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Hot off the press! Decomposition, An Anthology of Fungi-Inspired Poems, edited by Renee Roehl and Kelly Chadwick, is a must for every mushroomer with an artist bent. Published by Lost Horse Press, 2010.
"Gathered from the root-zones of many different trees, knife-scraped from rock-face, lifted from dung, spore-flung into air, these gathered mushroom poems offer undomestic, distinctive discoveries to all who choose to join the effort to find them."
—Jane Hirshfield.

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Mushrooms Demystified, by David Arora. Often referred to as "the mushroom hunter's bible." A weighty tome leavened with humor, with extensive keys, descriptions, photographs and more, geared to the fleshy fungi of the western states. A must-have for all serious mushroomers. Published by Ten Speed Press, 1986.

All The Rain Promises All That the Rain Promises, and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms, by David Arora. An excellent book for beginners, readily carried into the field. Contains photos and descriptions of the most commonly encountered fleshy fungi of the Western states, along with the interesting people who hunt them, and the art that is produced when (wo)men and mushrooms meet. Highly informative and engaging.
Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest cover Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, by Steve Trudell and Joe Ammirati.
An essential, portable guide to mushroom hunting in the Pacific Northwest. One of the goals of this book, well-met, was to picture and describe mushrooms that are not commonly shown in other field guides, as well as to limit the species covered to those for which the authors had good color photographs. Timber Press Field Guide, 2009.

North Am Mushrooms

North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi (Falconguide) by Orson and Hope Miller. The newest book on mushrooms of North America. An excellent compendium of prominent, North American fungi, with photos and descriptions on the same page, and updated latin names (there is an especially nice section on amanitas). This is a great book for those of us who travel outside of California in the pursuit of mushrooms. Dr. Miller tragically died shortly after publication of this book, but he leaves behind a fine legacy.


Mushroom the Journal of Wild Mushrooming, a quarterly magazine for those interested in the national mushroom scene.

North American Mycological Association logo The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, The MycoPhile, and an annual journal, McIlvainea. Both are available free to NAMA members.
Fungi Magazine FUNGI Magazine explores the world of mycology from many different angles. With regular features ranging from toxicology to medicinal mushrooms; from photography to book reviews, FUNGI will inform and entertain everyone from beginner to professional mycologist. Four issues per year plus one special issue.