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It’s the first of February. Pinch your copy of our latest Second Hand Books list and you’ll punch the air in delight. Thousands of books, including rare and out of print titles, for our discerning customers as well as Magic Cafe members and others.

Click the link below to get your copy (left-click to view, right-click to download):

Magick Second Hand Books 2018

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Two deliveries today: six large boxes containing some great books, plus some fine items in carved wood, copper and brass. Pictures will follow, And there are two more boxes of books due tomorrow!

If you could see you way to calling in and making a few purchases as soon as possible that would be great. June is complaining that we’re running out of space.

 

This is my latest promotional video. This time for the book Hunted by Nick Stead. I’ve done vampire books promos before (as well as magic-related ones) but this is my first werewolf video… a howling success?

The video was shot by myself and Julie on the moors near Holme Moss. All the music, effects and foley were added later in our Broad Street studio. Voiceover is by the author, Nick Stead.

Hunted is the second book in Nick’s Hybrid series and is available from today, Halloween 2016, from Amazon. Here’s the link.

IMG_5493_sA load of books arrived this afternoon: some great titles, and all in excellent condition, plus a few tasty props. First batch of books now on the shelf. Am preparing a list. Email me if you’d like a copy (address on the ABOUT MAGICK section).

Boy's Book of MagicI sometimes think we’re too cheap. Just had an email from a bookseller offering a copy of the 1957 edition of The Boy’s Book of Magic at £67.99. I have in stock the 1956 edition at £7.50 (plus postage).

Good book though. Probably the first magic book I ever owned. It cost 7s 6d (38p) back then. So I suppose we’re still making a pretty good mark-up…

The Vampire SurvivorsThey go by many names: Vampires, Nosferatu, The Dark Ones, the Children of the Night. They are the stuff of legend. They occupy our nightmares and fascinate our waking thoughts. But what is it really like to be a vampire? What is it like to exist in a world ruled by mortals? Over the course of one intense month, author Paul Voodini tracked down these vampires and interviewed them, finding out in fascinating, personal detail what it means to be a creature of the night. These are not the demonic creatures of horror films, nor the angst-ridden playthings of romantic novels. These are Vampires, and they are Survivors!

My copy of Paul’s The Vampire Survivors arrived a few days ago. The 156-page book is well produced and makes excellent night-time reading. (Just make sure you lock the doors — and windows — first.)

Be prepared to meet Nancy Beck, turned during a vampire feeding frenzy in a London hospital in 1851, who exchanged her newborn child for a dark, eternal life. And Jessica Cooper, turned as teenager and doomed to wait for ever for her lost love.

The monstrous Lady Jane Cunningham is definitely to be avoided, but you can’t help feeling a touch of tainted sympathy for the ‘natural-borns’ Aya and Dibs Varga, driven from their home in Budapest by Vatican sponsored vampire hunts.

And there’s Edwin Simone, turned on the Somme battlefield. Carlyle Dannennfesler from New York, turned in 1840 and now an investment banker. Georgina Strong, who solves for us the identity of Jack the Ripper.

The Vampire Survivors is available here, price £9.99.

A recent addition to our our burgeoning range of second-hand books. Actually, this is no longer for sale as a few minutes after putting it on the shelf someone grabbed it and waved his wallet. Briefly remembering the essential function of a magic shop, I succumbed.

(Just so long as it doesn’t turn up on eBay for twice the price, as happened recently.)

Nice cover though! (Didn’t he used to come into the shop and complain that he’d bought that £20 prop in Davenports for 3/6 a few years ago?)

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