Books, Books, Books!

Happy 2015 to everyone!

We started the new year off with a large collection and the first few days have been a bustling time with many orders to fill — thanks to you — our customers. It looks like it’s going to be another great year with lots of good magic coming your way.

Cole, Betty and me are busy filling orders as our January has been very busy -- thanks to you!

Cole, Betty and me are busy filling orders as our January has been very busy — thanks to you!

Huge Collection of Books

We have been madly putting up books online from a gigantic collection that came in recently. It will undoubtedly takes us months to complete. There are some rare titles and lots of collectible books from an array of subjects. This collector put together a vast quantity of books from every conceivable area of magic. If you are a magic history buff or are a lover of books, this collection is for you.

There are so many books that it would keep Burgess Meredith’s character from the famous Twilight Zone busy and very happy for a long time.

Finally, there's time to read!

Finally, there’s time to read!

Keep watching our website over the next few weeks especially since we have gone into overdrive in putting them up online.

A Sampling from the Collection

Here are several examples from the collection:

Salon de Magie by Ken Klosterman, Collector's Edition, 2006

Salon de Magie by Ken Klosterman, Collector’s Edition, 2006

Higher Magic, Magic for the Artist, Circa 1920

Higher Magic, Magic for the Artist, Circa 1920

The Pallbearers Review by Karl Fulves 3-Book Set, Volumes 1 to 10

The Pallbearers Review by Karl Fulves 3-Book Set, Volumes 1 to 10

 A Bibliography of Magic Classics by Stephen Forrester (ONE OF A KIND)


A Bibliography of Magic Classics by Stephen Forrester (ONE OF A KIND)

Lake Highland Prep’s Varsity Magic

Our customer, Ginger Bryant, is an 11th grade English teacher at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida, who started a performing magic club in her high school instead of coaching a sport. She said they always joke about it being, “Varsity Magic.” and they are taking their skills out into the community and sharing the Art of Magic.

Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic visits pediatric wards to cheer up children undergoing cancer treatment. They also they perform in elementary school and do theater shows. It’s a unique campus group that gives students a completely different experience than almost any other student group could offer.

They make one major purchase from us each year, usually an illusion, and as you can see by the photos, they make good use of them.

The Shadow Box Illusion performed by Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic group.

The Shadow Box Illusion performed by Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic group.

The Thin Model Sawing Illusion makes its appearance in Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic for a school show.

The Thin Model Sawing Illusion makes its appearance in Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic for a school show.

Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic performs the Fire Cage.

Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic performs the Fire Cage.

Abbott's Shredder Illusion gets a workout with Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic group.

Abbott’s Shredder Illusion gets a workout with Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Project Magic group.

This year they had a tribal theme with choreographed stage combat numbers between the “birds” and “beasts.” The group staged tricks like Temple of Benares and Abbott’s Shredder to look more like battle than a typical magic trick.

They also purchased a Shadow Box and a Fire Cage from us, and the photos show that the kids are definitely making good use of them.

I have to say that this club is such a great idea! I find it personally gratifying to see the pictures of the props, that lived in our showroom for a time, now being performed live in front of audiences.

I think we need more teachers like Ginger Bryant.

Have a fantastic weekend my friends.

Until next time,

Paul

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