Chang and Philip G. Miles is an in-depth book about mushroom cultivation. Chang is from the Department of Biology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong while Miles works at the Biological Sciences Department of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Mushrooms: Cultivation, Nutritional Value, Medicinal Effect, and Environmental Impact

I use this book for my articles on a regular base as a reference as well as a resource.


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

Stephen Russell’s book guides beginners by dividing his book into the three sections 1) Basics for Beginners, 2) Intermediate Methods and 3) Advanced Methods.