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  1. The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz

    The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz

    $44.95
    In The Magic Way, Juan Tamariz teaches you not just great tricks, but a way to make every trick you do better and more magical. From the moment it appeared in 1987, The Magic Way was recognized as one of the world's great books on magic. It has been long out of print and highly sought after. This new edition of The Magic Way brings to magicians everywhere the magic and remarkable thinking of one of our greatest living magicians. Over a period of five years, Juan Tamariz has corrected, revised and updated his classic text. This newly translated edition of that revised work might have been called The Magic Way Repaved.
  2. Playing Cards in photographs

    Playing Cards in Photographs by Laurence Lubliner

    $34.95
    A long time dealer in antiques related to cards and gambling (and slot machines), Larry gathered up over 100 vintage and contemporary pictures, including tintypes, real photo postcards, publicity pictures, and more, all with the same unifying theme: each image features playing cards in one way or another. Now those photos, gathered over the course of 30 years, have been brought together with Larry's commentary and historical background, and a book has been published. Yes, we know - the title is not all that imaginative. But the lens through which you'll see the lowly playing card is most definitely unique. We think you'll enjoy this view of the world of cards. We know we did.
  3. Designing Miracles

    Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95
    The Most Important Book On Magic Theory Since Strong Magic! In Designing Miracles, Darwin Ortiz continues the task he began in Strong Magic: to explore and raise the level of craft in magic. This time he presents a groundbreaking study of how laymen think and what it takes to amaze them.
  4. Strong Magic

    Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95
    Why is it that some magicians get great audience reaction while others who are just as skillful leave audiences so cold? The answers are in Strong Magic, the first-ever book on showmanship specifically for the close-up magician. As a successful professional magician for almost twenty years, Darwin Ortiz has appeared before thousands of audiences of all kinds. During that time he has studied what it takes to really move an audience. In Strong Magic, he presents the results of those years of study and experience in a way that every magician can benefit from.
  5. Modern Coin Magic

    Modern Coin Magic

    Starting at: $11.95

    The world's most complete textbook of coin conjuring now in its 14th printing!

    Bobo's Modern Coin Magic brings a new form of entertainment to the magic world. Coin magic can be performed any time, anywhere, on the spur of the moment. With Bobo's basic knowledge and know-how, the best feats of the world's expert coin workers can be yours.

  6. Expert Coin Magic

    Expert Coin Magic by David Roth

    $64.95
    The beautifully illustrated treatise on magic and manipulation with coins by David Roth is now back in print with over 300 pages of tricks for both the amateur and professional magician. The book is divided into two sections; Magic in The Hands & Magic at The Table.
  7. Japan Ingenious

    Japan Ingenious by Richard Kaufman

    $59.55
    In collaboration with Steve Cohen, Richard Kaufman brings us another beautifully bound book full of original magic. Japan Ingenious is a fine collection of tricks and routines that further cements the Japanese reputation for unusual thinking. Learn 65 effects from 21 of Japan's most creative magicians. It would be difficult not to find something that piques your curiosity.
  8. Expert Card Technique

    Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard & Frederick Braué

    $14.95

    In this definitive work on card technique, step-by-step instructions teach you the correct methods for the basic manipulations and the more advanced flourishes, and only then allow you to learn tricks.

    Offering the most foolproof methods available, Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue explain such basic manipulation as the palm, the shuffle, the lift, the side slip, the pass, the glimpse, the jog and the reverse. They detail various false deals, crimps and changes and the more advanced execution needed for forces, fans and the use of the prearranged deck.

  9. The Art of Switching Decks

    The Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi

    $54.95

    In The Art of Switching Decks, Roberto Giobbi, the world-renowned author of Card College and other modern classics of card magic, teaches dozens of methods for imperceptibly switching decks. More important, he shows that it isn't difficult manipulation that makes these switches totally deceptive--rather, it's psychological principles: principles that allow the reader to apply and modify deck switching techniques to suit any circumstance.

