Bradbury Books has been in operation since 1993. We buy and sell new and used books and ephemera related to magic (conjuring), circus, carnivals and the allied arts and entertainments. Among our specialties are books and ephemera related to magic history, biography and bibliography.
We are a home-based mail-order business in Kansas City, MO and do not operate a store front or show room. In addition to maintaining this website, we issue a weekly "reverse auction" containing new and used books, DVDs, tricks, ephemera, etc. We call it a reverse auction because the prices go down by approximately 10% each week an item remains on the list. While there are occasional rare, seldom seen or even highly collectible books that show up on our weekly list, it is primarily a good source for those new to magic and/or working professionals or hobbyists still actively building their collections to fill holes and further develop their collections. The source for nearly all of our books and materials are from retiring magicians or those wanting to scale back on their collections, but keep the materials within the magic community--thus the reasonable pricing. By the way, the shop to the left isn't really ours, but all too often we feel like that's how much inventory we have, so do help us by taking a look below and/or ordering from one of our emailed lists.
We also send out periodic sale lists featuring books priced as low as $4.00 or $5.00 based on the number purchased. These lists cover all sorts of topics related to magic and allied arts--including books, magazines, advertising ephemera, instructon sheets, etc. To be added to our weekly Reverse Auction or less frequent Sale lists just e-mail us and we will be happy to add your name. We generally quote and ship via U.S.P.S. media mail (although we are also happy to quote and provide priority mail shiping if you prefer). We accept personal checks or PayPal as forms of payment. Complete details on ordering and payment information is available at the end of the list. We look forward to hearing from you.