Book by Stephen Minch and John Carney
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A legendary book is FINALLY available again! If you want a perspective on how long this book has been out of print, just watch the trailer. We've kept the original from the last time it was available.

Carneycopia offers enough great magic to last a lifetime. Within its more than 260 pages, you'll find the prized secrets of one of the most creative and entertaining magicians in the world—John Carney. It's extremely rare to find a wealth of material like this in one book.

You'll learn the close-up magic that has earned John acclaim from both his peers and public alike. This is real-world magic that you'll be eager to perform in restaurants, bars and close-up theaters.

Authored by one of magic's most respected authors, Stephen Minch, Carneycopia is a true joy to read. Each routine, trick and sleight is taught in painstaking detail. You'll love seeing how Carney's classic approach to magic emphasizes the importance of routine construction and economy of handling. Enjoy a first-hand look at John's innate ability to understand what is truly needed to amaze an audience.

Carneycopia is a compendium of close-up magic that is equal parts entertaining and baffling. Every serious student of magic should have this book on their shelf. After being out print for years, don't miss your chance to grab a copy before it sells out again!

Contents of Carneycopia

  • Introductory Encomia: Michael Skinner, Mike Caveney, Stephen Minch.
  • Secret Philosophy: John Carney
  • Current Classic
  • Predictable Surprise
  • Straggler
  • Final Trace
  • Soft Glass
  • Chill Pack
  • Poor Man's Card Manipulation
  • Ethereal Pack
  • Streamlined Cylinder and Coins
  • Side-pocket Transpo
  • Trans-essence
  • Inscrutable
  • Half Dollars in the Mist
  • Versa Switch
  • Kings and Aces Change Places
  • Fruit Cup
  • Natural Selection
  • Australian Aces
  • Wired
  • Bull Session
  • Suicide Match
  • Seconds on Jack Sandwich
  • The Logical Bill Trick
  • The Slide to Home Prediction
  • The Yenrac Packet Switch
  • To the Sticking Point
  • Triumph Rip-off
  • Bullet Train
  • Quarter Spin
  • Upside-down
  • Transplant
  • Slick Pip
  • A Polite Penetration
  • Tenkai-esque
  • Hammanesque
  • Slow Fade to Red
  • Hot Slot
  • Sanverted
  • Oil on Troubled Waters
  • Calligraphic Cash
  • Rubber Detective
  • Everywhere. Nowhere and on Your Face
  • The Thirteenth Victim

Hardcover | 266 Pages | Fully Illustrated


Customer reviews for Carneycopia



I’m happy they did another printing of this book. I got it right away. Certainly, I haven’t read the whole book yet but there is so much quality magic in it, I’ll be studying this for a long time. A few of these tricks are available as a video download too, so it’s nice to also get to read it in the book. A must have for any hobbyist or worker.



I can honestly say that I've read this cover to cover multiple times...
Each time I find a new gem that finds its way into my repitioua . John is an excellent teacher and the book should be on EVERY magicians shelf!!



While the book’s content are superb, the font size of the text is minuscule, posing a challenge for readability among senior citizens. Normally, I prefer physical books over ebooks but this particular book is an exception. It’s disheartening to encounter such a fantastic book reprinted with such a small font size.


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