    All this is accomplished without the use of special gimmicks or apparatus. The only things required to do these professional switches are decks of cards and your pockets. And along the way, Giobbi explains some very strong card magic.

  10. The Complete Walton

    The Complete Walton by Roy Walton

    $134.95

    We are very pleased to announce that The Complete Walton is back in print.

    These new volumes have been re-edited, printed and bound to an exceptional standard using the original diagrams. They are beautiful.

    Dai Vernon once described Roy Walton as "Truly Brilliant". Read these books and you'll know why. The Complete Walton includes literally hundreds of effects using an ordinary deck of playing cards. The body of work clearly reveals how obsessed with playing cards Roy is, and is a collection you'll be coming back to for years to come.

    Both volumes are included. That's over 600 pages covering well over 200 effects with playing cards.

  11. S.E.A. For Yourself

    S.E.A. For Yourself by Dan and Dave

    $88.88

    An exclusive collection of items from Dan and Dave's 2012 Southeast Asia tour. Unless you'll be seeing them live, this is your only chance to own a signed copy of their special edition lecture notes and tour T-shirt. The bundle also includes both the Year of The Dragon and Game of Death editions of Fulton's Chinatown playing cards, which have already become collectors' items.

    As a bonus, you'll receive a limited edition self-adhering patch made just for the tour.

    Limited to 88 autographed sets.

  12. Magical Mathematics

    Magical Mathematics by Persi Diaconis

    $29.95
    Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath Principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem.
  13. Erdnase Unmasked

    Erdnase Unmasked by Richard Hatch

    $34.95

    For over a hundred years, the identity of the author of Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, known colloquially as The Expert at the Card Table, has perplexed practitioners of magic and historians alike. For many, it is the last great, unresolved mystery of twentieth century magic. That is, until now.

    Magicana is pleased to publish the findings of Richard Hatch, the world's pre-eminent authority on the subject, along with sleight-of-hand artist David Ben's profile of the author drawn from the content of the book. Together, they make a compelling case that one man - E. S. Andrews - was the author of this seminal text.

  14. Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy

    Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy by John Carney

    $24.95
    Simple tricks are often the very best, and the most entertaining. But whether you are a child or an adult, it is important that you get off to a good start, establishing the fundamental principles that will make for a great magician. This book delivers that, and more.
  15. Celebrations of Curious Characters

    Celebrations of Curious Characters by Ricky Jay

    $24.95
    Adapted from his popular radio series “Jay’s Journal of the Air,” Celebrations of Curious Characters features one-page anecdotes of mind-bending performers (limbless jugglers, banjo-picking birds, Anglo-Texan saxophone-playing siamese twins) paired with engravings, mezzotints, and broadsheets from the author’s remarkable collection. You’ll find engaging vignettes on a daunting variety of topics: musical prodigies, cannon-ball catchers, conmen, card cheats, and performing politicians. Plus, a man who made a model of Lincoln Cathedral out of 1,000,800 bottle corks; a woman continuously pregnant for six-and-a-half years; a theatrical strong man who became the world’s leading Egyptologist; and a healthy number of digressions on time, money, and the argot of thieves.
  16. Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic

    Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic by Gabe Fajuri

    $24.95

    Experience a complete course in magic with Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring - a giant compilation of more than 300 tricks and variations. 

    Here are illustrated step-by-step instructions for rope tricks, money magic, mind-reading effects, stage illusions, everyday magic, and plenty of all-new card tricks. Readers will learn how to bend spoons, stretch handkerchiefs, levitate glassware, make small children disappear, shuffle playing cards with aplomb, and much more-everything from simple street-magic effects to epic on-stage illusions. Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring is a beautifully designed reference for magicians of all ages and abilities. 

  17. Genii Magazine, Oct. 2011

    Genii Magazine, Oct. 2011 by Dan and Dave

    $19.95
    We're pleased to announce that the latest issue of Genii, the conjurers magazine contains a full 18 page article on our creative process along with several original tricks and flourishes. Order your signed copy here!
  18. Indestructible Erdnase

    Indestructible Erdnase by Conjuring Arts Research Center

    $24.95

    This waterproof and tear resistant edition of The Expert at the Card Table b S.W. Erdnase is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to last you a lifetime. Take it everywhere, even read it in the shower.

  19. Handcrafted Card Magic

    Handcrafted Card Magic by Denis Behr

    Starting at: $39.95

    An excellent assortment of clever and original card magic by one of Germany's finest close-up magicians.

  20. Avant-Cards

    Avant-Cards by Tom Gagnon

    $49.95

    Over twenty years in the making, Tom Gagnon is proud to release the beautifully hardbound, oversized format AVANT-CARDS: Tom's first and only large collection of original, baffling, close-up card magic. 

    Written by Wesley James, edited by Matthew Field, includes 568 illustrations by Tom, over sixty tricks, techniques, and routines packed into over two hundred pages.

  21. A Cut Above

    A Cut Above by Msgr. Vincent Foy

    $44.95

    A joyful exploration of one-handed cuts created or documented by Msgr. Vincent Foy, a pioneer of the modern movement of card flourishes. His contributions on this subject that appeared initially in The Linking Ring and in Bertram on Sleight of Hand, inspired a new generation of finger-flingers.

    Msgr. Foy, who is 95-years young, revisits his notes to give us 100 one-handed glorious cuts, most of his own invention.

  22. Smooth Operations

    Smooth Operations by Kevin Ho

    Starting at: $19.95

    Introducing the card magic and flourishes of Kevin Ho, Smooth Operations is a 60 page book explaining an array of new material for both the curious student and seasoned pro with over a hundred photo illustrations for an enjoyable learning experience.

    Step into a world of visual madness and experience the unexpected. Tools, Inventions and Applications for the Modern Card Magician.

  23. The Royal Road to Card Magic

    The Royal Road to Card Magic by Multiple Authors

    $9.95
    A cost-effective and proven book for beginners, Royal Road to Card Magic will teach a variety of techniques, flourishes, and effects, while setting up the beginner with a thorough grounding in the theory of the art. This book will teach you valuable lessons in a straight forward manner that will be beneficial and prove valuable throughout your studies, even at the highest levels of understanding. It is a bit antiquated in some aspects, like writing style, but the study will contribute greatly towards your ability to comprehend other books further on in your career.
  24. The Annotated Erdnase

    The Annotated Erdnase by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95

    The top card men in the world disagree on many things. One thing they all agree on is that no other book in the history of card manipulation deserves careful study more than The Expert at the Card Table. After one hundred years, it is still considered the foundation upon which modern card magic is based. It contains some of the most perfectly constructed sleights in all of card magic. Even more important are the profound lessons in the real secrets of magic: naturalness, attention to detail, uniformity of action and the psychology of deception. For a century, the methods of S.W. Erdnase have been studied, practiced and written about by countless card experts. One person who spent a lifetime studying every detail of this landmark book is Darwin Ortiz.

  25. Card Control

    Card Control by Arthur Buckley

    $8.95
    Card expert, Arthur Buckley, demonstrates tricks that have left theater audiences amazed, and that card-playing professionals have used profitably. It is not a book for beginners. But these shifts, palms, glides, false shuffles, cuts, fans, steals, and spectacular deceptions will help those with basic card expertise reach new levels of performance.
  26. By Forces Unseen

    By Forces Unseen by Ernest Earick

    $34.95

    When one enters card magic, the books are endless. Coming across By Forces Unseen is a special moment in any card magician's growth. It is a pleasure to read. Beautifully written and researched by Stephen Minch, you will find many other books mentioned in the references that will advance your pasteboard path. Ernest Earick is a genius. Simply put when you learn the routines in this book your appreciation for sleight of hand will captivate your imagination.The construction of effects and sleights stand the test of time. It is a must have.

  27. Inner Card Trilogy

    Inner Card Trilogy by Dai Vernon

    $44.95
    Widely considered to be the greatest collection of Vernon's brilliant and influential card magic, the original three volumes have been combined into one sensational book with 240 pages of exceptional effects. Complete with over 190 photographs of the Professor's hands, you'll find such Vernon classics as The Notis Stop Trick, Twisting The Aces, McDonald's $100 Routine, Cards To Pocket, The Trick That Cannot Be Explained, Blindfold Poker Deal, Three Card Monte and lots more.
  28. Stuff: A Collection of Original Magic

    Stuff: A Collection of Original Magic by Eric Mason

    $34.95
    Eric Mason was not only a brilliant inventor and magician; he was a creative and talented illustrator. In this beautifully designed book, Mason showcases these qualities and offers a collection of original magic that has received acclaim from such legendary magicians as Roy Walton, Fred Robinson, Gordon Bruce, and Peter Duffie, to name just a few.
  29. Versatile Card Magic

    Versatile Card Magic by Frank Simon

    $39.95
    One of our favorite books on card magic. It features a very well thought out method for the Convincing Control, one of card magic's most ingenious techniques, and looks at variations and applications in a degree that is truly rare in the field. In addition to learning the elegant technique and the numerous variations, you will also encounter one of the best sources for card magic effects on the planet.
  30. The Five Points in Magic

    The Five Points in Magic by Juan Tamariz

    $34.95
    A treatise on the body's role in deception. Juan Tamariz teaches magicians that it is not the hands alone that deceive, but also the feet, the body, the eyes and the voice. It is only through a full understanding of all five of these tools of nature and communication that the conjurer can spin a complete web of illusion that traps and then transports his audiences into the astonishing realm he has prepared for them.
  31. Impuzzibilities

    Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer

    $16.00
    Jim Steinmeyer’s latest book is a collection of 13 surprising effects, many suitable as “interactive” effects, through the medium of a page, radio, videotape or phone. It starts with his famous mathematical “Nine Card Problem” with his variations, and even includes a “3-Card Monte” and a card transposition which takes place completely in the spectator’s hands.
  32. Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & the Artists of Illusion

    Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & the Artists of Illusion by Al Seckel

    $17.95
    Optical illusion art, created by such innovative artists as M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali, confuses the eye with visual paradoxes, from vibrating effects to moire patterns. Bring together a remarkable tapestry of words and illustrations, Masters of Deception celebrates more than 400 years of the art form that defies expectation. Some of the finest and most prominent optical illusion work in a range of genres can be seen together for the first time in this unique retrospective.
  33. Magic-Con Program

    Magic-Con Program by Dan and Dave

    $19.95
    This beautiful program includes an introduction from Max Maven and over 100 pages of presenter bio's, portraits, articles, tricks and lined pages for taking notes.
  34. Tangled Web

    Tangled Web by Eric Mead

    $39.95
    In this first major book by one of the United States' most respected professionals, Eric Mead covers a wide range of magic and mentalism, drawn completely from his professional repertoire and fine-tuned by performance after performance to its present form.
  35. Art of Astonishment

    Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris

    Starting at: $44.95

    If you're just a curious fan of magic or a full time pro, the Art of Astonishment is a magical treasure. This three-volume set spans a history of time and creativity that can't be missed. Famous and full-time professionals use the material within these pages on a daily basis to make a living.
  36. Card College

    Card College by Roberto Giobbi

    Starting at: $31.95

    Roberto Giobbi's remarkable Card College books have become the groundbreaking course in the subject - an analysis of the art, science, technique and philosophy of card magic. Card College has changed the way a generation of magicians have learned card magic, and changed the way they think about it.

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