The Art of Bassoon Playing by William Spencer, revised by Frederick Mueller. First published in 1958, this book remains the best source of information on how to play the bassoon. Invaluable for students, it also provides essential information for non-bassoon-playing music teachers to help them guide their students correctly.
The Contra-Bassoon, A guide to Performance, by Cornelia Anderson Biggers. A very informative book with chapters on posture and equipment, fingering, tone production, reeds, instrument repair and performance problems.
Tips and Tricks for Bassoon Reeds by Holger Simon and Johann Rieger. Expert advice on how to blow-in, adjust, scrape and generally care for your reeds.Excellent illustrations throughout.