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My Top 5 Magic Books For the Beginner Magician

Posted on 7th Mar 2016 15:57:33

As it was just world book last week I’ve decided to belatedly jump on to the book list band wagon and list a few magic books that I feel are important or even essential reading to anyone wanting to start out in the crazy world that is magic.

Often at gigs/in the pub/most places to be honest I get asked how I first got into magic and how I go about learning new tricks. Well in a part answer to one of those questions, I learn many of my tricks from reading books aimed at magicians that teach the mechanics and often presentations.  The books though I will list could be said to be aimed more at the layman (that’s non magician to you and me) as they start right at the basics. They are regarded as classics in the magical literature world and countless generations of magicians have studied them and even keep them close on hand as they suddenly find something inside that they still wish to use.  Of course nowadays there are literally hundreds of magic DVDs, videos and tricks etc to buy but I will concentrate on just the books. In no particular order here are the books that I first started reading. Some of these are quite old now but the information in them is still great......

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