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Books on Magic

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Here are some books on magic.  This list is by no means comprehensive, but rather contains just a few good books to get you started. Feel free to email me the names of any others you think are noticeably lacking and I’ll include them as well.  

  • Mathematics, Magic and Mystery. by Martin Gardner
  • Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic, by Mark Wilson
  • The Magic Show with Cards, by Mark Setteducati
  • Modern Coin Magic, by J B Bobo
  • Magic for Dummies, by David Pogue
  • Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, by Jean Hugard
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: Lessons in Sleight of Hand, by Bill Tarr
  • The Royal Road to Card Magic, by Jean Hugard
  • The Art of Magic :the Companion to the PBS Special, by Carl Waldman
  • Sleight of Hand: A Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs and Others, by Edwin Sachs
  • 101 Easy-To-Do Magic Tricks, by Bill Tarr
  • Card Control: Practical Methods and Forty Original Card Experiments, by Arthur H. Buckley
  • Expert Card Technique, by Jean Hugard
  • Houdini!   The career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation,
  • world's handcuff king & prison breaker, by Kenneth Silverman
  • The World's Best Simple Bar Tricks, by Doug Lanksy
  • Tricks with Your Head: Hilarious Magic Tricks and Stunts to Disgust and Delight, by Mac King
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks, by Tom Ogden
  • Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians, by Stewart James
  • Abracadabra!: Secret Methods Magicians & Others Use to Deceive Their Audience, by Nathaniel Schiffman
  • Pentamagic, by Pentagram