Cider Books

There are dozens of books—both in-print and out-of-print—about cider and apples. Here are the ones on my bookshelf that I most highly recommend.

Cider Appreciation

Cider Hard and Sweet by Ben Watson
Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own

Ben Watson
September 2013 (3rd Edition)


Ciderology by Gabe Cook
Ciderology: From History and Heritage to the Craft Cider Revolution

Gabe Cook
October 2018


The Cider Insider by Susanna Forbes
The Cider Insider: The Essential Guide to 100 Craft Ciders to Drink Now

Susanna Forbes
October 2018


World's Best Ciders by Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw
World’s Best Ciders: Taste, Tradition, and Terroir

Pete Brown & Bill Bradshaw
October 2013


Cider Made Simple by Jeff Alworth
Cider Made Simple: All About Your New Favorite Drink
Jeff Alworth
September 2015


Tasting Cider by Erin James
Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider
Erin James
July 2017


Cider Cocktails and Recipes

Cider Cocktails by Darlene Hayes
Cider Cocktails: Another Bite of the Apple
Darlene Hayes
July 2015


Ciderhouse Cookbook by Jonathan Carr, Nicole Blum, and Andrea Blum
Ciderhouse Cookbook: 127 Recipes That Celebrate the Sweet, Tart, Tangy Flavors of Apple Cider
Jonathan Carr, Nicole Blum, and Andrea Blum
August 2018


Cidermaking

Apples to Cider by April White and Steve Wood

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home
April White and Steve Wood
February 2015


Modern Cider by Emma Christensen

Modern Cider: Simple Recipes to Make Your Own Ciders, Perries, Cysers, Shrubs, Fruit Wines, Vinegars, and More
Emma Christensen
August 2017


The New Cider Maker's Handbook
The New Cider Maker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Craft Producers
Claude Jolicoeur
October 2013


Craft Cider Making by Andrew Lea

Craft Cider Making (3rd Edition)
Andrew Lea
June 2016


Cider Enthusiasts' Manual by Bill Bradshaw
Cider Enthusiasts’ Manual: The Practical Guide to Growing Apples and Making Cider
Bill Bradshaw
May 2014


How to Grow Apples and Make Cider by Bill Bleasdale
How to Grow Apples and Make Cider
Bill Bleasdale
February 2014


Apples

Apples of Uncommon Character -- Rowan Jacobsen
Apples of Uncommon Character: 123 Heirlooms, Modern Classics & Little-Known Wonders
Rowan Jacobsen
September 2014



Apples of North America
Apples of North America: 192 Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks
Tom Burford
September 2013


The Apple Orchard by Pete Brown

The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit
Pete Brown
September 2016


Apples by Roger Yepsen

Apples
Roger Yepsen
September 2017 (Revised and Updated Edition)


England

Ciderland

Ciderland
James Crowden
September 2008


Golden Fire by Ted Bruning
Golden Fire: The Story of Cider

Ted Bruning
March 2012


Finding Good Cider by Alan Stone
Finding Good Cider: A Year in the Life of a West Country Cider Lover

Alan Stone
May 2016


Wales

The Guide to Welsh Perry and Cider by Pete Brown & Bill Bradshaw
The Guide to Welsh Perry and Cider
Pete Brown & Bill Bradshaw
May 2013


Normandy

Calvados (Neal)
Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy

Charles Neal
August 2011