There are many books written about Zen. As with any subject there are huge variations in depth and quality of writing. The following books are recommended for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Philip Kapleau                The Three Pillars of Zen

Yoko Beck                         Everyday Zen

Shunryu Suzuki              Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Kôun Yamada                  Gateless Gate

John Daido Loori           The Eight Gates of Zen

Roselyn Stone                  Winding Road Straight Path