Mushroom Book Sales Spike in the Fall

By Candice Chaplin | July 28 2021 | NonfictionHealth

Although across the country there are different foraging seasons, sales of books about mushrooms see the most significant increases in stores and online in September. The PRH list includes a select of titles about hunting, identifying, cooking, use as pharmaceuticals, and other compelling titles.

Ensure that stores are well-stocked with mycology titles for September so they can make sure they’re available when consumers are looking. Great time for promotions too!

Sample titles listed below, and to see the complete list:

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
9780394519920
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms—a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library—from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.Featuring a durable vinyl binding and 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. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
$26.00 US
Dec 12, 1981
Hardcover
Knopf
US, Canada, Open Mkt

All That the Rain Promises and More
A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
9780898153880
“[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.”—Roger McKnight, The New York TimesMushrooms appeal to all kinds of people—and so will this handy pocket guide, which includes key information for more than 200 Western mushroomsOver 200 edible and poisonous mushrooms are depicted with simple checklists of their identifying features, as David Arora celebrates the fun in fungi with the same engaging bend of wit and wisdom, fact and fancy, that has made his comprehensive guide, Mushrooms Demystified, the mushroom hunter’s bible.“The best guide for the beginner. I’d buy it no matter where I lived in North America.”—Whole Earth Catalog
$17.99 US
Feb 01, 1991
Paperback
Ten Speed Press
World

Mycelium Running
How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
9781580085793
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. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).  In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.
$35.00 US
Oct 01, 2005
Paperback
Ten Speed Press
World

Healing Mushrooms
A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health
9780735216020
The one and only resource on using adaptogenic mushrooms to boost immunity and promote whole body health the natural way.
$18.00 US
Oct 10, 2017
Paperback
Avery
World

This Is Your Mind on Plants
9780593296929
From number one New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants—and the equally powerful taboos
$18.00 US
Jul 19, 2022
Paperback
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

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