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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