Autumn 2019

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

Giant carnivorous cockroaches, demonic children, haunted houses, possessed dolls, killer clowns, Nazi leprechauns, and crabs on the rampage: all these and more lurk beneath the garish covers of a publishing category that flourished from approximately 1967 to 1991, bookended by the runaway bestseller Rosemary’s Baby and the successful film adaptation of Thomas Harris’s Silence of

Giant carnivorous cockroaches, demonic children, haunted houses, possessed dolls, killer clowns, Nazi leprechauns, and crabs on the rampage: all these and more lurk beneath the garish covers of a publishing category that flourished from approximately 1967 to 1991, bookended by the runaway bestseller Rosemary’s Baby and the successful film adaptation of Thomas Harris’s Silence of

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