GENERAL INTEREST

The Art of Magic: The Companion to the PBS Special
by Carl Waldman, Joe Layden, Jamy Ian Swiss

   

The Illustrated History of Magic
by Milbourne Christopher and David Copperfield

 

Art of Magic
by T. Nelson Downs, Charles R. Reynolds, John N. Hilliard

   

The Amateur Magicians Handbook
by Henry Hay

   

The Magic Show
by Mark Setteducati, Anne Benkovitz, Steve Ellis

   

The Magic World of the Amazing Randi
by James Randi

   

A Magic Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic
by Margaret Weis (Editor)

   

Conjuring
by James Randi

   
 

MAGIC INSTRUCTION (recommendations for beginners)

   

Mastering Magic: 100 Secrets of the Great Magicians
by Walter B. Gibson

   

The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Card & Magic Tricks

   

101 Easy-To-Do Magic Tricks
by Bill Tarr (Introduction) and Frank Daniel (Illustrator)

   

200 Magic Tricks Anyone Can Do
by Harry Blackstone and Walter Gibson

   

50 Nifty Magic Tricks
by Elizabeth Wood, Neal Yamamoto (Illustrator)

   

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks
by Tom Ogden, Lance Burton, Jason Alexander

   

Magic For Dummies
by David Pogue

   
 

CARD MAGIC

   

Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
by Jean Hugard

   

101 Amazing Card Tricks
by Bob Longe

   

The Royal Road to Card Magic
by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue

   

Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks
by Karl Fulves and Joseph K. Schmidt (Illustrator)

   

Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks
by Ellis Stanyon and Karl Fulves

   

Expert Card Technique: Close-Up Table Magic
by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue

   

Card Tricks Galore
by Bob Longe and Jennifer A. Kelley

   
 
COIN MAGIC
   

Coin Magic
by Klutz Press (Editor), John Waller (Illustrator)

   

Modern Coin Magic
by J.B. Bobo

   
 

HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC

   

Self-Working Handkerchief Magic: 61 Fool Proof Tricks
by Karl Fulves

   

Self-Working Mental Magic: 67 Mind-Reading Tricks
by Karl Fulves

   
 

SLEIGHT OF HAND MAGIC

   

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Lessons in Sleight of Hand
by Bill Tarr, Barry Ross (Illustrator), William Tarr

   

Sleight of Hand: A Practical Manual of Legerdemain
by Edwin Sachs

   
 

HOUDINI

   

Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss
by Kenneth Silverman

   

The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini
by Ruth Brandon and Philip Turner (Editor)

   

Houdini: A Pictorial Biography
by Christopher Milbourne

   

Harry Houdini: Master of Magic
by Robert Kraske

   

Houdini on Magic
by Harry Houdini, Morris Young (Editor)

   

Harry Houdini: Young Magician
by Kathryn K. Borland, Hellen R. Spelcher (Illustrator)

   
 

FAMOUS MAGICIANS

   

David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible
by David Copperfield, Ray Bradbury (Contributor)

   

Penn & Teller's How to Play in Traffic
by Penn Jillette, Teller, Anthony Loew

   

Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
by Mark Wilson, Walter Brown Gibson

   

Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia of Magic: A Complete Course
by Mark Wilson

   
 

FOR CHILDREN

   

52 Cool Tricks for Kids
by Lynn Gordon, Susan Synarski (Illustrator)

   

Easy-To-Do Card Tricks for Children
by Karl Fulves, Joseph K. Schmidt (Illustrator)

   

Around the House Magic
by Gay Blackstone, Harry Blackstone

   

The First-Timer's Guide to Magic Tricks
by Shawn McMaster, Janise Gates (Illustrator)

   

The Great Houdini (Step Into Reading: A Step 3 Book)
by Monica Kulling, Anne Reas (Illustrator)

   
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