Publications considered most useful for identifying mushrooms and other fungi of the northeast are preceded by an asterisk


David Arora, Mushrooms Demystified         

Alan Bessette and Orson Miller, Mushrooms of North America in Color: A Field Guide Companion to Seldom-Illustrated Fungi                                           

Alan Bessette et al, Mushrooms of North America in Color: A Field Guide Companion to Seldom-Illustrated Fungi                    

David W. Fischer and Alan Bessette, Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A Field-to-kitchen Guide

Bryce Kendrick, The Fifth Kingdom

*Michael Kuo100 Edible Mushrooms  

Gary Lincoff, National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)  

*Gary Lincoff, The Complete Mushroom Hunter: An Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms

McKnight & McKnight, A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America (Peterson Field Guides)  

Dr. Orson K. Miller and Hope H. Miller, North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide To Edible And Inedible Fungi (Falconguide) 

Roger Phillips, Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America                                                                        

Smith & Weber, The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide                              



Joe Ammirati and Steve Trudell, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest: Timber Press Field Guide (Timber Press Field Guides)   

*Timothy Baroni, Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, Timber Press Field Guide, 2017.

George Barron, Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England (Lone Pine Field Guide)          

Alan E. Bessette, Arleen Bessette, and Michael W. Hopping, A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas, 2018

Alan E. Bessette, Arleen Bessette, and William J, Neill, Mushrooms of Cape Cod and the National Seashore, 2001

Alan E. Bessette, Arleen Bessette, David L. Lewis, Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast States: A Field Guide to Texas, Louisiana, Missippi, Alabama, and Florida, 2019

*Alan E. Bessette, Arlene R. Bessette, David W. Fischer, Mushrooms of Northeastern North America

*Alan E. Bessette, Arleen Bessette, and William Roody, Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States

Binion, Burdsall, Stephenson, Miller, Roody & Vasilyeva, MACROFUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH OAKS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

Denis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood, and Frederick A. Stevens, California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide

Todd F. Elliott and Steven Stevenson, Mushrooms of the Southeast, Timber Press, 2018

Vera Stucky Evenson, Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region: Timber Press Field Guide

C.H. Kauffman, The Gilled Mushrooms of Michigan I, II 

Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon, A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms: Mushrooms of the Northeast (2016)

Joe McFarland and Gregory Mueller, Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide

William C. Roody, Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians    

Bill Russell, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic

Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California

David L. Spahr, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada

Paul Stamets, Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

*Walter E. Sturgeon, Appalachian Mushrooms: A Field Guide


*Bessette, Harris and Bessette, Milk Mushrooms of North America: A Field Identification Guide to the Genus Lactarius

Alan Bessette and William Roody, North American Boletes: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms

*Alan Bessette, William Roody and Arleen Bessette, Boletes of Eastern North America (2016)

*Bessette, Bessette, Roody and Trudell, Tricholomas of North America: A Mushroom Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks)

*Alan Bessette, Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America

*Michael Beug & Alan Bessette, Ascomycete Fungi of North America: A Mushroom Reference Guide (The Corrie Herring Hooks) (2015)                                                                

Gilbertson and Ryvarden, North American Polypores, 2 Volumes 1987.

Hesler & Smith, North American Species of Lactariu

Michael Kuo, Morels                                                                                     

Hesler & Smith, North American Species of Lactarius

Olle Person, The Chanterelle Book 

Greg Marley, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms

Matt Trappe and Frank Evans, Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi 


Smith & Weber, North American Species of Pholiota

Hesler & Smith, North American Species of Crepidotus

MEDICINAL FUNGI                         

Christopher Hobbs, Medicinal Mushrooms: An Exploration of Tradition, Healing, & Culture

David L. Spahr, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada

Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Taylor Lockwood, Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi: Featuring Photographs of Mushrooms and Other Fungi from Around the World  

Taylor Lockwood, Chasing the Rain: My Treasure Hunt for the World's Most Beautiful Mushrooms


Eugenea Bone, Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

Langdon Cook, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America

Gary Lincoff, The Joy of Foraging: Gary Lincoff's Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying a World of Wild Food

*Lawrence Millman, Fascinating Fungi, 2011

*Lawrence Millman and Amy Jean Porter, Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium

*Lawrence Millman, Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer: Rambles in Kingdom Fungi, 2017

*Jens Petersen, The Kingdom of Fungi

Steven L. Stephenson & Henry Stempen, Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds