Sonja Swanson

Sonja Swanson is a writer based in Las Vegas, NV, with bylines in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Esquire, and Eater. She can be found lingering in the sci-fi and cookbook aisles, or else on Twitter @sonjamswanson.

What’s up his sleeve is as interesting as what’s on his shelf: For the last sixty-five or so years, Leo Behnke has been a professional magician with a passion for collecting (and writing) books on magic. Why would a magician need a library? “Magic and medicine are probably the two subjects that have the most printed material on them in the world,” Behnke said. The opportunities for research

What’s up his sleeve is as interesting as what’s on his shelf: For the last sixty-five or so years, Leo Behnke has been a professional magician with a passion for collecting (and writing) books on magic. Why would a magician need a library? “Magic and medicine are probably the two subjects that have the most printed material on them in the world,” Behnke said. The opportunities for research