To get you started...

Some of my Favorite Books...


Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

The Show Doctor by Jeff McBride

The Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay

Scarne on Card Tricks bu John Scarne

Magic Out of Your Pockets by Ty Lee

Deep Magic by Ty Lee

Gift Magic by Dr. Lawrence Hass

Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard and Fred Braue

Mysterious Stranger by David Blaine

The World of Strange Phenomena by Charles Berlitz

Creative Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Now You See It, Now You Don't by Bill Tarr

The Dune Series by Frank and Brian Herbert

The Everything Psychic Book by Michael R. Hathaway

Stories to Be Read With the Doors Locked by Alfred Hitchcock

Modern Coin Magic by J. B. Bobo

Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Harry Houdini

Exclusive Magical Secrets by Will Goldston

Aesop's Fables by Aesop

The Odyssey by Homer

Magic Behind Bars by Antony Gerard

The Art of Magic by T. Nelson Downs

Scene Design and Stage Lighting by R. Wolf and W. Parker

Stage Make Up by Richard Corson

Count, Cuts, Moves, and Subtleties by Jerry Mentzer

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Street Magic by Tom Ogden

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll


You'll notice that not all of these are about magic. There is a good reason why. when I create magic, I use things out of my life experiences and interests. I read alot and on varying topics. You never know where you'll find your inspiration.