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My average is 5 books per year.
I did not count the e-books, about 5 per year too.
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It hard to tell exactly how many per year I buy or plan to buy, but I do keep an eye out at the discount used book places and rescue the better books when I can.

Rescues include Royal Road to Card Magic, Expert Card Technique, Tarbell Volume One, Houdini on Magic, the Ken Silverman bio of Houdini, Basic Sill with Cards by Jerry Mentzer (staple bound but aimed at the intermediate magician), a Harold Benhard small book on rope tricks, Abbotts encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, Art and Artifice (I had to leave Hiding the Elephant due to lack of funds), A book by Thurston aimed at beginners, two Fulves books, the coins and handkerchief ones, some others too, but I think you have the idea.

So far this year, and I have bought more this year than usual, I have bought about two dozen or so. Next year, probably not so many.

And it is a sad note that H&R Books near here (Houston) is moving to far from here. A real brick and mortar shop that specializes in magic books of all types will no longer be a short drive to the north. I feel like I just found them. They are still online but it is not the same as being in the room with all those books.
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20-25 this year, probably more in the past years.
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My first year was 2007. I purchased ~30 "physical" books that year. The last year or so I have purchased 13 or 14 books. I have really cut back recently, however, due to lack of funds.

Total books purchased since January 2007: ~100.

In addition, I have purchased a number of DVDs, ebooks, manuscripts and lecture notes over the past four years.
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