59 Best Home and Garden Books

Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Bookstore


1. Starter Vegetable Gardens by Pleasant, Barbara


2. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades 35th Anniversary: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening by Steve Solomon and Marina McShane


3. The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell


4. Triumph of Seeds How Grains Nuts Kernels Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom & Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson


5. Tiny Houses in the City by Mimi Zeiger


6. Too High to Fail Cannabis & the New Green Economic Revolution by Doug Fine


7. Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan


8. The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America by Mark Sundeen


9. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing


10. Sirocco: Fabulous Flavors from the Middle East by Sabrina Ghayour


11. The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination by Richard Mabey


12. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


13. How to Be Alive by Colin Beavan


14. Heritage by Brock, Sean


15. One Hour Cheese Ricotta Mozzarella Chevre Paneer Even Burrata Fresh & Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less by Lucero, Claudia


16. A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Kassinger, Ruth


17. Dogs in Cars by Regan, Lara Jo


18. Homebrewers Garden How to Easily Grow Prepare & Use Your Own Hops Malts Brewing Herbs by Joe Fisher, Dennis MBA Fisher


19. Builders of the Pacific Coast by Lloyd Kahn


20. Backyard Beekeeper an Absolute Beginners Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard & Garden Revised & Updated 2nd Edition by Flottum, Kim


21. Soil Mates Companion Planting for your Vegetable Garden by Sara Alway


22. Dirt Cheap Green Thumb 400 Thrifty Tips by Hart, Rhonda Massingham


23. Permaculture Book of Ferment & Human Nutrition by Bill Mollison


24. Worms Eat My Garbage 2nd Edition How To Set Up by Mary Appelhof


25. 50 Mile Bouquet Seasonal Local & Sustainable Flowers by Debra Prinzing, David Perry, Amy Stewart


26. Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods by Tracey Ryder


27. The Urban Homestead: Revised and Expanded Edition: Your Guide To Self Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen


28. Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation by Quinn, Lisa


29. How to Grow More Vegetables & Fruits Nuts Berries Grains & Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons


30. Bringing It To The Table by Wendell Berry


31. Terrarium Craft Create 50 Magical Miniature Worlds by Aiello, Amy Bryant and Bryant, Kate and Baldwin, Kate


32. American Meadow Garden Creating A Natura by John Greenlee


33. Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson


34. Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces by Maxwell Gillingham Ryan


35. Tiny World Terrariums A Step by Step Guide to Easily Contained Life by Michelle Inciarrano, Katy Maslow


36. Water Storage Tanks Cisterns Aquifers & Ponds by Art Ludwig


37. Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea by Alice Waters


38. Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow Make and Store Food No Matter Where You Live by Robyn Jasko, Jennifer Biggs


39. Small Budget Gardener by Maureen Gilmer


40. Week by Week Vegetable Gardeners Handbook by Kujawski, Jennifer and Kujawski, Ron


41. Cannabis Grow Bible 2nd Edition by Greg Green


42. Creating Your Backyard Farm How to Grow Fruit & Vegetables & Raise Chickens & Bees by Nicki Trench


43. Maritime Northwest Garden Guide by Seattle Tilth


44. Carrots Love Tomatoes Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte


45. Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy


46. Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Briggs, Raleigh


47. Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants by Debra Lee Baldwin


48. Printing by Hand A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps Stencils & Silk Screens by Corwin, Lena


49. Western Garden Book Of Edibles by Sunset


50. Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century by Lloyd Kahn


51. New Terrarium Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants & Nature by Tovah Martin


52. Perennial Companions 100 Dazzling Plant Combinations for Every Season by Tom Fischer


53. Locavore Way by Cotler, Amy


54. Black Plants 75 Striking Choices for the Garden by Paul Bonine


55. The Selby Is in Your Place by Selby, Todd


56. Brew to Bikes Portlands Artisan Economy by Charles Heying


57. McGee & Stuckeys The Bountiful Container A Container Garden of Vegetables Herbs Fruits & Edible Flowers by Stuckey, Maggie and McGee, Rose Marie Nichols


58. The Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving, and Natural Homekeeping by Erica Strauss


59. Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere by Zach Klein


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