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We are back in print! I’m proud to day for the past five years my book on Theatrical Magic "Tales of Enchantment” has been a huge bestseller to magicians.

"Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic” By Walt Anthony
Techniques and Presentations to make your magic....more Magical!

Introduction by Kostya Kimlat,
Foreword by Robert E. Neale,
Edited by Ed Solomon.
270 pages: 7" x 10"

Jeff McBride said: "Walt weaves many colorful stories into a magical carpet ride of adventure! This impressive book is rich in mythic images that will inspire you to think and feel deeply about our ancient art."

The paperbound edition can now be purchased from Penguin Magic and the hardbound edition from
You can read all about the book below.

A lifetime of practical material is explored in this book: presentations, stagecraft, effects, performance technique, magic anecdotes; all from a full-time professional entertainer’s thirty-plus year career.

This book has become one of those books that sets a standard within the magic world for years to come.” In this book, you will learn new routines and original magic presentations. You will learn skills and tools for thinking imaginatively and creatively. You’ll be exposed to a dynamic writing style that makes you feel comfortable while challenging you to become more innovative and go beyond simple “patter” or standard magic.

It really is one of the most inspirational books about approaching Magic as an Art-Form. The author’s personal routines and stories come to life and will help create “Real Magic” for your audience. In fact, if you don’t think of new ideas as you are reading this book (and find yourself reliving a bit of the giddiness you enjoyed as a kid when you visited a magic shop, unwrapped a new trick, or saw something that really amazed you) well then, you're not fully living your magical life!

Reader Reviews:
If my house were burning down, I'd grab my wife and kids, wallet and important papers... and this book.
Penguin Magic Customer

Applicable to anyone who has something to say with their magic. It would be great if this book became a classic work that was required reading for all students of our craft.
Steve Spill (Magicopolis)

Walt has the ability to show you how to take an ordinary trick, and make an extraordinary effect out of it. This is like learning directly from a master of showmanship.
Robin DeWitt (Kardor)

This could easily become the next "foundation" book, joining the ranks of Strong Magic and others. If you want some new ways to see your magic, this is a "must-read".
Clinton Magus

His ability to impart knowledge is quickly seen, while the level of his love of magic and storytelling is something we should all aspire to.
Scott Grossberg (Thinking Magically)

Walt’s attention to detail, his research and classical attitude towards magic are evident throughout the book, as is his excellent advice.
Jeb Sherrill

It made the light go on for me, and literally saved my interest in magic. Thank you for making it available.
Tom Olshefski

A chapter a night and let my mind wander to places I have never been.
Chris Handa (Castle Blood)

This is the book I wanted and looked for I first returned to magic.
Courtney Kolb (Seadog)
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Since it's in both the subject line and the lead sentence, I'll ask:

Can you quantify "best selling" and "huge bestseller," please?
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I’m so honored by yesterday’s Facebook quote by a magician who just purchased the book! Thanks so much Spike!
Magically, Walt

This is one of the most important books in my collection. It looks at who you are, persona, the stories and ambiance. This book illustrates a world beyond 'here is a trick and here is another trick. Opening up new worlds to be imagined, and making what you do more meaningful to those who attend your presentations... This is part of the path to the top, and should be required reading and in the library of every Magician, nay Conjurer.. because when you get done reading this your dreams will expand exponentially and so will your Magic..... Thank you Walt Anthony.
Canadian Magician, Spike Norstrum
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