The Magic Circle Library

14 January 2022

With over 12,000 books, manuscripts and bound volumes of magic magazines, many of them now out of print, The Magic Circle Library is one of the largest magic libraries in the world and is used by magicians to study the history of the art or, in many cases, to find the means by which tricks are performed.

It may be not quite true to say that there is nothing new under the sun, but in The Library you might find you are close… A dedicated team of volunteer librarians keep the collection up to date. It is “members only” in The Library, although bona fide researchers of magic are also permitted. The Library was founded by donations from the first President, David Devant.

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