John Stenersen is the author of four books on the natural history of the Lofoten region, all published on Tringa Forlag:
- Fugler i Lofoten (1997 – only in Norwegian), now out of print.
- The Norwegian Killer Whales (with dr. scient. Tiu Similä - 2004, second edition 2007). The book cover the biology of the Killer Whales, based on fieldwork and photographs from the Lofoten region. The book is available in both english and norwegian editions, and the later can be purchased outside Norway trough Natural History Book Store:
- Lofoten Nature (2007)– a short introduction to the natural history of the Lofoten Islands. Main text in Norwegian and English with summaries in German, French, Spanish and Italian.
- Birding the Islands - a Birdwatchers Guide to Lofoten and Vesterålen (2017). Richly illustrated birding guide with maps and hotspots for the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. The book is available in both english and norwegian editions.