The Conjuring Arts Research Center – New York, New York - Atlas Obscura

The Conjuring Arts Research Center

Unlock the secrets of the conjuring arts. 


Books of illusion, conjuration, religion, and history, artifacts of magicians, handcuffs, magical props and tricks line the walls of this 12,000 book library.

With texts and objects dating back as far as the 1400s, the Conjuring Arts Research Center of New York boasts an incredible collection of magical resources.

As magicians are a fairly secretive bunch, this is one of the few places the layperson can actually unlock the secrets behind the worlds greatest illusions and magic tricks.

Know Before You Go

The stacks are closed, you will need to speak with the owners of the library to gain access. Read the website for details.

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