Books Available For Loan to Members of the Sunshine
Coast Society for the Hunting, Recognition and
Observation of Mushrooms (SHROOM)
The following is a list of the books and magazines available to members of the Sunshine Coast Mycological
society. Members may contact the current librarian, Dorothy Gonzalez, if they are interested in any of the books
currently found in the library. You can contact her by phone at 604-886-8893. 
Lending Policy: (pending)
A member in good standing may check-out a book(s) from the library for a period of no more than four
(4) weeks.  Books in high demand, or during the peak foraging period (August to the end of October),
the period of loan will be one (1) week.
Members checking out book(s) are responsible for picking up and returning the book(s) to the librarian

in the same condition they were checked out. Should the book be damaged or lost, the member shall replace the book at their cost.


Newest Books (updated Dec 10 / 2015)

The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America – Langdon Cook
Fat of the Land – Langdon Cook
Ascomycete Fungi of North America: A Mushroom Reference Guide – Arleen Rainis Bessette and Michael W. Beug
Ramaria of the Pacific Northwestern United States – Ronald L. Exeter, Lorelei Norvell & Efrén Cázares
California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide – Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood
Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America (California Natural History Guides) – R. Michæl Davis, Robert Sommer, John A. Menge
Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region – Vera Stucky Evenson and Denver Botanic Gardens,
Strophariaceae s.l. in Fungi Europei, Vol. 13 – Machiel Noordeloos


1. Mushrooms Demystified – David Arora (two copies)
2. Milk Mushrooms of North America – A Field Identification Guide to the Genus Lactarius – Alan E. Bessette; David B Harris; Arleen R. Bessette.
3. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America – Roger Phillips
4. Mushrooms of the World – Giuseppe Pace
5. Reflections on The Fungaloids – B.L. Williamson
6. Mushrooms – Collecting for Beginners – Canada Department of Agriculture
7. Common Mushrooms of the Northwest – J. Duane Sept
8. Mycelium Running – How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World – Paul Stamets
9. North American Mushrooms – A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi
10. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms – Paul Stamets
11. Mushrooms – Smithsonian Handbooks – Thomas Laessoe & Gary Lincoff
12. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest – Steve Trudell & Joe Ammiratti
13. The Outer Spores – Mushrooms of Haida Gwaii – Paul Kroeger, Bryce Kendrick, Oluna Ceska, Christine Roberts
14. Mushrooms for Dyers, Paper, Pigments and Myco-Stix™ – Miriam C. Rice
15. The Fungal Pharmacy – The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America – Robert Rogers, RH (AHG)
16. North American Boletes – A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms – Alan Bessette, William C. Roody and Arleen R. Bessette.
17. The New Savory Wild Mushroom – Margaret McKenny and Daniel Stuntz
18. The Mushroom and Truffle Book – Jacqui Hurst and Lyn Rutherford
19. Wild Mushroom Cookery – Oregon Mycological Society
20. Wild About Mushooms – The Mycological Society of San Fancisco Cookbook – Louise Freedman
21. The Practical Mushroom Encyclopedia – Identifying, picking and cooking with mushrooms – Peter Jordan and Steven Wheeler
22. Wild Mushroom Recipes – Puget Sound Mycological Society
23. Tricolomas of North America – A Mushroom Field Guide – Alan E. Bessette, Srleen R Bessette, William C. Roody, Steven A. Trudell
24. The Edible Mushroom Book – Anne DelConte and Thomas Laessoe.

In addition to the books, the Society also has a subscription to Fungi magazine, which comes out every couple of months. These are also available to members to borrow. Each issue tends to have a theme for the content of the articles, so they cover various topics pretty extensively. Some
examples are one issue that deals almost exclusively with Chaga, another on truffles, and one deals with Tricholomas of North America.