The Conjuring Arts Research Center, A Research Library for Magic

The Conjuring Arts Research Center

The Conjuring Arts Research Center is a research library in New York City dedicated to performance magic in its many forms. In addition to its collection of 12,000 rare books on magic, the center teaches magic tricks to schoolchildren with its Hocus Pocus program. Cool Hunting recently visited the center and interviewed its founder, Bill Kalush (video).

Nestled in a hidden location in midtown Manhattan, the Counjuring Arts Research Center is ground zero for illusionists and historians alike. The Center provides a range of services, publishes scholarly journals, and teaches hospital-bound kids magic through its Hocus Pocus program. It is perhaps best known as home to one of the largest known collections of historic books, letters, and other media, which the center makes available online.

via Cool Hunting